UAE courts jail man for joining Daesh

Above, an undated video grab shows the elusive Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi at an undisclosed location. (Al-Furqan Media/AFP)
Updated 14 May 2019

UAE courts jail man for joining Daesh

DUBAI: UAE courts have jailed a man for joining Daesh and for pledging allegiance to the terror network’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi via Twitter, state news agency WAM reported.

The 21-year-old man, from the African island, Comoros, who was only identified by his initials A A A Z, was jailed for five years and fined $272,300.

The court also ordered the confiscation of all equipment used to commit the offenses.


Turkey’s Fatih drill ship starts operations off northeast Cyprus

Updated 42 min 17 sec ago

Turkey’s Fatih drill ship starts operations off northeast Cyprus

  • Turkey said it is operating on its own continental shelf or areas where Turkish Cypriots have rights
  • Yavuz is another Turkish drillship off the west coast of Cyprus

ANKARA: The Turkish oil-and-gas drilling ship Fatih has started its operations off the coast of northeastern Cyprus, Turkish vice president Fuat Oktay said on Friday, despite warnings from European Union for Ankara to stand down.
On Monday, the EU Foreign Affairs Council adopted a framework for restrictive measures against Turkey over its drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean.
Turkey, a formal candidate to join the EU despite worsening ties, criticized the decision and said it would not cease drilling because it is operating on its own continental shelf or areas where Turkish Cypriots have rights.
Another Turkish drillship, Yavuz, is off the west coast of Cyprus.