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July 9, 2013

Billions in relief funds offered to Egyptian government by regional allies

  • $8B the amoung in economic assistance offered to the Egyptian government, by the United Arab Emirates ($3 billion) and Saudi Arabia ($5 billion), following the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ high-profile ouster of President Mohamed Morsi last week. The country has been struggling to pay for imported goods (oil in particular) since the uprising against Hosni Mubarak began two years ago, and is now running dangerously low on its foreign currency reserves. source
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July 16, 2012
12:39 // 2 years ago
March 15, 2011
Due to the ongoing circumstances in Bahrain … King Hamad has announced a state of national emergency as of Tuesday for three months.
An announcement on Bahraini state television • Announcing a “national state of emergency” in the country. The announcement comes a day after troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates entered the country to help quell the protests. The U.S. government has called for restraint in the wake of fresh military action. source (viafollow)
10:01 // 3 years ago
November 6, 2010

Beyond package bombs, al-Qaeda takes credit for random Dubai crash

  • claim On top of taking credit for the package bombs last week, al-Qaeda claims they were behind a UPS plane bombing in Dubai back in September.
  • denial United Arab Emirates officials claim that there was no explosion in that crash, which killed two pilots and probably destroyed quite a few care packages. source
11:08 // 3 years ago
October 25, 2010
If the water temperature was 87 degrees, that’s so warm … it’s hard for your body to get rid of the heat.
Extreme survival expert Ken Kamler • Discussing what happened to Fran Crippen, a U.S. competitive swimmer who died in a race in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend. Crippen was swimming in very extreme conditions – it was over 100 degrees outside and the water temperature was around 87 degrees, which is the average temperature of hot tub water. Hot tubs are already warm and sweaty enough without the movement. But Crippen was swimming a ten-kilometer race. source (via)
21:00 // 3 years ago