United Arab Emirates

Cameron's furtive strategy of doing business with despots

By John R Bradley, November 11, 2012

David Cameron this week spent three days in the Persian Gulf, leading a UK business delegation in a series of meetings with officials from the entrenched dictatorships of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. His goal was to show “respect and friendship” for both countries while securing business deals with them — and Oman — for the defence manufacturer BAE Systems.

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South African doctor jailed in UAE

By Sandy Rashty, October 11, 2012

The detention of an elderly doctor travelling through the United Arab Emirates has sparked anger around the world.

Professor Cyril Karabus, from South Africa, was convicted in absentia by a UAE court for the alleged manslaughter of a terminally ill Yemeni girl he treated in the country in 2002.

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South African doctor detained in UAE is granted bail

By Sandy Rashty, October 11, 2012

The elderly South African doctor detained while travelling through the United Arab Emirates was finally given bail this morning.

Professor Cyril Karabus was convicted in absentia by a UAE court for the alleged manslaughter of a terminally ill Yemeni girl he treated in the country in 2002.

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