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U.S. Persian Gulf forces cautioned on Iran North Korea qualifies for 2010 World Cup Swine flu threatens Muslim Hajj season Saudis chided on 'rights abuses'  Amnesty International has strongly criticised Saudi Arabia over abuses committed under its counter-terrorism program Saudis dispel crown prince health rumours Saudis scramble to stop Hajj sw. flu crisis TV station shut over sexcapades interview   Kuwait 'foils US army base plot'  Kuwaiti officials have arrested six members of a terrorist network, linked to al-Qaeda, who were planning to attack a US military base Dozens die in wedding fire   Royal survives bomb at palace   Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, assistant interior minister for security affairs, survived an assassination attempt at his palace Arms bound for Iran intercepted Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack Sex braggart gets 5 years, 1,000 lashes  A court sentenced Mazen Abdul Jawad who caused uproar by bragging about his sex life on TV to five years in prison and 1,000 lashes   Lashes for woman journalist  A female journalist has been sentenced to 60 lashes over a TV show in which a Saudi man described his extra-marital sex life King spares journalist from the lash  King Abdullah overturns a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban imposed on female journalist Rosanna al-Yami   Hillary Clinton met Mahmoud Abbas   US Secretary of State has met Palestinian President as part of a new drive to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Vettel makes history with win   Flu kills four pilgrims  A teenager and three elderly people for the hajj pilgrimage have died of the H1N1 flu virus Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'
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'Ransom paid' for hijacked supertanker  A super-tanker that was captured by Somali pirates in November carrying two million barrels of oil has been released Murray sweeps past Roddick for Qatar win Professor al-Faleh released from prison U.S.-UA Emirates sign nuclear deal 'Jihadi rehab' a possibility for post-Gitmo Global alert issued for 85 terror suspects King appoints first woman to council  King Abdullah has appointed Noor Al-Fayez to the council of ministers for the first time as part of a Cabinet reshuffle Dubai in dock over Israeli tennis star's ban  Dubai could lose it's place on the WTA calendar after Israeli Shahar Peer was denied entry to compete at this week's event Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal  Sudan's government and rebels from Darfur region signed a confidence-building agreement, a step toward ending a six-year conflict Terrorist charged with conspiracy US navy vessels collide in Gulf  A nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Hartford, and an amphibious USS New Orleans collided in the Strait of Hormuz, injuring 15 sailors Girl in marriage case wins appeal Gaddafi storms out of Arab League Al Bashir thanks Arab summit for support Official moves to regulate child marriages Button victorious again in heat Torture tape delays US-UAE nuclear deal Crown prince's illness raises questions Sheikh detained in torture case Judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wives Kuwait votes for first female MPs


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  Kuwait has elected its first female MPs, Aseel al-Awadhi and Rola Dashti, following the country's third general election in three years
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  President Obama arrived in his first stop on a Middle East trip that will include a major speech intended to repair a damaged U.S. image
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  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's standing
Nov.28     Bridge to safety unveiled for Hajj stoning Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia  Chanting 'Allahu Akbar' more than 2 million pilgrims crossed new pedestrian bridges to perform one of the last rituals of the Hajj season Nov.29   Stocks plunge as debt crisis fears continue  Shares in Dubai's and Abu Dhabi's main stock markets dived at least 6% after property developer asked for trading to be suspended Nov.30     Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht
  Five Britons have been detained by the navy while sailing a Volvo 60 yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race


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Dec.8   Utility faces $2B debt demand  The credit downgrades of government-owned companies have triggered a payment clause on a debt issued by the emirate's utilities provider Dec.13   Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts
  Dubai's government has been given a handout from United Arab Emirates neighbour Abu Dhabi to help it pay off its debts
Dec.16 Barcelona in Club World final Dec.19   Barcelona add world title to trophy haul  Messi scored an extra-time winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Estudiantes 2-1 in the Club World Cup final Dec.28   S. Korea win $20B nuclear power contract  The Korean-led group of companies has won a contract to develop civilian nuclear power plants , beating French, US and Japanese rivals





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Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal  Sudan's government and rebels from Darfur region signed a confidence-building agreement, a step toward ending a six-year conflict US navy vessels collide in Gulf  A nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Hartford, and an amphibious USS New Orleans collided in the Strait of Hormuz, injuring 15 sailors U.S. Persian Gulf forces cautioned on Iran Arms bound for Iran intercepted   Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht




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  Five Britons have been detained by the navy while sailing a Volvo 60 yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race




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2009 Mar.20 US navy vessels collide in Gulf  A nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Hartford, and an amphibious USS New Orleans collided in the Strait of Hormuz, injuring 15 sailors Jul.15 Swine flu threatens Muslim Hajj season
Jul.29 Saudis scramble to stop Hajj sw. flu crisis Aug.15 Dozens die in wedding fire Nov.21   Flu kills four pilgrims
  A teenager and three elderly people for the hajj pilgrimage have died of the H1N1 flu virus



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2009 Jan.10 Murray sweeps past Roddick for Qatar win
Feb.16 Dubai in dock over Israeli tennis star's ban  Dubai could lose it's place on the WTA calendar after Israeli Shahar Peer was denied entry to compete at this week's event Apr.26 Button victorious again in heat Jun.18 North Korea qualifies for 2010 World Cup Nov.1 Vettel makes history with win Dec.16 Barcelona in Club World final Dec.19 Barcelona add world title to trophy haul  Messi scored an extra-time winner as Barcelona came from behind to beat Estudiantes 2-1 in the Club World Cup final



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2009 Jan.9 'Ransom paid' for hijacked supertanker  A super-tanker that was captured by Somali pirates in November carrying two million barrels of oil has been released Aug.9 TV station shut over sexcapades interview
Nov.27 Dubai debt woes 'a drama, but no crisis'
  Market experts say the debt revelations will not lead the global economy back into recession, but have seriously damaged the Emirate's standing
Nov.28   Bridge to safety unveiled for Hajj stoning Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia  Chanting 'Allahu Akbar' more than 2 million pilgrims crossed new pedestrian bridges to perform one of the last rituals of the Hajj season Nov.29 Stocks plunge as debt crisis fears continue  Shares in Dubai's and Abu Dhabi's main stock markets dived at least 6% after property developer asked for trading to be suspended Dec.8 Utility faces $2B debt demand  The credit downgrades of government-owned companies have triggered a payment clause on a debt issued by the emirate's utilities provider Dec.13 Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts
  Dubai's government has been given a handout from United Arab Emirates neighbour Abu Dhabi to help it pay off its debts
Dec.28 S. Korea win $20B nuclear power contract  The Korean-led group of companies has won a contract to develop civilian nuclear power plants , beating French, US and Japanese rivals



Gulf Countries, 2009 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2009 Jan.9 'Ransom paid' for hijacked supertanker  A super-tanker that was captured by Somali pirates in November carrying two million barrels of oil has been released Jan.11 Professor al-Faleh released from prison
Jan.27 'Jihadi rehab' a possibility for post-Gitmo Feb.11 Global alert issued for 85 terror suspects Feb.27 Terrorist charged with conspiracy May.9 Sheikh detained in torture case May.30 Convicted killer beheaded, put on display Aug.11   Kuwait 'foils US army base plot'  Kuwaiti officials have arrested six members of a terrorist network, linked to al-Qaeda, who were planning to attack a US military base Aug.27   Royal survives bomb at palace   Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, assistant interior minister for security affairs, survived an assassination attempt at his palace Aug.30 Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack Oct.7 Sex braggart gets 5 years, 1,000 lashes  A court sentenced Mazen Abdul Jawad who caused uproar by bragging about his sex life on TV to five years in prison and 1,000 lashes



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2009 Jan.11 Professor al-Faleh released from prison
Jan.15 U.S.-UA Emirates sign nuclear deal Feb.14 King appoints first woman to council  King Abdullah has appointed Noor Al-Fayez to the council of ministers for the first time as part of a Cabinet reshuffle Feb.17 Sudan, rebels sign prisoner release deal  Sudan's government and rebels from Darfur region signed a confidence-building agreement, a step toward ending a six-year conflict Mar.24 Girl in marriage case wins appeal Mar.30 Gaddafi storms out of Arab League Mar.30 Al Bashir thanks Arab summit for support Apr.15 Official moves to regulate child marriages Apr.29 Torture tape delays US-UAE nuclear deal May.2 Crown prince's illness raises questions May.9 Sheikh detained in torture case May.10 Judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wives May.16 Kuwait votes for first female MPs
  Kuwait has elected its first female MPs, Aseel al-Awadhi and Rola Dashti, following the country's third general election in three years
May.30 Convicted killer beheaded, put on display Jun.3   Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia
  President Obama arrived in his first stop on a Middle East trip that will include a major speech intended to repair a damaged U.S. image
Jul.15 Swine flu threatens Muslim Hajj season Jul.21 Saudis chided on 'rights abuses'  Amnesty International has strongly criticised Saudi Arabia over abuses committed under its counter-terrorism program Jul.28 Saudis dispel crown prince health rumours Jul.29 Saudis scramble to stop Hajj sw. flu crisis Aug.9 TV station shut over sexcapades interview Aug.27   Royal survives bomb at palace   Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, assistant interior minister for security affairs, survived an assassination attempt at his palace Aug.28 Arms bound for Iran intercepted Oct.24   Lashes for woman journalist  A female journalist has been sentenced to 60 lashes over a TV show in which a Saudi man described his extra-marital sex life Oct.27 King spares journalist from the lash  King Abdullah overturns a criminal court sentence of 60 lashes and a two-year travel ban imposed on female journalist Rosanna al-Yami Oct.31   Hillary Clinton met Mahmoud Abbas   US Secretary of State has met Palestinian President as part of a new drive to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Nov.21   Flu kills four pilgrims  A teenager and three elderly people for the hajj pilgrimage have died of the H1N1 flu virus Nov.28   Bridge to safety unveiled for Hajj stoning Map of Mecca Saudi Arabia  Chanting 'Allahu Akbar' more than 2 million pilgrims crossed new pedestrian bridges to perform one of the last rituals of the Hajj season Nov.30   Iranian navy detains five Britons on yacht
  Five Britons have been detained by the navy while sailing a Volvo 60 yacht from Bahrain to Dubai for a race
Dec.13 Abu Dhabi gives Dubai $10bn to pay debts
  Dubai's government has been given a handout from United Arab Emirates neighbour Abu Dhabi to help it pay off its debts