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1 hr ago | Billboard

Lady Gaga Goes Ultra-Glam in the Desert

Lady Gaga signs autographs for her fans as she arrives at Dubai Airport in Gulf emirate of Dubai United Arab Emirates on September 8, 2014. Lady Gaga was finally allowed to perform in Dubai, and in addition to her shows, she made sure to take in the awe-inspiring sights -- including walking about the deserts in a glamourous gown, as one does.

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5 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Focus Softnet to promote cloud, mobile apps at GITEX [ITP.net (United Arab Emirates)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Software development company Focus Softnet has announced that Cloud and Mobile Apps will be its major focus at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK. The company will launch cloud-based versions for its flagship enterprise solutions, unveil its next-generation ERP solution and showcase its successful enterprise software solutions such as Focus i, Focus RT, Focus CRM, Focus POS and Focus PMS at the ICT event.

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9 hrs ago | ABC News

Mystery Airstrikes Target Libyan Islamist Militias

Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias and a militia commander said. A series of mysterious airstrikes in Libya, which U.S. officials have previously said were carried out by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have reinforced the perception that Libya has become a proxy battleground for larger regional struggles -- with Turkey and Qatar backing the Islamist militias and Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE supporting their opponents.

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12 hrs ago | 12NewsNow.Com

Who is doing what in the coalition battle against ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.

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14 hrs ago | American Thinker

Some Arab states to supply air power to ISIS war

Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Paris that several Arab states had offered to join the air war against Islamic State. Kerry is in France attending a meeting of 30 countries who are discussing ways to confront ISIS and coordinate a world wide response to the terrorist group.

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19 hrs ago | Trend

France begins spy flights to back UK Iraq air campaign

France has joined Britain in carrying out reconnaissance flights in support of the US air campaign against jihadists launched in Iraq early last month, the defence minister said on Monday, The Telegraph reported. "This very morning, the first reconnaissance flights will be carried out in agreement with the Iraqi and Emirati authorities," Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told French troops at the Al-Dhafra base in the United Arab Emirates.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABS-CBN News

20 Pinoys to be repatriated from Syria

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said the 20 Filipinos, who availed of the Mandatory Repatriation Program, will travel by land from Damascus to Beirut on September 17. They will arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Emirates Airlines flight number EK-332 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates at 4:35 p.m. on Thursday. This brings the total number of Filipinos repatriated from Syria to 5,473.

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Cybercast News Service

Iraqi leader: No need for Arab powers to strike IS

Iraq's president says Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia do not need to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, President Fouad Massoum also expressed regret that Iran was not invited to take part in the 26-nation conference in Paris on Monday to try to counter the Islamic extremists who control vast parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

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The Daily Star

Syrian opposition to revamp forces on the ground

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement is seeking support in the United Arab Emirates for the group's war-battered rebel fighters. The Free Syrian Army has been marred by defections and divisions.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Syrian opposition to revamp forces on the ground

Hadi Bahra, chief of the Syrian National Coalition opposition group, gives a press conference at a hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Al Bawaba

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Al Bustan Centre and Residence, a top residential, shopping and entertainment complex located in the heart of the City, is expecting a 15% to 20% increase in occupancy during Eid Al Adha celebrations this year compared to last year, following a series of festive activities being rolled out in Dubai. Families from across the GCC region are attracted to come to Dubai because of the wide range of special packages, promotions and entertainment offered during the citywide celebrations.

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Children need to be taught tech classes from primary school [National, The (United Arab Emirates)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) DUBAI // Classes in the latest technologies and programming should be taught from primary school to university to help prepare students to take on key IT jobs that will help the Emirates climb even higher in the global competitiveness charts. Dr Yasar Jarrar, partner in Bain & Company's Middle East office, predicts that more global information technology companies will put down roots in the UAE and tech jobs will be among the top growth areas in the Emirates.

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Etisalat boost for business broadband [National, The (United Arab Emirates)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) With competition set to open up the fixed-line internet market, Etisalat is offering to more than double the broadband speeds of its existing business customers at no extra charge. This week onwards, a customer with a 4 megabit-per-second connection, for example, will be automatically upgraded to 10MBps, Etisalat said.

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Police warn against internet scammers [National, The (United Arab Emirates)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) DUBAI // Police have warned tourists to be more vigilant when accessing their email accounts from public places while abroad. Maj Gen Khalil Al Mansouri, assistant to the Dubai Police chief for criminal investigation affairs, said the department had received several cases where internet users' email accounts had been hacked.

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The Age

Flood of requests for help follow promises of Australian aid for Kurds

Erbil: As Islamic State militants continue to wage their campaign of terror throughout northern Iraq and Syria, Kurds have expressed strong support for an international coalition including Australia that is designed to back them in their fight. With militants from the Islamic State holding towns and villages within 100 kilometres of Erbil, Kurdish military leaders say they need all the help they can get, with both strategic assistance and hardware.

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United Arab Emirates 'slave labour'

The confederation has called on the UN's International Labour Organisation to investigate the welfare of workers on a $27bn complex of museums and luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi, and the conditions faced by other migrants employed in construction and domestic work across the UAE, because with "alarming frequency [they] are trapped in exploitative practices that may amount to forced labour". It is understood the formal complaint warns that the Gulf state, which is a member of the ILO, "is in serious breach of its legal obligations" under the convention concerning forced labour, which it ratified more than 30 years ago.

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Al Bawaba

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In line with some of its recent innovations, leading financial institution Mashreq opened a cutting-edge branch in Al Ain on Thursday. The branch will feature Islamic Banking first and conventional smart banking capabilities, and was inaugurated by Farhad Irani, Head of Retail Banking and Shaker Zainal, Head of Distribution along with staff.

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Hispanic Business

United Arab Emirates : THREE-year deal with Real Madrid signed by National Bank of Abu Dhabi

NBAD is the lone bank outside said, We have formed a strategic alliance with one of the most prestigious institutions in the world . The sponsorship deal indicates NBAD s plan to expand its global presence.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Straits Times

Australia commits military forces to fight ISIS militants

Australia will deploy military forces and aircraft to a global coalition in fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria militants, responding to a request from the United States to become involved militarily in the conflict in Iraq and Syria. A 600-strong force comprising some 400 airforce personnel and 200 special forces soldiers will be deployed to the United Arab Emirates and be based at a US headquarters, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Sunday.

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ABS-CBN News

This billionaire owns world's most expensive superyacht

Who owns the world's most expensive superyacht, which is estimated to be valued at $1 billion? Hint: He's Russian. Wealth-X said Russian businessman Roman Abramovich owns the Eclipse, a 536-foot-long yacht that was the world's longest superyacht when it was launched in 2010.

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