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R. Kelly begging judge to let him perform outside United States

Disgraced, depressed and depleted superstar R. Kelly, is pleading with a judge to allow him to travel outside the United States to perform a series of concerts to help restock his empty bank account.


Van Marwijk appointed coach of United Arab Emirates

DUBAI (Reuters) - Former Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Australia coach Bert van Marwijk has been appointed to succeed Alberto Zaccheroni in charge of the United Arab Emirates. The UAE FA announced the appointment of the 66-year-old late on Wednesday, seven weeks after Italian Zaccheroni departed whe


United Arab Emirates trade delegation visits new innovation centre at Heriot-Watt

Delegates from five major construction companies in the United Arab Emirates visited the new GRID building at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. The UAE companies represented were: Al Shafar General Contracting, Alec Construction, Turner Construction, Thornton Tomasetti and Jacobs Construction,


Trump's Golan Heights announcement met with a shrug in the Arab world

Beirut (CNN) — When Mike Pompeo landed in Beirut from Tel Aviv on Friday morning, barely a handful of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the US Secretary of State's visit.


USA Special Olympics basketball player nails 80-foot buzzer-beater at World Games

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Team USA made a big splash at the Special Olympics World Games on Tuesday. The American basketball team ended its win over Canada with a three-quarter heave at the buzzer.


Hungary to build close business ties with United Arab Emirates

Hungary strives to build close economic ties with the United Arab Emirates, one of the countries “setting the pace for global economic change”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said after a session of the Hungary-UAE joint business committee in Budapest on Friday.


Judge delays ruling on R. Kelly’s request to fly to Dubai

CHICAGO — R. Kelly’s attorney asked a Cook County judge to hold off on his request to travel to Dubai for several concerts next month. Attorney Steven Greenberg said he wanted to provide additional information to the judge.


R. Kelly Asks for Permission to Perform in Dubai and Meet with Royal Family

R. Kelly's legal team has recently filed a motion to lift his travel restrictions as he awaits trial, noting that the singer is contractually obligated to perform between 3-5 shows in the United Arab Emirates between April 17 – 19. The filing indicates that Kelly agreed to the deal before he was arr


Worker is fired and DEPORTED from UAE after he celebrated the New Zealand mosque massacre on Facebook

A company in the United Arab Emirates has fired and deported an employee after he allegedly celebrated the mass killing of Muslims in New Zealand last week. Security firm Transguard said the worker had made 'inflammatory comments' on his personal Facebook account after the attack.


Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and “meet with the royal family.”


Liberia’s 3 Representatives Win Gold Medals at Special Olympics -As President Weah Congratulates Them

Liberia: Lone Star Departs for DR Congo Today; 5…. CAF Rejects Liberia’s Request to Play Nation’s Cup…. Monrovia – Liberia’s three representatives at the ongoing 2019 Special Olympics World Game in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, have all won gold medals.


President Bio is in the United Arab Emirates

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone is in the United Arab Emirates on a state visit and attending the Annual Global Education and Skills Forum. Arriving in Abu Dhabi yesterday, 21st March 2019, president Bio and his wife Mrs Fatima Bio and entourage were warmly received by Sheikh Mohammed Bin


San Diego Navy veteran sentenced to 10 years in Iranian prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be imprisoned there since President Donald Trump took office.


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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — A resident of the United Arab Emirates who worked for a security firm was detained and deported after making comments on Facebook celebrating the New Zealand mosque attacks that killed 50 people. Transguard Group says its employee made the comments on his personal Fa


Johnny Metgod: Nottingham Forest director leaves for United Arab Emirates

Johnny Metgod has left his position as a director with Nottingham Forest to become assistant coach of the United Arab Emirates national side. The Dutchman, 61, joined Forest's board in 2017 but has been allowed to move on to take up his new role from 1 April.


Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy fits in some down time before jumping in the infra-red sauna during warm weather training trip to Dubai as he recovers from his knee injury

It’s not been all work, work, work on Benjamin Mendy’s warm weather training trip to Dubai. The Manchester City defender has arrived in the United Area Emirates as he steps up his return to full fitness.


Exclusive: Qatar asks IAEA to intervene over 'threat' posed by UAE nuclear plant

PARIS/ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Qatar has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to intervene in a dispute over a $24 billion nuclear power plant which the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is building.


Bangladesh earn 22 golds in Special Olympics

Bangladesh Special Olympics contingent continued their impressive run as they accumulated 38 medals including 22 golds till Wednesday evening at the ongoing 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


United Arab Emirates women's team gives back to community in trip to U.S

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Fatima Al Ali tried to contain her emotions while taking in all that was going on around her on the ice at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Feb. 4. The 29-year-old was surrounded that day by teammates from the United Arab Emirates women's national hockey team and girls from the American


Model breaks down in tears as she is sentenced to eight years in prison in Pakistan for trying to smuggle £1million of heroin into Ireland

A model broke down in tears today as she was sentenced to eight years in prison in Pakistan for trying to smuggle £1million of heroin into Ireland. Tereza Hluskova wept after she was handed the sentence in the eastern city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.