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- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to the United Arab Emirates.
- n. A person from the United Arab Emirates.
- n. A citizen of the Arab nation of the United Arab emirates.
- n. A person descended ethnically from the Arab people of the United Arab Emirates.
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Shares of the exchange's biggest loser, Emirati natural-gas producer Dana Gas, plunged 9.9% to finish at 0.64 dirhams 17 cents despite assurances that its Egyptian operations haven't stopped amid the protests.
Shares of the exchange's biggest loser, Emirati natural gas producer Dana Gas, plunged 9.9 percent to finish at 0.64 dirhams 17 cents despite assurances that its Egyptian operations haven't stopped amid the protests.
Civil-society and human-rights groups criticized the case—an unusual trial in a state-security court of well-respected Emirati writers, professors, and bloggers—saying the accused were unable to present a proper defense and arguing that the trial served principally as a warning against political expression, at a time when protests are sweeping the wider Middle East region.
"The unfortunate polarization that developed over the last seven months wasn't helpful for the U.A.E. You were either with them or against them," said Mishaal al-Gergawi, an Emirati columnist and current-affairs commentator.
Saudi, Emirati and other Gulf diplomats reacted in horror at the overthrow of Tunisia's and Egypt's longtime presidents, and have balked at the idea that another Arab leader could forced from power.
Numerous death threats, his employer's demand to transfer out of the country and a middle-of-the-night visit from state security forces were not enough to intimidate the prominent Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor, who recently called for political reforms.
Abu Dhabi's decision followed extensive consultations between the Obama administration and the U.A.E. in recent days, as Washington has sought significantly enhanced Arab support for military action authorized last week by the United Nations, according to American and Emirati officials.
Protesters waved the black, red and green flag of pre-Gadhafi Libya, and also waved French, Emirati and even a handful of American flags, a rare sight at a popular street demonstration in the Arab world.
Nor do I want the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to come under political pressure at home to divest from US firms because Emirati citizens who visit the US are being treated unfairly.
The moderator of the plenary session, Aida Al Busaidy, was a 38-year-old Emirati journalist educated at Arkansas State.
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