Topic archives: united arab emirates

World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

September 28, 2017 8

The neoliberal World Economic Forum is back with its annual lauding of some of the worst industrial relations laws in the world.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

July 17, 2017

Our new best buds ... Barnaby Joyce throws shade ... Eric Beecher moonlighting at fake news site? ...

If Al Jazeera closes, we all lose

July 10, 2017 11

We will all know less about the world and hear only more Western-centric news if Al Jazeera is forced to close, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.

War on Terror keeps the terrorist cash cycle going

War on Terror keeps the terrorist cash cycle going

August 18, 2014 22

Despite what the government might say, Australian taxpayers have been directly and indirectly helping fund terrorism for years.

Think again on uranium sale to illiberal UAE

Think again on uranium sale to illiberal UAE

August 8, 2012 1

If our relations with China have taught us one thing, it is that politics is politics and business is business. Lowy Institute fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan reports at The Interpreter.

Emirates announces in-flight internet charges, but bigger picture remains clouded

December 14, 2011

Emirates has announced affordable sky internet charges but left unanswered questions as to how it will deal with bandwidth assassins and other issues, writes Ben Sandilands.

Photographing the ‘real’ United Arib Emirates

August 12, 2011

Lauren Lancaster originally intended to visit the United Arab Emirates on an archaeology study but ended up there as a photographer dedicated to capturing how the place differs from its "comic-book-like" image perpetuated in Western media.

Who’s to blame for Dubai’s collapse?

December 17, 2009

How did Dubai turn so quickly from the city of gold to a financial pile of dust? Or was the Dubai Dream always just that -- a glittering facade built on a shaky foundation of debt and dubious labour?

Dubai was already bankrupt: morally and financially

November 30, 2009

Dubai may have Western fast food chains, impressive skyscrapers and designer fashions, but beneath its modern facade, it is a dictatorship built by slaves, with the highest per capita carbon emissions on Earth says Johann Hari.

Dubai: much ado about nothing

Dubai: much ado about nothing

November 30, 2009

Don't believe the panic, says Zachary Karabell: Dubai won't default on its debts -- its neighbors won't allow it to happen -- and even if it did, it wouldn't be the be the great global disaster many are predicting.

Oils ain’t oils: Dubai in bail-out shock

February 23, 2009

The credit crunch and a 70% fall in oil prices has stepped up pressure on the oil rich Persian Gulf state, writes Glenn Dyer.

Mirvac bolstered by Middle Eastern cash injection

January 24, 2008

Property developer Mirvac hasn't escaped the recent sell off of all things property and geared, so it comes as no surprise that it has found a "friend" to provide it with some cash and the perception of more to come if needed, writes Glenn Dyer.

Dubai Aerospace bids for Auckland Airport

July 24, 2007

There are some things airport and airline investors need to know about the two year old Dubai Aerospace Enterprises (DAE) group of companies which has just put $2.3 billion on the table for at least 51 per cent of Auckland Airport.