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US man home after being held 9 months in UAE

Shezanne Cassim, left, laughs after his attorney, Susan Burns answered a reporter's question after he arrived at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. AP.

An American man returned to Minnesota on Thursday (Minneapolis time) after spending nine months in prison in the United Arab Emirates for his role in making and posting online a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

Gov’t eyes other labor markets for maids

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Government is eyeing Hong Kong, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates as new labor markets for maids who may lose their jobs in Saudi Arabia. Filipino household service workers (HSWs) affected by the Saudi deployment ban can be absorbed by other labor markets or, they can work as sales workers, waitress, and other low-skilled jobs [...]

Posted: July 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Pirates free Pinoy sailor, 28 others

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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 »

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