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INTERNATIONAL ISSUES - TERRORISM

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

Pakistan gives assurance for use of air space

Posted on 06/10/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) President and Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf said on Friday evening that Pakistan has agreed to co-operate in the field of information exchange, intelligence and use of air space to move against terrorism in Afghanistan and provide logistic support. This was reported by the 'Asscociated Press of Pakistan, APP'. 'These are the assurances that we have given. The modalities are yet to be worked out,' he stated while responding to a question at the joint press conference ...  >>MORE

Carter praises UAE’s stance

Posted on 05/10/2001

Former United States President praised the UAE's stances and considered them noble attitudes, lauding the UAE's leadership, wisdom and keenness to see solidarity among world nations. Carter remarks were made in a message he sent to the Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-Up, commenting on the statement made by the UAE Cabinet in its September 24 session chaired by Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister. In a statement, the Cabinet offered condolences and sympathy to the ...  >>MORE

UAE Red Crescent reaffirms role in providing aid to Afghan refugees

Posted on 02/10/2001

Khalifa Nasser Al Suwaidi, Board Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Society discussed with the regional officer of supply the tragic conditions of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and neighbouring countries, and the efforts to reduce their sufferings and the role of he International Office of Supply in Abu Dhabi in this regards. The reaffirmed the role of the UAE Red Crescent Society in providing aid to Afghan refugees, and the humanitarian mission carried out by the society and its delegation in ...  >>MORE

UAE to sponsor 40,000 Afghan refugees

Posted on 02/10/2001

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Society, RCS, today said that the RCS will sponsor 40,000 Afghan refugees and provide them with food, shelter and health care. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, during the Society's Board meeting here, Sheikh Hamdan said that the Society would carry out projects to shelter the refugees, build a field hospital that would provide comprehensive medical services and extend ...  >>MORE

Zayed receives cable from President Bush

Posted on 30/09/2001

President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has received a cable of thanks from US President, George W. Bush, in reply to a cable of condolences Sheikh Zayed sent to him earlier following the terrorist attacks on the United States. President Bush thanked Sheikh Zayed and the UAE people for showing great concern over the September11 terrorist attacks, which, he said, was aimed at freedom, adding that the attacks "represent a clear warning to our modern world”. "Freedom has been attacked but ...  >>MORE

UAE tracing money trails in US attacks

Posted on 29/09/2001

The United Arab Emirates, a close US ally said on Friday, Muslim states could be forced to reconsider their role in a US led coalition against terrorism if Israel continued to kill Palestinians. Obviously these killings put us all in a very awkward position to say the least. If this continues most of us will certainly have to reconsider our role in the coalition, Information Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said. Israel can't be a member of the coalition while they behave as ...  >>MORE

War against terrorism should also target Israel: UAE daily

Posted on 28/09/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A major UAE Arabic daily today said that the new Israeli military escalation, which came less than 24 hours of the cease-fire meeting between Palestinian Leader, Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, reiterates to the world at large that Israel has never in its history honoured its promises. ' Israel has blown up all what was agreed on at a meeting that was highly anticipated and which came after series of postponements. Israel has shown its real intentions, ...  >>MORE

Closing ranks against terror : a UAE daily calls

Posted on 28/09/2001

Sharjah (WAM) Israel cannot snuff out the flame of Intifada as it gets its sustenance and strength from truth, righteousness and human dignity, a UAE daily paper underlined. Commenting on the first anniversary of the heroic Aqsa Intifada, the 'Gulf Today' said, 'Today a year ago the Palestinians relaunched their Intifada. It is a moral force as much as a political struggle. It is about right over wrong and truth over falsehood. It is about the legitimate fight of the Palestinians to achieve ...  >>MORE

Pakistan very important for a stable world - President Bush

Posted on 27/09/2001

Washington (WAM) President George Bush said a stable Pakistan is very important for a stable world. 'After all, Pakistan has nuclear weapons, and we want stability in countries that may have nuclear weapons,' the Associated Press of Pakitan, APP, quoted President Bush as saying. President Bush was referring to an assistance package of 40 million US dollars announced by the visiting Japanese Prime Minister in favour of Pakistan. He said it was a very important contribution. The President made ...  >>MORE

US should go for justice not revenge: UAE dailies

Posted on 27/09/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) A number of major UAE dailies today commented on the statement issued yesterday by Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in which he urged the United States not to act in haste and to give diplomacy and legal means every opportunity before launching a military strike on Afghanistan. 'As preparations for the strikes on the perpetrators and supporters of the attacks on New York and Washington go ahead, it is vital that the case ...  >>MORE

UAE freezes accounts of terrorist organisations and individuals

Posted on 27/09/2001

The UAE Central Bank today ordered the freezing of accounts owned by terrorist organisations, individuals, NGOs and Entities. A statement issued by the Central Bank Governor, Sultan bin Nasser al-Suwaidi, and addressed to all Banks, Moneychangers, Investment Companies and other financial Institutions operating in the country, including insurance sector and financial markets, said that the decision was based on the UAE's decision in conjunction with the international efforts to fight terrorism. ...  >>MORE

Carter praises Zayed

Posted on 27/09/2001

Former US President, Jimmy Carter, praised President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his humanitarian and civilizational stances. "Sheikh Zayed's stances are fully reflected in his statements, as well as, his noble humanitarian attitudes", Carter said Carter also lauded the UAE Cabinet statement in which they have expressed their deep sorrow and sympathy for the families of the victims of the heinous attack in the United States and offered condolences to the people of the United ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid-Statement

Posted on 26/09/2001

General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, today issued a statement to Reuters News Agency in connection with the recent events that took place in Washington and New York. Following is the full text of the statement, which was addressed, in particular, to the Arab and Muslim world. Quote: I call upon the United States to be careful and to give a full chance to all diplomatic and legal methods before resorting to military action which could ...  >>MORE

Mohammed urges US to cool down

Posted on 26/09/2001

Dubai (WAM) Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, today urged the United States to think very carefully before attacking Afghanistan, saying a strike could trigger a "human catastrophe" affecting millions. "I call on the United States to pause for reflection and give chance to diplomacy and all legal means before it resorts to military action, which could have grave repercussions on world peace and security," Sheikh Mohammed said in a ...  >>MORE

UAE notifies UN on breaking ties with Taliban

Posted on 26/09/2001

New York (WAM) The UAE has officially submitted to the United Nations notification of its recent decision to sever ties with the Taliban Government in Afghanistan. Abdul Aziz Al Shamisi, UAE Permanent Representative to the UN, last night forwarded two separate letters in this respect to Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General and this month's Chairman of the Security Council, the French Permanent Representative, in which he called on them to include the letters among the UN official documents. In ...  >>MORE

Fatima instructs RCS to help UAE nationals abroad

Posted on 24/09/2001

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwomen of the UAE Women's Federation and Honorary President of the UAE Red Crescent Society, made today a telephone call to officials of the emergency room set up by the society to follow up conditions of UAE nationals in the US following the recent events there. Sana Darwish, RCS Secretary General, said Sheikha Fatima was briefed on progress of work, adding that she also instructed the room to remove all obstacles facing UAE nationals in critical times all ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed's remarks lauded

Posted on 24/09/2001

Former US Assistant Secretary of state Richard Murphy in a report prepared for the political dossier of the Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-up lauded the statements made by President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept.11 as well as his statements on the peace process, said a Zayed Centre press release. Murphy stated that the message of Sheikh Zayed to the NATO leaders, in which he called for prompt action ...  >>MORE

UAE to rush relief supplies to Afghan refugees

Posted on 23/09/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM) President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have ordered emergency relief assistance to Afghan refugees. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and President of UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS), has instructed the RCS to engage in the worldwide relief campaign spearheaded by the International Committee of the Red Cross and ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed's remarks lauded

Posted on 23/09/2001

Former US Assistant Secretary of state Richard Murphy in a report prepared for the political dossier of the Zayed Centre for Co-ordination and Follow-up lauded the statements made by President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan about the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept.11 as well as his statements on the peace process, said a Zayed Centre press release. Murphy stated that the message of Sheikh Zayed to the NATO leaders, in which he called for prompt action ...  >>MORE

UAE breaks ties with Taliban

Posted on 23/09/2001

Abu Dhabi (WAM): The Government of the United Arab Emirates has decided to sever diplomatic relations with the Taliban Government of the Republic of Afghanistan. An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said today that, over the last few days, the UAE had made intensive efforts with the Taliban Government to persuade it to respond positively to the United Nations Security Council resolution demanding that it should hand over Osama bin Laden to face a fair international trial on the ...  >>MORE

GCC states support hunt for terrorists

Posted on 23/09/2001

Jeddah (WAM) Gulf Co-operation Council countries, GCC, today pledged their support and total co-operation for global efforts aimed at tracking down the perpetrators of the terror attacks in New York and Washington and bringing them to justice. In a statement issued here after an extra-ordinary session, GCC Foreign Ministers also condemned any attempts to link Islam with the "heinous terrorist acts." The Ministers expressed their condemnation of these barbaric and terrorist acts and their ...  >>MORE

Emirates Airlines to replace metal cutlery with plastic on UK flights

Posted on 20/09/2001

It was announced on 16 September Emirates Airlines will replace metal cutlery with plastic on all flights to the UK to meet a new mandatory security directive from the British government. The Dubai airline says it is considering instigating this world-wide. The airline is acting upon evidence that the hijackers involved in the terrorist attacks on the U.S. used metal cutting tools as weapons. Dubai International Airport has also tightened security for all passengers and personnel. An ...  >>MORE

UAE backs USA on terror, warns over double standards

Posted on 20/09/2001

Following the shocking attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, in which thousands of innocent people died, the UAE stood out firmly against terrorism, promising what ever support the USA needed to deal with the perpetrators of the crime. HH the President, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, sent a message to US President George Bush, and was unflinching on the necessity to take action. 'We share with you the belief that the acts carried out on 11 September are utterly repugnant in ...  >>MORE

Dubai Air Show to go ahead despite terrorist attacks in U.S.

Posted on 20/09/2001

Despite events of the past week, the Dubai 2001, 7th international aerospace exhibition will go ahead in November 4 to 8, said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and chairman of Emirates on 18 September. 'It is very much business as usual. In the past week we have had one exhibitor withdraw from the show. But, we have just received verbal confirmation from a new U.S. exhibitor that wants to take part, as well as a stand space expansion request from a leading ...  >>MORE

War risk insurance premiums to take effect from September 27

Posted on 19/09/2001

The full impact of the war risk premium on aircraft and vessels operating in the Gulf and Red Sea will take effect after September 27, it was reported on 18 September, after the notice period runs out, allowing insurers to levy the surcharge on all clients. The London War Risk Market has instructed insurance underwriters in the UAE and other countries in the region to run the seven-day notice of cancellation with effect from September 20, under the hull and associated war risk cover, as per ...  >>MORE

Jordanian paper praises Zayed's message

Posted on 19/09/2001

The Amman-based newspaper Al Arab Al Youm praised the contents of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's message to the leaders of NATO Member States in which he condemned all forms of terrorism, including the daily terrorist acts being practised by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people. The paper also highlighted the contents of Sheikh Zayed's telephone call with President George W. Bush of the United States during which Sheikh Zayed stressed that ...  >>MORE

Zayed receives call from Pakistani President

Posted on 17/09/2001

Abu Dhabi, (WAM): UAE President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan today received a telephone call from Pakistani President Parveen Musharraf. During their conversation, the two leaders exchanged views on the current situation in the region in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks that took place in the United States last week. They also discussed the international efforts being made to combat the phenomenon of terrorism and to eradicate it. The two Presidents also discussed ways of ...  >>MORE

Zayed, Bush talks

Posted on 17/09/2001

Abu Dhabi, (WAM): UAE President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan today called US President George W. Bush to exchange views on recent international developments in the wake of the terrorist attacks that took place last week in New York and Washington and to review current efforts to fight terrorism. President Bush thanked President HH Sheikh Zayed for his sincere condolences on the victims of the attacks, and also thanked him for the position adopted by the United Arab Emirates at this ...  >>MORE

Unfair and Unwarranted

Posted on 17/09/2001

(By The Detroit News) Disturbing reports are beginning to emerge from throughout Metro Detroit of threats and expressions of hate and resentment against local Arab-Americans. They must stop now. As Metro Detroiters, we are of many colors, races, religions and ethnic groups. But we are one family. In times of trouble, families come together. Let us come together today. We will not permit an outside enemy to set us against one another. If the terrorists who struck our shores Tuesday have driven ...  >>MORE

Cabinet statement

Posted on 17/09/2001

At its meeting today, the UAE Cabinet agreed the following statement. "The UAE Council of Ministers met today and reviewed at length the latest developments related to the criminal attacks that took place in the United States last week. The Council reaffirmed the UAE's condemnation of these atrocities, noting that they had caused thousands of innocent civilian casualties as well as mass devastation and destruction. The Council expressed its deep condolences and feelings of compassion to all ...  >>MORE

UAE shuns all kinds of terrorism- Dhaheri

Posted on 16/09/2001

Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, Minister of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, said that the UAE's position on terrorism was based on Islam which calls for tolerance, love and peace and shuns violence and hatred. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Dhaheri said that the holy Quran was full of verses that promote love, harmony and peace. He said that President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan had repeatedly called upon the world to fight terrorism in all its forms. He added that the UAE ...  >>MORE

Zayed sends message to Blair

Posted on 16/09/2001

UAE President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan yesterday sent a message to British Prime Minister Tony Blair, expressing his condolences for the families of the British victims of last Tuesday's criminal attacks in the United States and thanking him for his statement that these acts should not be used as an occasion for hostility to Arab residents of Britain or British Muslims. The full text follows: To Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. Prime ...  >>MORE

Hamdan meets NATO, Russian, Chinese envoys

Posted on 16/09/2001

Abu Dhabi, 16 Sept., 2001 (WAM): UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan met today at his request with the envoys to the country of the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO, the Russian Federation and China, to deliver to them a message from President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to their respective leaders of Government. In his message, Sheikh Hamdan said, HH Sheikh Zayed had told the leaders that: "the UAE clearly and ...  >>MORE

Khalifa condoles Bush

Posted on 16/09/2001

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has strongly condemned the explosions in the United States, asserting the UAE solidarity and cooperation with the US and international community to fight and combat all forms of terrorism. In a cable sent to the US President, George Bush, Sheikh Khalifa offered his deep condolences to the US President, and the people of the US for the victims of the attacks on last Tuesday on ...  >>MORE

UAE sends condolences to world leaders

Posted on 15/09/2001

President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan has sent cables of condolences to several world leaders, whose citizens were among the victims of last Tuesday's terrorist attack in the U.S. In the cables, Sheikh Zayed expressed deep grief and sorrow to the leaders and the families of the victims of what he termed "a criminal attack, which no monotheist religion approves". He reiterated the UAE's condemnation of the evil act. Sheikh Zayed sent the cables to Queen of the United Kingdom, ...  >>MORE

UAE Parliamentary Dept. condemns terrorist acts

Posted on 15/09/2001

The UAE Parliamentary Department strongly condemned the criminal terrorist acts occurred in last Tuesday in the United States and offered condolences for the families of the victims of those criminal attacks. The UAE Parliamentary Department repeated its call to the Iranian Parliamentary Department to urge its government to respond to the UAE sincere initiatives aimed at resolving the dispute over the three UAE islands of Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs occupied by Iran since 1971. These ...  >>MORE

Zayed sends message to Bush

Posted on 15/09/2001

Abu Dhabi, 15 Sept., 2001 (WAM): UAE President HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan today sent a message to US President George W. Bush, expressing his feelings of compassion for the victims of last Tuesday's criminal attacks in the United States and thanking him for his statement that these acts should not be used as an occasion for hostility to Arab-Americans or Americans of the Muslim faith. The full text follows: To President George W. Bush, President of the United States of America ...  >>MORE

UAE Parliamentary Dept. condemns terrorist acts

Posted on 14/09/2001

The UAE Parliamentary Department strongly condemned the criminal terrorist acts occurred in last Tuesday in the United States and offered condolences for the families of the victims of those criminal attacks. The UAE Parliamentary Department repeated its call to the Iranian Parliamentary Department to urge its government to respond to the UAE sincere initiatives aimed at resolving the dispute over the three UAE islands of Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs occupied by Iran since 1971. These ...  >>MORE

UAE shuns all kinds of terrorism- Dhaheri

Posted on 14/09/2001

Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, Minister of Islamic Affairs and Awqaf, said that the UAE's position on terrorism was based on Islam which calls for tolerance, love and peace and shuns violence and hatred. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Dhaheri said that the holy Quran was full of verses that promote love, harmony and peace. He said that President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan had repeatedly called upon the world to fight terrorism in all its forms. He added that the UAE ...  >>MORE

Khalifa condoles Bush

Posted on 14/09/2001

H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has strongly condemned the explosions in the United States, asserting the UAE solidarity and cooperation with the US and international community to fight and combat all forms of terrorism. In a cable sent to the US President, George Bush, Sheikh Khalifa offered his deep condolences to the US President, and the people of the US for the victims of the attacks on last Tuesday on ...  >>MORE

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Sharon wants to gain sympathy from America: UAE daily


Pakistan gives assurance for use of air space


Carter praises UAE’s stance


UAE Red Crescent reaffirms role in providing aid to Afghan refugees


UAE to sponsor 40,000 Afghan refugees


Zayed receives cable from President Bush


UAE tracing money trails in US attacks


War against terrorism should also target Israel: UAE daily


Closing ranks against terror : a UAE daily calls


Pakistan very important for a stable world - President Bush


US should go for justice not revenge: UAE dailies


UAE freezes accounts of terrorist organisations and individuals


Carter praises Zayed


Mohammed bin Rashid-Statement


Mohammed urges US to cool down


UAE notifies UN on breaking ties with Taliban


Fatima instructs RCS to help UAE nationals abroad


Sheikh Zayed's remarks lauded


UAE to rush relief supplies to Afghan refugees


Sheikh Zayed's remarks lauded


UAE breaks ties with Taliban


GCC states support hunt for terrorists


Emirates Airlines to replace metal cutlery with plastic on UK flights


UAE backs USA on terror, warns over double standards


Dubai Air Show to go ahead despite terrorist attacks in U.S.


War risk insurance premiums to take effect from September 27


Jordanian paper praises Zayed's message


Zayed receives call from Pakistani President


Zayed, Bush talks


Unfair and Unwarranted


Cabinet statement


UAE shuns all kinds of terrorism- Dhaheri


Zayed sends message to Blair


Hamdan meets NATO, Russian, Chinese envoys


Khalifa condoles Bush


UAE sends condolences to world leaders


UAE Parliamentary Dept. condemns terrorist acts


Zayed sends message to Bush


UAE Parliamentary Dept. condemns terrorist acts


UAE shuns all kinds of terrorism- Dhaheri


Khalifa condoles Bush