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United Arab Emirates

Yearbook 2016

United Arab Emirates. According to countryaah, the current population of United Arab Emirates is 9,890,413. Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash announced in June that the country would end its active efforts in the war in Yemen and that the war was "in effect" over. According to Gargash, the Saudi-led effort had reached its goal, which was to start the political process. The United Arab Emirates had been Saudi Arabia's most active partner in the war.

2016 United Arab Emirates

The government decided that employers with at least 50 employees as of December must offer free housing to employees with a salary below $ 540 a month. The decision mainly concerned migrant workers from Asia; the emirate citizens made up just over a tenth of the population.

One of Emirates airline crashed in August at Dubai airport with 300 people on board. A firefighter was killed in the extinguishing work, but the others involved managed. The airport, which is the world's largest in terms of international passengers, was closed for several hours.

United Arab Emirates Population

At the beginning of the year, four emirates were sentenced to death in their absence for joining the Islamic State (IS) terrorist sect in Syria. Not long afterwards, eleven people were sentenced to life imprisonment on charges that they planned to proclaim a caliphate. In October, seven people were sentenced to between ten years and life in prison after being accused of forming a cell with links to the Hizbullah movement in Lebanon. The Arab League and the Gulf Gulf Arab Cooperation Council GCC had in March labeled Hizbullah a terrorist movement because of its support for the regime in Syria.

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