Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai

Seven armed United States civilians attempting to make their way to Afghanistan via the United Arab Emirates were arrested on August 31, a State Department cable reviewed by Newsweek said. The group of U.S. nationals was detained last Tuesday and later released on bail by local police at Dubai International Airport after having “arrived on a privateContinue reading “Exclusive: Armed American Civilians on Private Plane to Afghanistan Arrested in Dubai”

Life sentence sought for tycoon over Malta journalist murder

Malta’s attorney general called Wednesday for a life sentence for businessman Yorgen Fenech for allegedly masterminding the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, which rocked the Mediterranean island nation four years ago. Attorney General Victoria Buttigieg laid formal charges against Fenech, who was arrested in November 2019 trying to leave Malta on his yacht, forContinue reading “Life sentence sought for tycoon over Malta journalist murder”

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

A young Chinese woman says she was held for eight days at a Chinese-run secret detention facility in Dubai along with at least two Uyghurs, in what may be the first evidence that China is operating a so-called “black site” beyond its borders. The woman, 26-year-old Wu Huan, was on the run to avoid extraditionContinue reading “Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs”

India’s richest people are fleeing on private jets as the country hits almost 350,000 COVID-19 infections in another daily global record

India’s uber-rich are fleeing the country on private jets as new travel bans come into place. The country is currently battling a catastrophic second coronavirus wave. Local media reports say many people chose to fly to Dubai, which is close by. India’s ultra-rich are paying tens and thousands of dollars to escape the country as it set a newContinue reading “India’s richest people are fleeing on private jets as the country hits almost 350,000 COVID-19 infections in another daily global record”

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