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INTERNATIONAL ISSUES - TERRORISM

British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism visits Emirates Group Security

Posted on 19/06/2009

British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism, Admiral The Lord West of Spithead, accompanied by the HM Consul General Guy Warrington, visited Emirates Group Security headquarters in recognition of the close cooperation and assistance in border enforcement and aviation security. The visitors were also briefed on Transguard Group and its roles in the support of Group Security's mission. They toured the purpose-built headquarters for Emirates Group Security ...  >>MORE

UAE denounces Jaipur terror blasts

Posted on 15/05/2008

The UAE has condemned the terrorist bomb blasts which rocked the north-western Indian city of Jaipur on Tuesday. Scores of people were killed and injured. 'The UAE condemns this heinous crime and expresses its solidarity with the government of India in confronting these criminal acts, Foreign Minister HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in a statement last night. Sheikh Abdullah also offered condolences to families of the innocent victims of the explosions and wished those injured ...  >>MORE

Germany studies counterterrorism pact with UAE

Posted on 15/05/2008

German parliament has started a study of the draft agreement between UAE and Germany for cooperation in the fields of security and combating of terrorism and organised crimes. Spokesman of the German Interior Ministry Stephen Karl said that Germany's parliament, Bundestag, commenced the detailed study earlier on Friday. He added that a decision on the implementation of the pact will be taken by Home Policy Affairs Committee in July this year. During a periodic government press briefing, the ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns Bhutto's assassination

Posted on 30/12/2007

The UAE on Thursday condemned the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and called on the people of Pakistan to unify ranks in the face of a vicious terror. "The UAE is appalled by this great loss, which is not only a tragic loss for the people of Pakistan but also for the entire UAE people", said UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. "I can't find words to express our condemnation for this criminal and cowardly act. The late Benazir ...  >>MORE

UAE papers pay tribute to Benazir Bhutto

Posted on 30/12/2007

The UAE-based English newspapers today mourned the death of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The English language daily 'Gulf News' said: "The assassination of Benazir Bhutto has been received globally with great shock and horror. It is not just that such a popular person was killed in the prime of her life, but that it should have been done by fanatics who have no regard for democracy, let alone the rule of law." "It was always deemed a courageous act to return to Pakistan at ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns terrorist attacks in Algeria

Posted on 12/12/2007

Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday voiced UAE's denunciation and outrage at the cruel terrorist act which resulted in killing of innocent civilians in Algeria. This came during a telephone conversation Sheikh Abdullah made with Algerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Mourad Medelci. Sheikh Abdullah reiterated UAE's firm stand by the leadership, government and people of Algeria during these critical times and its readiness to offer any assistance. He also ...  >>MORE

UAE committed to fighting trans-national crimes

Posted on 26/10/2007

Monaco - The United Arab Emirates has emphasised the importance of supporting global efforts and initiatives to prevent trans-national organised crime in all its forms whether inside or outside the country. Addressing the 9th international summit on trans-national crime, currently held in Monaco, Justice Minister Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhaheri, said that UAE had shown its commitment by ratifying all international conventions and protocols on anti terror and crime prevention. "The UAE has ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for holding international conference on anti terrorism

Posted on 18/10/2007

New York - UAE has expressed its support for holding an international conference under auspices of UN on developing and activating legitimate framework and international law to combat the international terrorism. The remark was revealed in a speech delivered yesterday here by Majid Ali Mohammed Al Mansouri, member of UAE delegation, at the UN session on measures to eradicate the international terrorism. The session was held by the sixth committee of the General Assembly under which falls the ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns aborted terrorist attacks in Britain

Posted on 03/07/2007

The UAE has condemned the aborted terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow. In a telephone conversation with the new British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan voiced a strong condemnation of the botched strikes. Sheikh Abdullah also expressed the UAE's solidarity with Britain at this particular time. The UAE Foreign Minister congratulated his British counterpart for assuming his new post, and expressed his hope that UAE-British ...  >>MORE

Khalifa highly condemns Algeria bombings

Posted on 12/04/2007

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President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan highly condemned the terrorist bombings which took place Wednesday in Algiers, Algeria killing a number of innocent people. In a telephone call yesterday with Algerian President Abdel Boutefliqa, H.H Sheikh Khalifa said "the UAE denounces this criminal terrorist act which targets stability, terrorize secure people and block progress and development." Sheikh Khalifa condoled the families and relatives of the victims and reiterated the ...  >>MORE

Security agencies face a huge challenge: Saif

Posted on 06/03/2007

Terrorism is not a new phenomenon but an age-old menace that is nurtured by socio-economic and political factors, said Lt.-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior. Addressing a conference on Arabian Gulf Security, Sheikh Saif added that although terrorism is as old as human societies, yet it is exacerbated by cultural, social, economic and even security conditions. The conference on the Arabian Gulf Security-Internal and External Challenges, opened here yesterday ...  >>MORE

Biennial event to address challenges of terrorist threats, homeland security in Mid East

Posted on 22/02/2007

The launch of ISNR Abu Dhabi, an international trade show focused on addressing homeland security challenges facing governments and businesses in the region was announced yesterday. Organizers of ISNR Abu Dhabi, Reed Exhibitions Middle East, said today the event will be held 2-5 March 2008 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre under the patronage of HH General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed AI Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The event ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for firm stance toward international crimes

Posted on 14/02/2007

The United Arab Emirates has called on the international community to resolutely pay heed to new patterns of crimes taking place around the world. The appeal was made yesterday by Mohammed bin Nakhira Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, as he was addressing a regional seminar held at the Armed Forces' Officers Club to discuss impediments to the endorsement of the statute of the International Criminal Court (ICT). The three-day event is being organized by the International Criminal Law Institute ...  >>MORE

UAE denies reports on wanted Al Qaida leader

Posted on 11/01/2007

A senior UAE official yesterday denied two British newspaper reports which claimed the head of Al Qaida's east Africa cell operates between Somalia and the UAE and that Somali donors sent funds from Britain through the UAE. The Guardian in a report 'US launches air strikes at Al Qaida suspects', said one of the most wanted Al Qaida suspects, Abu Taha Al Sudan, operates between Somalia and the UAE. The UAE official told Gulf News that the UAE authorities have no information on a wanted ...  >>MORE

RAK authorities to step up fight against terror funding

Posted on 26/12/2006

Ras Al Khaimah's regulatory bodies have been empowered to tackle money laundering, a top official said. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler said on Sunday that the Economic Development Department, RAK Free Trade Zone and the Customs and Ports Department have been granted full support to come up with measures and implement the UAE rules to fight money laundering and terror financing. He stressed that the authorities have also been instructed to show ...  >>MORE

Heathrow chaos forces Emirates to reroute flights out of UK

Posted on 15/08/2006

Heightened security at Heathrow has had a knock-on effect on flights from Dubai with Emirates forced to reroute Monday's EK 005 to Birmingham, a spokesperson for the airline said. Passengers due to fly into Dubai from Heathrow in the return flight EK006 were shuttled to Birmingham instead for their flight here. "Emirates is making every effort to inform affected passengers," she said. "It tries to call each and every passenger and inform them of any changes." The airline has warned its ...  >>MORE

UAE airlines swift to respond to security upgrade at Heathrow

Posted on 12/08/2006

The UAE's two major airlines were yesterday quick to react to new security measures at London's Heathrow airport. Both Emirates and Etihad operate in and out of the hub, which is one of the busiest in the world. When new regulations were introduced at Heathrow yesterday regarding very limited hand luggage being allowed in, both airlines introduced new methods to make sure passengers got off the ground as quickly as possible. An Etihad spokesman said last night: "Following the UK security ...  >>MORE

No hand baggage please, travellers bound for UK told

Posted on 12/08/2006

Passengers flying to London yesterday from Dubai and Abu Dhabi were told that no hand baggage would be allowed on board and that the items should be checked in. An Emirates airlines spokesperson also advised passengers to allow extra time to check in at the airport, saying that some delays can be expected due to the new measures. She said that flights to the United States have also been affected. Etihad Airways passengers were also warned in a letter they may experience "considerable delays ...  >>MORE

UAE participates in IDEC XXIV

Posted on 13/05/2006

The Administration of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee announced last Wednesday that the United Arab Emirates Delegation attending the 24th International Drug Enforcement Conference - IDEC XXIV in Montreal, Canada, which is held over three days from 9 - 11 May 2006, met on the margins of the Conference with Karen Tandy, Administrator of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other members of this international body. The IDEC is the largest international forum of law ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns Dahab bombings

Posted on 26/04/2006

The UAE has strongly condemned Monday night's terrorist and criminal bomb attacks on the Egyptian resort town of Dahab, in which dozens of innocent people were killed and maimed. Foreign Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, reiterated the UAE's full solidarity with Egypt and his country's full support for Cairo in the latter's efforts to get rid of the criminal and terrorist elements which arbitrarily kill innocent people. Sheikh Abdullah said the criminal act aimed at disturbing ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns crimes against holy shrines in Iraq

Posted on 24/02/2006

The UAE yesterday strongly condemned the heinous crime which took place at a religious shrine in Iraq. 'The UAE condemns in the strongest possible terms this terrorist act which mainly aims at sowing seeds of division and sedition among the sons of the brotherly Iraqi people,' said Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. 'The UAE is adding its voice to that of Iraqi national, spiritual and political leaders and appeals to all to deny the terrorists, who don't respect sanctity, ...  >>MORE

UAE, Turkmenistan pledge to back global anti-terror drive

Posted on 15/02/2006

Ashgabat - The UAE and Turkmenistan pledged yesterday to back collective international efforts to fight terrorism, organised crimes and drugs trafficking. UAE President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Turkmen counterpart Saparmurad Niyazov stressed, in a joint communiqué issued simultaneously in Abu Dhabi and Ashgabat at the end of Sheikh Khalifa's visit, the importance of consolidating peace and security in Central Asia and Middle East. They also underlined the need for ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns Tueni's assassination

Posted on 13/12/2005

The UAE has vigorously condemned the assassination of Lebanese journalist and MP Gebran Tueni and his entourage in Beirut yesterday, calling it a "heinous act". "The UAE decries this cowardly act that has targeted not only the life of a renowned Lebanese journalist but the stability and security of sisterly Lebanon," said Minister of Culture and Information, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. "This is but one episode in a series of crimes that unfolded with the assassination of former ...  >>MORE

More effort 'needed to eliminate wrong impression about Islam'

Posted on 19/11/2005

Terrorism is not linked to Islam and there must be more effort to eliminate this wrong impression, said participants of a security meeting. The call was made by participants of the second International Security and Safety Middle East 2005 Exhibition and Conference, which concluded yesterday Lieutenant Colonel Dr Abdullah Bin Sahouh, head of the organising committee for the three-day conference, read out the joint communiqué. The participants called for the promotion of Islamic values of ...  >>MORE

King Abdullah, Mohammed bin Zayed visit bombings survivors

Posted on 18/11/2005

Amman, 16 Nov. 05 (WAM) - King Abdullah II of Jordan and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces on Wednesday visited survivors of the terrorist bombings in Amman who are getting medical treatment at Jordan Hospital. They also visited Radisson Sas, one of the three hotels targeted by the terrorist attacks. Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Mohammad expresses solidarity with Jordan over bombings

Posted on 18/11/2005

General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, arrived in Amman last night to demonstrate solidarity with Jordan following the suicide bomb attacks last Wednesday. Shaikh Mohammad was accompanied aboard the flight by Her Highness Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior, Shaikh Ahmad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Undersecretary for the Ministry of Finance and ...  >>MORE

Fatima visits victims of attacks in Amman

Posted on 18/11/2005

Amman - Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak on Wednesday visited Radison Sas Hotel and condemned the terrorists attacks which targeted three hotels here last week. She also visited victims who are getting treatment at three hospitals and condoled the families of victims who had lost their lives as a result of the terrorist act. Sheikha Fatima was accompanied by Rahma Al Za'abi , UAE ambassador to Jordan and a number of UAE women. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Interior Ministers condemn terrorism

Posted on 16/11/2005

Interior Ministers taking part in the ongoing 2nd Abu Dhabi International Security and Safety Exhibition and Conference, yesterday expressed their condemnation of terrorism in all its forms. In a joint declaration issued yesterday, the interior ministers from UAE, German, Italy, Bahrain, Qatar and Lebanon, called for further co-operation in terms of information exchange and to kindle values of tolerance and friendship between peoples of the world. The ministers also denounced the terrorist ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed condemns terrorist attacks in Jordan

Posted on 15/11/2005

General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Interior has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Jordan. Speaking at a press conference here on Monday shortly after inaugurating the Abu Dhabi Security and Safety exhibition, Sheikh Saif deplored the attacks, saying that such heinous acts unmask the true vicious motives of the terrorists. "These heinous acts target innocent people, a fact that unmask their vicious motives", said Sheikh Saif, adding that terrorism is a global ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns terror attacks in Jordan

Posted on 11/11/2005

The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned three deadly bomb attacks on hotels in Amman on Wednesday night as "heinous terrorist aggressions." President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan said his country stands by Jordan and places all its resources at the disposal of the Hashemite kingdom. He added: "These cowardly crimes will only make Jordan more steadfast in the face of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations." He offered his condolences to King Abdullah II, the ...  >>MORE

UAE Interior Minister condemns Amman bombings

Posted on 11/11/2005

UAE Interior Minister, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has totally condemned Wednesdays bombing attacks in the Jordanian capital, Amman, describing the attacks as "a criminal act that targeted peaceful civilians in the Kingdom." Sheikh Saif, who said the attacks were against all religious teachings, expressed his ministry's readiness to offer any kind of assistance to its Jordanian counterpart. Sheikh Saif had telephoned his Jordanian counterpart, Ouni Yarfas, during which he ...  >>MORE

UAE pledges to continue its commitment in fighting terrorism

Posted on 09/10/2005

New York - The United Arab Emirates last night vowed to continue its obligation in enhancing measures to eliminate international terrorism in conformity with relevant international resolutions, especially the UN Security Council resolutions No. 1373 and 1267. This came in the statement delivered here by Ahmed Juma Almarashda, Member of the Delegation of the United Arab Emirates to the 60th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations before the Sixth Committee. Following is the ...  >>MORE

UAE lodges documents for joining conventions on terrorism

Posted on 28/09/2005

New York - The United Arab Emirates has lodged documents for officially joining two international conventions, one on the suppression of financing of terrorism and the other on the suppression of terrorist bombing. The lodging took place as Ambassador Abdulaziz Al Shamsi, UAE's permanent representative to the UN, sent two letters to Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, along with the formal joining application documents as approved by Rashid Abdullah, Foreign Minister. In both documents, the ...  >>MORE

UAE 'is unlikely to suffer terror attacks due to high security'

Posted on 31/07/2005

The UAE is unlikely to suffer terrorist attacks because of its vigilance and high security, says a latest report by the strategic studies institute. It said this unfortunate global phenomenon does not exist here because the elements that lead to terrorism do not exist here, it said. ‘Akhbar Al Sa'ah,' the bulletin of the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, also refutes in its latest issue speculation that the UAE faces the danger of terrorism as it has a large expatriate ...  >>MORE

UAE condemns killing of Algerian diplomats in Iraq

Posted on 30/07/2005

Rashid Abdullah, UAE Foreign Minister, has sent a cable of condolences to Dr, Mohammed Bedjaoui, Algerian Foreign Minister, in which he expressed the UAE denunciation for the assassination of two Algerian diplomats in Baghdad. In his cable, Abdullah said that this cowardly barbaric act calls for a collective firm stand to put an end to it and completely uproot it. Abdullah also offered condolences to the Algerian people, government and families of the two assassinated martyrs. (The Emirates ...  >>MORE

Rulers condole Mubarak on Sharm El Sheikh's blasts victims

Posted on 25/07/2005

Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates have sent cables of condolences to President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on the victims of the terror blasts which rocked Sharm El Sheikh yesterday. Scores of peoples were killed and injured. The cables were sent by Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi of Ajman, Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla of Umm Al Qaiwain and Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi of Fujairah. The Rulers expressed their confidence in the ability of ...  >>MORE

Khalifa affirms to Mubarak UAE solidarity with Egypt

Posted on 24/07/2005

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in a telephone call yesterday, has affirmed to Egyptian President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, UAE solidarity with Egypt and conveyed to him his deep and heartfelt condolences for the victims of the Sharm Al Sheikh explosions, in which many innocent people from various nationalities have lost their lives. Sheikh Khalifa said that the UAE will strongly stand on the side of the Egyptian people and expressed to Mubarak his confidence that ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler condoles Mubarak on Sharm Al Sheik explosions

Posted on 24/07/2005

His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has sent yesterday a cable message to President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt expressing his deep condolences to the Egyptian people and families of the Sharm Al Sheikh's terrorist explosions victims. Sheikh Sultan affirmed his confidence that the Egyptian people and leadership would go over the effects of the terrorist operations. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Abdullah condoles Egyptian minister on Sharm el Sheikh terror attacks

Posted on 24/07/2005

Minister of Information and Culture, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a cable of condolences to Egyptian Tourism Minister, Ahmed Al Maghrebi. In the cable, Sheikh Abdullah strongly condemned the ugly and criminal terror attacks which killed and injured dozens of innocent people at the resort town of Sharm el Sheikh in the early morning hours of Saturday. Sheikh Abdullah said the evil hands that committed the heinous crime, which left behind a big loss of lives and inflicted ...  >>MORE

Hamdan condoles Mubarak on Sharm El Sheikh bombings' victims

Posted on 24/07/2005

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, sent yesterday a cable of condolences to Egyptian President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak on the victims of the terror bomb attacks on the Sharm El Sheikh resort where scores of people were killed and injured. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, voiced similar sympathy for President Mubarak and Egyptian people. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Worshippers pray for victims of London blast

Posted on 13/07/2005

Churchgoers have said prayers in tribute to the dozens of people who died in the London bomb attacks last week. The shocked worshippers also held a minute's silence at services to remember the victims of the terrorist outrages. Further tribute will be paid at a memorial service this evening specially organised in the wake the killings. There has also been a "steady stream" of people paying tribute through the British Embassies in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, according to dailies. The Reverend Andy ...  >>MORE

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British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Security and Counter-Terrorism visits Emirates Group Security


UAE denounces Jaipur terror blasts


Germany studies counterterrorism pact with UAE


UAE condemns Bhutto's assassination


UAE papers pay tribute to Benazir Bhutto


UAE condemns terrorist attacks in Algeria


UAE committed to fighting trans-national crimes


UAE calls for holding international conference on anti terrorism


UAE condemns aborted terrorist attacks in Britain


Khalifa highly condemns Algeria bombings


Security agencies face a huge challenge: Saif


Biennial event to address challenges of terrorist threats, homeland security in Mid East


UAE calls for firm stance toward international crimes


UAE denies reports on wanted Al Qaida leader


RAK authorities to step up fight against terror funding


Heathrow chaos forces Emirates to reroute flights out of UK


UAE airlines swift to respond to security upgrade at Heathrow


No hand baggage please, travellers bound for UK told


UAE participates in IDEC XXIV


UAE condemns Dahab bombings


UAE condemns crimes against holy shrines in Iraq


UAE, Turkmenistan pledge to back global anti-terror drive


UAE condemns Tueni's assassination


More effort 'needed to eliminate wrong impression about Islam'


King Abdullah, Mohammed bin Zayed visit bombings survivors


Mohammad expresses solidarity with Jordan over bombings


Fatima visits victims of attacks in Amman


Interior Ministers condemn terrorism


Saif bin Zayed condemns terrorist attacks in Jordan


UAE condemns terror attacks in Jordan


UAE Interior Minister condemns Amman bombings


UAE pledges to continue its commitment in fighting terrorism


UAE lodges documents for joining conventions on terrorism


UAE 'is unlikely to suffer terror attacks due to high security'


UAE condemns killing of Algerian diplomats in Iraq


Rulers condole Mubarak on Sharm El Sheikh's blasts victims


Khalifa affirms to Mubarak UAE solidarity with Egypt


Sharjah Ruler condoles Mubarak on Sharm Al Sheik explosions


Abdullah condoles Egyptian minister on Sharm el Sheikh terror attacks


Hamdan condoles Mubarak on Sharm El Sheikh bombings' victims


Worshippers pray for victims of London blast