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UAE rejects Egypt call to free ‘Brotherhood’ detainees

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum. Photo from the Sheikh’s official Twitter account.

The United Arab Emirates has rejected a request from Egypt for the release of 11 of its nationals detained for suspected links to Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood, the Gulf News paper reported on Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pirates free Pinoy sailor, 28 others


Somali pirates have released a United Arab Emirates-flagged oil tanker and the vessel’s 29 crew members, one of whom is a Filipino, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday. The DFA identified the ship as the MT Zirku, which was hijacked by the pirates on March 28 in the Gulf of Aden, and [...]

Posted: June 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »