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INTERNATIONAL ISSUES - TERRORISM

US should involve EU in Middle East policy, UAE dailies

Posted on 18/11/2001

(WAM) A high-power delegation from the European Union, EU, is on a three-day visit to the Middle East, hoping to play a strategic part in any peace talks that may ensue, the daily 'Gulf News' said today. 'While America's interest has waned on matters Middle East in recent months, the EU is looking to see if there is any way it can contribute to bringing together negotiators from both the Palestinian and Israeli sides. However, despite the heavyweight diplomatic force, it is unlikely the EU will ...  >>MORE

Both open and underground terror must face the same punishment, UAE daily

Posted on 14/11/2001

(WAM) A major UAE Arabic daily today said that results on the fight against terror is beginning to yield good result as the international coalition which supported such a fight from the very beginning represents the international community's rejection of terror in all its forms and the preparedness of all to co-operate until the dangerous phenomenon was totally uprooted. The Abu Dhabi-based 'Al Ittihad' said that the future of the world is under great threat as a result of some incidents which ...  >>MORE

UAE works with US to fight money laundering

Posted on 08/11/2001

The Ministry of Finance and Industry said on 7 November that the UAE and the US have co-ordinated to seize assets of Al Barakat and other terrorist organisations including Al Qaida. Measures were taken against 11 entities in the UAE and 10 in the US, apart from Al Barakat on 7 November as part of the international effort to eliminate terrorist money laundering financial networks. http://www.uae.gov.ae/mofi ...  >>MORE

Arab Justice Ministers to decide a unified position on terrorism

Posted on 03/11/2001

(WAM) Mohammed Nakhira Al Dhaheri, Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, today arrived at the head of a UAE delegation to participate in the 17th session of Arab Justice Ministers due to start on Tuesday. The Ministers will work towards forging a unified Arab position on the draft of the international anti-terrorism and anti-corruption agreements. The Ministers will also review a report on the Arab anti-terrorism agreement and unifying Arab jurisprudence. The Minister and his ...  >>MORE

Sharon's targeted killing policy will never bring security to Israelis

Posted on 01/11/2001

(WAM) The UAE press said today Israel's policy of targeted killing would never bring peace and security to Israelis, branding Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's statement that he himself would lead negotiations with the Palestinians as a new round of ploy under his 'negotiate and kill' policy. The papers called on Arab countries to pile more pressure on Israel to halt its aggression on the Palestinian people and resume peace talks. 'How can the 'Jewish people' feel security and Sharon is ...  >>MORE

Arab world seeks only the implementation of UN resolutions

Posted on 01/11/2001

(WAM) A UAE English language newspaper today called the British government to play an active role in resolving the problem it had created through Balfour Declaration. Commenting editorially on the issue, the Dubai-based 'Gulf News' said, 'It was the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, that changed the face of the Arab world and left the region in the disarray it is in today. The declaration promised the Jews a homeland in Palestine. The Arab world today lives out the disastrous outcome of ...  >>MORE

Dubai Islamic Bank free of terrorist funds

Posted on 01/11/2001

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) stated on 29 October that it is free of any funds linked to terrorism. Following the events of September 11, the Dubai Islamic Bank has thoroughly checked the specific list of names given to it by the UAE Central Bank. The bank does not hold, and has not held, accounts for named terrorist suspects. ...  >>MORE

New GCC strategy against terrorism, UAE daily

Posted on 31/10/2001

(WAM) A UAE newspaper today praised the decisions adopted by GCC Interior Ministers in their yesterday's meeting in Manama concerning combating terrorism, the right of people to fight against occupying forces and the movement of GCC citizens and trade in member states. The Dubai-based 'Al Bayan' said, 'The decisions issue in yesterday's meeting of GCC Interior Ministers will open a new phase in fighting terrorism and will establish a practical strategy for GCC and Arab countries collective work ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Mohammed reviews reviews bilateral ties with US Navy Secretary

Posted on 31/10/2001

(WAM) General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, today met with US Secretary of the Navy, Gordon R. England, accompanied by US Navy Commander Admiral Charles Moore. They reviewed bilateral ties as well as the current situation of the region and the world. The meeting was also attended by Lt. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed al Nahyan, UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff. In a statement after the meeting, England said that he discussed with Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Arabs, Muslims will not accept more mistakes in US air strikes

Posted on 30/10/2001

(WAM) A major UAE Arabic daily today expressed great concern over the increasing number of civilian casualties in the ongoing American air strikes on Afghanistan, which have now entered its fourth week. The Dubai-based 'Al Bayan' said that although the air strikes continue to increase by day in both proportion and intensity, there was no hope the strikes would end soon. 'And to get the innocent Afghan civilians involved in this war is, undoubtedly, a dangerous and completely unacceptable ...  >>MORE

Tony Blair sends message to ZCCF

Posted on 30/10/2001

(WAM) British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has said that the current international crisis does not only pose a challenge to the international community but also reminds us of the need to support political stability throughout the world, to exert more efforts to solve conflicts, reduce tensions and to work for peace in the Middle East, the Balkans and other places, just as we need to deal with terrorism and factors that breed terrorism. The British Premier made his remarks in a message to the ...  >>MORE

UN Security Council should be stonger, UAE daily

Posted on 27/10/2001

(WAM) A UAE newspaper today urged the UN Security Council to regain its international legitimacy and practice its role effectively and force Israel to implement its resolutions to reach a real solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Commenting editorially on the issue, the Dubai-based Arabic newspaper 'Al Bayan' said, 'The call of the Security Council to Israel to immediately withdraw from the Palestinian cities which it occupied recently came too late and after the occupying Zionist troops ...  >>MORE

International law strictly implemented on Arabs and Muslims only: UAE daily

Posted on 26/10/2001

(WAM) A major UAE Arabic daily today said that Israel had bowed down to international pressure, pulling out its forces from Beit Rima after massacring Palestinians, but Israeli Foreign Minister, Shimon Perez, said he expected total pull out by Israeli forces from areas under the Palestinian National Authority, PNA, within some few days, but repeated the same rhetoric conditions for going back to the negotiation table, including the need for total calm. 'The Israeli government took this step ...  >>MORE

Power only can put an end to Sharon's oppression

Posted on 25/10/2001

(WAM) A UAE major Arabic newspaper today called upon all countries of the world, including the United Nations Organisation and the UN Security Council to openly announce that what the Zionists political circles are trying to devise inside Israel or elsewhere in the world is considered a clear destruction of all efforts aimed at eradicating terrorism. Commenting editorially on the issue, the Abu Dhabi-based 'Al Ittihad' said, 'It seems that the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is not fully ...  >>MORE

Israel seizes opportunity of world's focus on anti-terrorism war

Posted on 24/10/2001

(WAM) 'Israel is exploiting preoccupation of the US and the rest of the world in the international campaign against terrorism to step up its aggression against the Palestinian people and rebuff the US demand for an immediate pull out of the Palestinian- controlled areas,' a UAE newspaper reported today. 'Israel is taking advantage of the US' engagement in the anti-terrorism campaign by escalating its aggression against the Palestinian people and defying a US call for immediate withdrawal from ...  >>MORE

Khalifa receives Bahraini envoy, US commander

Posted on 23/10/2001

(WAM) H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces, received today a message from Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Bahrain's Crown Prince, dealing with bilateral relations and the latest regional and international developments. The message was delivered by Bahraini ambassador Sheikh Ahmed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa when Sheikh Khalifa met him today. In his message, Sheikh Salman thanked Sheikh Khalifa for the development ...  >>MORE

The world should react to end Israeli terrorism

Posted on 23/10/2001

(WAM) A UAE newspaper today called on the international community to interfere to end the Israeli State terrorism against the defenceless Palestinian people. The Abu Dhabi-based 'Al Ittihad' Arabic newspaper said, 'If the international community did not initiate a clear and effective stance to end the Israeli aggression and the suffering of Palestinian people now, we think that there would be no such stance in the future. The whole world is well aware that the Zionist terrorism has seized the ...  >>MORE

Israel must be made to stop its state terrorism, UAE daily

Posted on 22/10/2001

(WAM) A major UAE Arabic daily today said that the dangerous military escalations in the Palestinian occupied territories by the Israeli forces is a stark violation of the all signed agreements and international legitimacy. 'The continuous barbaric aggression against the Palestinian people and the re-occupation of areas under the Palestinian National Authority, PNA, is a stark violation of all signed agreements and a blatant violation of international legitimacy, laws and norms,' commented the ...  >>MORE

A call for international coalition against Israeli terror

Posted on 21/10/2001

(WAM) A major UAE Arabic newspaper today called upon the international community to go beyond verbal statements to actual implementation to liberate the Palestinian people from the Israeli occupation, in order to enable the Palestinians to lead a decent life free from constraining Israeli obstacles. Commenting editorially on the issue, the Abu Dhabi-based 'Al Ittihad' said, 'Israeli terrorism continues, random shelling has escalated, the number of Palestinian innocent victims have increased and ...  >>MORE

EPA says UAE free from Anthrax

Posted on 20/10/2001

(WAM) Abdullah Al Daboos, Director General of the Emirates Postal Authority, EPA, has said that the UAE is free from Anthrax and that the EPA had taken stringent preventive measures to prevent the disease from entering into the country by mail. According to a press release issued from the EPA today, all mails which entered into the country from the first day when the disease was discovered in the United States were free from the disease, adding that tough preventive measures had been taken to ...  >>MORE

UAE expresses its deep concern over Israeli barbaric aggression

Posted on 20/10/2001

(WAM) The UAE expressed its deep concern over the Israeli daily brutal aggression against the Palestinian women and children, calling the international community to provide mechanism to protect them from this continuous offensive practices. These remarks were included in the address delivered by the Member of the UAE's delegation, Obaid Matar Ali Al Kitbi, before the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on women's advancement. (WAM) ...  >>MORE

Zionist terrorism doomed by fresh global look at Mideast crisis

Posted on 20/10/2001

(WAM) The UAE press said today that Israel was using the killing of former Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi to step up its aggression and repression against the Palestinian people. The UAE papers affirmed that Israeli repressive and terrorist policies would lead to nowhere amid the fresh international vision of the Palestinian cause. 'The Zionist occupation army is escalating its aggression and terrorism to hit civilian population and leaders of Intifada with the view of capitulating the ...  >>MORE

UAE-UNESCO

Posted on 18/10/2001

(WAM) The UAE fully condemns all terrorist acts and supports the current efforts to put an end to this phenomenon everywhere worldwide, Ali Abdul Aziz Al Sharhan, Minister of Education and Youth and Chairman of the National Committee for Education, Culture and Sciences, told the general conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural organisation, UNESCO, here today. In his address before the conference, Sharhan expressed the UAE rejection of racist attacks against Arabs ...  >>MORE

Sharon to blame: UAE daily

Posted on 18/10/2001

(WAM) A major UAE English daily today blamed Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon for the chain of violence between the Palestinians and the Israelis, of which the latest victim is an Israeli cabinet minister. The Sharjah-based 'The Gulf Today' said in part, 'Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi, who ranked among the top extremist leaders of Israel, was a victim of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's oppressive policies. Sharon has driven the Palestinians to the wall. He has been using all the ...  >>MORE

UAE wants a line drawn between terrorism and legitimate resistance

Posted on 16/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) The UAE today reiterated its condemnation of all forms of terrorism and called for the holding of an international conference to identify terrorism and draw a line between terrorism and legitimate resistance against foreign occupation. Saif Saeed bin Saed, Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary, made these remarks during a meeting with U.S. Ambassador Marcelle Wahba. Saeed said that the UAE denounced all forms of terrorism but saw the need to define the concept of terrorism through an ...  >>MORE

Arab countries should react to end Israeli terrorism

Posted on 15/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A UAE newspaper today called on the Arab countries to use the current international involvement in fighting terrorism to exercise pressure on Israel to end its terrorism against the Palestinian people. The Dubai-based Arabic daily 'Al Bayan' said, ' The U.S. denial of preparing a new peace initiative in the Middle East requires the necessity of an Arab and international move to shed light on the situation in Palestine and Israel's terrorism against defenceless Palestinian ...  >>MORE

Afghan people paying price of Taliban's evil doing, UAE daily

Posted on 14/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A major UAE Arabic daily said today that the war against terror may take a long time but at the end the right is surely bound to triumph over the wrong. 'It is very unfortunate that innocent persons who have no hands in the grave mistake committed by the Taliban should have to pay dearly for those mistakes,' the paper said. 'But that is the consequences of fighting a war, which, in this case, was caused by the terrible mistake committed by the Taliban government against its own ...  >>MORE

Sultan receives Jospin's message

Posted on 13/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow up, ZCCF, has received a message from French Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin. In the message, the French Premier praised President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his positive stance in the war against terrorism. On September16, Sheikh Zayed sent a message to leaders of member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, in which he ...  >>MORE

The quiet voice of reason

Posted on 12/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A UAE newspaper today praised the stances adopted at the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Conference, OIC. Commenting editorially on the meeting, the Dubai-based English newspaper 'Gulf News' said, 'The leaders of Western countries should not be misled by the dulcet tones emanating from the emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Conference, OIC. For while the final communiqué's accepted action against terrorism by the U.S.-led coalition, it is with many ...  >>MORE

Israeli terrorism should be stopped to make planet safer

Posted on 12/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A UAE daily newspaper emphasized today that Arab countries would never go on backing the Western alliance against global terrorism at the expense of the Palestinian cause. Commenting editorially on the issue, 'The Gulf Today' said, 'That was the stark warning Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gave to British Prime Minister Tony Blair. A comprehensive resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict is vital in any attempt to fight global terrorism. The blunt warning to Blair, who is ...  >>MORE

UAE rejects all kinds of terrorism

Posted on 11/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A UAE newspaper today commented on the discussions between President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Geneva which included the issues of terrorism and the Middle East peace process. The Abu Dhabi-based Arabic daily 'Al Ittihad' said, 'The discussions between President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at this critical time through which the world in general and the Middle East in ...  >>MORE

OIC calls for global conference on terrorism

Posted on 10/10/2001

Doha (WAM) The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) denounced today the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States and called on the United Nations to convene an international conference on terrorism. ' These terrorist acts are against teachings of divinely-revealed religions and against moral and human values,' said a final statement issued by the ninth extraordinary meeting of the OIC foreign ministers in Doha. The statement stressed that perpetrators of the attacks ...  >>MORE

Arab issues discussed at Doha meeting

Posted on 10/10/2001

Doha (WAM) Foreign Minister Rashid Abdullah, said that Arab foreign ministers meeting here in Doha have discussed during their consultation meeting which extended up to early this morning various issues related to the Arab world, including the Palestinian issue, the definition of terrorism and the need to make clear distinction between terrorism and the rights of people for self defence or self determination, adding that the last point related directly to 'our Palestinian and Lebanese ...  >>MORE

Arabs not targets for war against terrorism: Sheikh Mohammed

Posted on 10/10/2001

Dubai (WAM) General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Defence Minister, today said that Arabs and Moslems were not targets for the war against terrorism. Answering questions from the press during a visit to the American University of Dubai, AUD, Sheikh Mohammed said "The current military action in Afghanistan does not scare us as Arabs and Moslems because we are not targets. Terrorism and those who support it are the targets and we are not one of them." He said that ...  >>MORE

Zayed receives Blair

Posted on 10/10/2001

Geneva (WAM) President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan last night received at his residence here British Prime Minister Tony Blair. During their meeting, they exchanged views on current developments and their effects upon the region and on the international scene as a whole. They also discussed the critical situation through which the Middle East peace process is currently passing, going on to review the existing state of relations of co-operation and friendship between the UAE ...  >>MORE

Afghan people are victims of Taliban: UAE daily

Posted on 10/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A major UAE Arabic daily today commented on the ongoing military strikes on Afghanistan, which have worsened the condition of the Afghan people, who have already suffered enough from human and natural catastrophe. The Abu Dhabi-based 'Al Ittihad' asked if those behind the Sept.11 terrorist attack on the US had ever thought of the consequences of killing innocent lives and the reactions that would follow such a heinous crime. The paper doubted if those people were so stupid as to ...  >>MORE

Open war against terrorism launched

Posted on 08/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) The UAE press said today that the US-led international campaign against terrorism had entered a critical stage through the launch of war yesterday against the bases, mechanisms and sponsors of terrorism in Afghanistan. 'Since the September 11 attacks, the world took a new turn imposed on it by terrorists who do not really know the grave danger of their actions,' wrote the Arabic daily 'Al Ittihad.' 'The international community,' the paper said, 'had realised that the time was ...  >>MORE

UAE renews backing for anti-terror campaign

Posted on 08/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) The United Arab Emirates today reaffirmed its support for the international efforts to fight terrorism. A statement issued after a meeting of the Cabinet said, "The current military operations against centres of international terrorism in Afghanistan have wide international support. At the same time, the United Arab Emirates renews its expression of its feelings of support and compassion for the people of Afghanistan during the current events, and reaffirms it's commitment to ...  >>MORE

World community should exert pressure on Israel: UAE

Posted on 07/10/2001

New York (WAM) The UAE has reiterated that the phenomenon of terrorism not only targets innocent lives and properties but also the destruction of economic and development infrastructure of all societies, such as the practices of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people on their land. This came in a statement issued by Yasser Khamis Al Saghir, member of UAE delegation at the U.N. general assembly second committee in charge of international economic affairs here yesterday. In his ...  >>MORE

State terrorism is the worst international terrorism: UAE daily

Posted on 07/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A UAE newspaper today commented on the UAE call to the international community to fight the Israeli state terrorism against the Palestinian people. The Abu Dhabi-based Arabic daily 'Al Ittihad ' said, 'The worst form of international terrorism is state terrorism which is daily practised by the Israeli government against the Palestinian people. This is how the UAE put its finger on the bloody injuries of the Middle East through its permanent representative at the United Nations. ...  >>MORE

Sharon wants to gain sympathy from America: UAE daily

Posted on 07/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A UAE newspaper today said the Israeli Premier's outrageous remark was an obvious attempt to gain sympathy from America. Commenting editorially on the issue, the Dubai-based English daily 'Gulf News' said, 'The utterly outrageous remark from the Israel Prime Minister is an obvious attempt to gain sympathy from America. His comments show appalling judgement, something Arabs, particularly Palestinians, well know by now.' But Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has grossly miscalculated ...  >>MORE

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US should involve EU in Middle East policy, UAE dailies


Both open and underground terror must face the same punishment, UAE daily


UAE works with US to fight money laundering


Arab Justice Ministers to decide a unified position on terrorism


Sharon's targeted killing policy will never bring security to Israelis


Arab world seeks only the implementation of UN resolutions


Dubai Islamic Bank free of terrorist funds


New GCC strategy against terrorism, UAE daily


Sheikh Mohammed reviews reviews bilateral ties with US Navy Secretary


Arabs, Muslims will not accept more mistakes in US air strikes


Tony Blair sends message to ZCCF


UN Security Council should be stonger, UAE daily


International law strictly implemented on Arabs and Muslims only: UAE daily


Power only can put an end to Sharon's oppression


Israel seizes opportunity of world's focus on anti-terrorism war


Khalifa receives Bahraini envoy, US commander


The world should react to end Israeli terrorism


Israel must be made to stop its state terrorism, UAE daily


A call for international coalition against Israeli terror


EPA says UAE free from Anthrax


UAE expresses its deep concern over Israeli barbaric aggression


Zionist terrorism doomed by fresh global look at Mideast crisis


UAE-UNESCO


Sharon to blame: UAE daily


UAE wants a line drawn between terrorism and legitimate resistance


Arab countries should react to end Israeli terrorism


Afghan people paying price of Taliban's evil doing, UAE daily


Sultan receives Jospin's message


The quiet voice of reason


Israeli terrorism should be stopped to make planet safer


UAE rejects all kinds of terrorism


OIC calls for global conference on terrorism


Arab issues discussed at Doha meeting


Arabs not targets for war against terrorism: Sheikh Mohammed


Zayed receives Blair


Afghan people are victims of Taliban: UAE daily


Open war against terrorism launched


UAE renews backing for anti-terror campaign


World community should exert pressure on Israel: UAE


State terrorism is the worst international terrorism: UAE daily


Sharon wants to gain sympathy from America: UAE daily