Assad’s , mother and sister are now living in Dubai

Anisa Makhluf, the mother of President Bashar al-Assad, has left the war-torn country and joined her daughter in Dubai, Syrian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates and an activist said on Sunday. Makhluf has been living next to her daughter, Bushra, the only sister of Assad, in Dubai since around 10 days,

Dubai police chief warns of Muslim Brotherhood, Iran threat

Dubai’s chief of police has warned of an “international plot” to overthrow the governments of Gulf Arab countries, saying the region needs to be prepared to counter any threat from Islamist dissidents as well as Syria and Iran. The comments by Dahi Khalfan, one of the most outspoken

Assad may have amassed $1.4bn fortune: Analysts

Analysts have claimed Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad may have amassed up to 1.4 billion dollars for his family and close associates, despite moves to freeze his regime’s assets in London, Switzerland and the US. According to the London business intelligence firm Alaco, many of Assad’s assets are held in Russia, Hong Kong

Lebanese sentenced to 7 years for smuggling drugs to Dubai

A visitor will spend seven years behind bars and pay a hefty fine of Dh50,000 for smuggling and possessing five kilograms of amphetamine capsules that he intended to deliver to another man. The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 34-year-old Lebanese visitor, W.A., of smuggling and possessing amphetamine for distribution.