United Arab Emirates

Meet the UAE’s merchant of hope

Millionaire businessman Firoz Merchant helps debt-ridden inmates start a new life Firoz Merchant in his office.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News Firoz Merchant interacting with prisoners.Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News ( 1 of 2 ) ‹› Published: 20:00 February 18, 2017 Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter   Dubai: A man who came […]

There’s a reason why not a single Arab dictator has called out Donald Trump so far

If the President toured these Arab dictatorships, he’d feel very much at home. Great security, fantastic police, lots of torture, alternative facts, extremely dodgy elections and massive economic projects which damage the environment but prove absolutely useless Robert Fisk @indyvoices You’d think, given the harsh anti-Muslim Trump administration in Washington, that […]

Government doesn’t investigate human rights claims against Saudi Arabia before selling arms

Exclusive: Officials only come to an ‘overall judgement’ on whether weapons sold will be used to breach laws Joe Watts Political Editor @JoeWatts_ The Government does not make judgments over whether countries like Saudi Arabia have violated international humanitarian laws in specific cases before granting arms exports to them. Ministers have admitted they […]

U.S., European weapons used to commit war crimes in Iraq – Amnesty

   Reuters International JAN 5, 2017  Shi’ite fighters gather to fight against Islamic State militants in al-Fatha, northeast of Baiji, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (reuters_tickers) ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – Militias fighting alongside Iraqi troops against Islamic State are committing war crimes using weapons provided to the Iraqi military by […]