The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship believed to be carrying North Korean weapons to Iran in what is believed to be first case of disguised cargo confiscated under tightened U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang, diplomats said Friday.
With faux wind towers giving it the appearance of a storybook stronghold from One Thousand and One Nights, Anantara’s Desert Islands Resort & Spa stands alone on the shores of Sir Bani Yas a large island in the Persian Gulf, lying just 5 miles off the coast of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. And in truth, there is a whiff of fantasy about this sand-colored, 64-room property, fringed by cobalt-blue sea on one side and, on the other, a saltwater lagoon fronting desert scrubland and a jumble of rocky central hills. Remote Sir Bani Yas was once the private domain of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and co-founder of the United Arab Emirates
On the tape, Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan appears to burn with rage. Believing he was cheated in a business deal, the member of the United Arab Emirates ruling family was trying to extract a confession from an Afghan grain dealer. With a private security officer assisting, Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al Nahyan is seen stuffing sand in the Afghan’s mouth.
Alleged terrorists held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan can challenge their detention in federal court, a U.S.
The United Arab Emirates has refused to grant a visa to a female Israeli tennis player, preventing her from competing in the Sony Ericsson World Tennis Association Tour in Dubai, the WTA said in a statement Sunday. The move runs counter to WTA policy, which says no player should be barred from competing in a tournament for which she has qualified