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  • Seniors on the Go: What's with the big Middle East airlines?

    Airlines based in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf have been buying up huge fleets of the biggest planes around -- the Airbus 380 and Boeing 777. Some of you have asked me what's going on with these lines -- their home countries are very small and don't generate much outbound or inbound traffic -- so why are they growing so big, so fast? Because this is a slow week for travel news, it's maybe a good time to look at one of the more interesting developments in international aviation.
  • DEVELOPING: U.S. military ship fires on boat in Persian Gulf

    DEVELOPING: U.S. military ship fires on boat in Persian Gulf
    A U.S. military supply ship fired Monday at a small boat in the Persian Gulf after it came too close, killing one person on board and wounding three, Defense Department officials said. The USNS Rappahannock, a fuel resupply ship, fired on what two U.S....

    UAE: Arrests among apparent precautions to keep a lid on discontent

    Five activists are in detention and under investigation for posing a threat to state security as the broad crackdown on dissidents in the UAE continues. It's long been assumed that the authoritarian United Arab Emirates' oil riches would protect it...

    UAE: Human rights officials condemn government crackdown

    Human rights advocates decried what they called a “crackdown on civil society” in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday after authorities replaced the leadership of the country's teachers association, a well-established group that had called for...

    UAE: Armed forces hire military contractor with alleged ties to former Blackwater chief

    The armed forces of the United Arab Emirates acknowledged that it had hired a military contractor with alleged ties to controversial former Blackwater chief Erik Prince to help train its troops, said a statement published by the country's official WAM...