Tag Archives: United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates, Home To A Trump Golf Resort, Bans Bollywood Gay Romance Film Praised By Trump

Reuters reports: A major Bollywood gay film has been banned in the conservative United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to a sizeable South Asian community, the director said on Friday as his new movie hit theatres in India. Touted as India’s first gay male romantic comedy, “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” (“Be Extra Careful About Marriage”) stars popular actor Ayushmann Khurrana as …

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Twitter Boots Saudi Arabia State Media Accounts

The Independent reports: Twitter suspended the account of former Saudi royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani on Friday, nearly a year after he was sacked over his suspected role in the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The social network also separately removed accounts linked to Saudi Arabia’s “state-run media apparatus” and others in the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, …

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Trump Admin Preps To Bypass Congress On Weapon Sales To Saudi Arabia And The United Arab Emirates

The New York Times reports: The Trump administration is preparing to circumvent Congress to allow the export to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of billions of dollars worth of munitions that are now on hold, according to current and former American officials and legislators familiar with the plan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other senior aides are …

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Trump Rages After NYT Reports That Junior Secretly Met With Wealthy Pro-Trump Arab Princes At Trump Tower

Here’s what today’s rant is apparently about: Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican donor with a controversial past in the …

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Mueller Witness Funneled $2.5M In UAE Money To Trump Fundraiser To Influence US Policy Against Qatar

The Associated Press reports: George Nader, an adviser to the UAE who is now a witness in the U.S. special counsel investigation into foreign meddling in American politics, wired $2.5 million to Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, through a company in Canada, according to two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about …

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Man Faces Possible Death Penalty For Posting Drag Photo On Instagram

Gay Star News reports: A gay man in Abu Dhabi is facing a death penalty for posting images of himself in drag on Instagram. The 21-year-old from Lebanon is being prosecuted on charges of ‘practicing’ and ‘promoting homosexuality’. Abu Dhabi Criminal Court showed the young man wearing ‘short women’s clothes, wigs and make-up’. Prosecutors also claimed the man posted his …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Councilman Slams Queens Park Giveaway To Leader Of Anti-Gay Arab Nation

“I was shocked to read in the New York Times that the Bloomberg Administration is negotiating to give NYC parkland away to Sheik Mansour bin Zayed al-Nahyan, an oil billionaire that helps rule a country where gays or lesbians is a crime punishable by death. This is outrageous. This is also a country where gay and lesbian people could be …

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