Dubai ruler speaks out on debt concerns

Dubai ruler speaks out on debt concerns

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum said Wednesday world media are overreacting to Dubai World's debt problems.

Report: Dubai ruler to enter Kentucky Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum plans to run in a Kentucky Cup Endurance race in Lexington, the Courier-Journal reported.

Commentary: Holocaust II?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The prevailing mood in Israel about Iran’s nuclear facilities is hawkish and uncompromising. “It is a race against time, and time is winning,” said a key Israeli player. The Bush administration argues the clock won’t run out until Jan. 20, 2009, when the president turns things over to his successor. Barack Obama’s advisers are saying the clock should be reset to the results of next June’s Iranian presidential elections. John McCain, with Joseph Lieberman by his side, agrees with Israel’s hawks.

Lawyer plans to call detainee witnesses

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. lawyers for terror detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan said Monday they intend to call other detainees to testify at his Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, trial.

Bible coin angers Fallujah residents

FALLUJAH, Iraq, May 29 (UPI) -- Residents in the Iraqi city of Fallujah blamed the U.S. Marines for humiliating Islam by handing out coins with a Bible verse on them.

Iraq briefs Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 21 (UPI) -- A delegation of Iraqi officials spoke to the third session of a ministerial meeting with Chinese officials on bilateral commercial and other relations.

Gitmo jury trials unlikely this year

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- It is unlikely the many terror suspects held at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba will face a jury trial before the end of the year, U.S. officials say.

Detainee can seek al-Qaida testimony

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. military judge has ruled that Osama bin Laden's driver will be allowed to send a note to alleged senior al-Qaida leaders also held at Guantanamo Bay.

9/11 defendant accepts U.S. defense team

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, April 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy lawyer says one of the three alleged plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has agreed to legal representation in his upcoming trial.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 16, 2008.
By United Press International

Villagers flee local elder in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen, March 4 (UPI) -- Villagers in a province in southern Yemen fled to the capital Sanaa saying their local tribal elder threatened them for refusing to pay him annual alms.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 1, 2008.
By United Press International

Presidential hopefuls differ on detainees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential candidates differ on how the death-penalty trials of alleged Sept. 11, 2001, conspirators should be conducted.

Gitmo lawyer seeks protection of evidence

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a detainee at the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay have asked for a court to bar the government from destroying evidence in his case.

Dubai Int'l buys 'substantial' Sony stake

TOKYO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Private-equity firm Dubai International Capital LLC said Monday it bought a "substantial" stake in Sony Corp.
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