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Bashar al-Assad’s mother has fled Syria, US ambassador claims

Anisa Makhlouf, the president’s mother, has reportedly gone to the United Arab Emirates amid signs that her son’s grip on power is weakening while his sister, Bushra, fled to Dubai. “Members of the regime, little by little, are flaking off,” … Continue reading

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New approach needed for Syria says UAE foreign minister

As Arab and western opponents of Syria’s regime gathered in Paris yesterday, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, called for a change in strategy to put an end to Bashar Al Assad’s “crimes and massacres against … Continue reading

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Obama, UAE prince talk Iran, Syria, oil-White House

U.S. President Barack Obama discussed conditions in Iran and Syria as well as global energy prices with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan on Wednesday, the White House said. They agreed there was an urgent need to stop … Continue reading

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US restricts UAE firm for supplying gear to Syria

Washington: The US Department of Commerce is placing restrictions on a person and a company in the UAE for supplying Syria with internet-filtering devices made by California-based Blue Coat Systems Inc. The measure restricts the company from receiving or transferring … Continue reading

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U.S. Restricts U.A.E. Firm for Web Filter Sale to Syria

By PAUL SONNE and STEVE STECKLOW The Department of Commerce is placing restrictions on a person and a company in the United Arab Emirates for supplying Syria with Internet-filtering devices made by California-based Blue Coat Systems Inc. On Thursday, Commerce … Continue reading

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UAE calls for Syria reforms

Dubai:┬áSyrian President Bashar Al Assad, who is facing an unprecedented nine months of protests, was urged by the UAE to introduce reforms that meet the people’s demands “Unless Bashar changes and starts making things good for the people, they will … Continue reading

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UAE calls for Syria reforms

Dubai:┬áSyrian President Bashar Al Assad, who is facing an unprecedented nine months of protests, was on Tuesday urged by the UAE to introduce reforms that meet the people’s demands. “Unless Bashar changes and starts making things good for the people, … Continue reading

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UAE’s Syria projects hang in the balance

By: Ola Salem It is unclear whether UAE-funded projects in Syria will halt if the Emirates goes ahead with Arab League-backed sanctions, the director general of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has said. Although Syria said last night that … Continue reading

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UAE to stand firm if Syria resists

By: Ola Salem Abu Dhabi – The UAE will stand firm in imposing sanctions on Syria unless it allows Arab League observers into the country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said yesterday. On Sunday the Arab League voted, with UAE … Continue reading

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UAE says has no plans to suspend Syria flights

(Writing by Joseph Logan and Nour Merza; Editing by Peter Graff) (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates has no plans to suspend flights to Syria, a top official said on Wednesday, after the government of Dubai’s press office earlier said … Continue reading

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