Last month, it was confirmed that al-Qaeda master bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri was killed by an airstrike in Yemen. Al-Asiri was the plotter of attacks against international and U.S. targets, including the 2009 plot of the “underwear bomber” who tried to take down a U.S. airliner. According to former CIA acting director Michael Morell, it was the most significant removal of a terrorist from the battlefield since the killing of Osama bin Laden.
This was the latest success in Yemen against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) by a closely coordinated intelligence and military operation between the United Arab Emirates and the United States.… Seguir leyendo »
November 16, the International Day for Tolerance, is an important time to reflect on the urgent need to promote greater understanding among all people, and bring cultures together.
Divisiveness and polarization are on the rise across the world, and — if left unchecked — this trend will undermine global stability and peace. The UAE is pushing against this rising tide by creating a model that can serve as a road map for others to promote greater tolerance and openness.
Unique government policies, innovative partnerships and interfaith dialogues are three of the ways the UAE is leading by example.
Just this month, the UAE hosted a group of religious leaders — including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr.… Seguir leyendo »