United Arab Emirates 2014
United Arab Emirates. In Dubai, the year began with a world record that was recorded by Guinness’s record book when half a million rockets were fired in six minutes along a roughly nine mile stretch of coastline. Most rockets are fired from Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and from a hotel on an artificial east.
According to Countryaah.com, United Arab Emirates population in 2020 is estimated at 9,890,413. Ten emirates and 20 Egyptians were sentenced to imprisonment for up to five years, without the right to appeal, for trying to form an international branch of the Prohibited Muslim Brotherhood. The government then followed Saudi Arabia’s example and stamped the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Islah, which was considered a domestic branch of the Egypt-based movement.
The Finance Minister announced in May that there were no plans for continued aid to Egypt, which has received much support since the army overthrew former Islamist President Mohammad Mursi. The support made in 2013 the United Arab Emirates the world’s largest aid donor in relation to the size of the economy, 1.25% of GDP according to the OECD, which called it “exceptional”.
In September, the country became one of ten Arab countries that joined the US-led alliance that carried out air strikes against the Sunni extremist terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The United Arab Emirates’ first female combat pilot led the country’s attack.