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The Happiest Nation In The World

Dan Collinson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Dan Collinson

With the recent appointment of Ohood Al Roumi as the United Arab Emirates' first Minister of State for Happiness and the policy made by Sheikh Mohamme...

UAE Warns Citizens To Avoid Wearing Traditional Clothing While Abroad

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.04.2016 | World

The United Arab Emirates warned its citizens to avoid wearing traditional clothing when traveling outside of the country on Sunday, less than a week a...

The Gulf Carrier Dispute: U.S. Carriers Notch A Nice Win

Rob Britton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

News that the U.S. Department of State will hold talks next month with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar is, to this longtime observer of U.S. international aviation, a significant victory for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

Victory For Open Skies Is A Victory For Flyers

Roger Dow | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Roger Dow

After months of deliberation, the U.S. Department of State on Monday confirmed media reports that the Obama administration has resisted pressure from the Big Three U.S. airlines (American, Delta and United) to dismantle the aviation policy known as Open Skies.

Dubai Residents Set Up Fridges To Share Food With The Poor For Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 06.16.2016 | World

Residents of Dubai, United Arab Emirates are coming together to set up and stock so-called sharing fridges across the city to make food and drinks ava...

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

May 30 Judgement Day for Americans Tortured In UAE

Brian Dooley | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

On Monday, two Americans who have been held in an Emirati jail for almost two years will find out in court whether they will be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. Successful businessmen Kamal Ahmed Eldarat, age 58, and his son Mohamed, who is 33, were tortured into making false confessions and given a sham trial.

Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

Shine Out at the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 04.21.2016 | Books
Jasmine Brett Stringer

The eighth edition of the international literary event, the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF) was inaugurated by the Crown Prince and Deputy ...

My Father's Tragedy And a New Hope For the UAE

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

I have been campaigning for my father's freedom for over 600 days. For over 600 days our family, human rights groups and the United Nations have been stressing that Salim Alaradi is innocent.

Obama's Gulf Abandonment Issues

Nicholas McGeehan | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics
Nicholas McGeehan

President Obama might be in for a frosty reception when he heads to Riyadh on April 21 for a Gulf Cooperation Council summit meeting, after his widely quoted characterization of "a number of Gulf states" as "free-riders."

Why These Men In The UAE Were Charged For An Online Dance Video

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.12.2016 | World

خبر اليوم: تم إلقاء القبض على اثنين من شباب الخدمة الوطنيه المتورطين في تصوير مقطع ...

This Muslim Figure Skater Is Determined To Make History At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion

"Ice Princess in a Hijab" Has Her Eye on the Winter OlympicsZahra Lari Figure Skater comes from one of the world’s hottest climates, but that doesn'...

We Will Not Stop Until Our Father Comes Home

Marwa Alaradi | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Marwa Alaradi

What was supposed to be a family vacation turned into the nightmare of our lives when my father was kidnapped into a mysterious black car on the streets of Dubai. As we waited for the UAE government to sort out my father's unjust detainment, we realized that dead silence is not the answer.

Understanding What's Behind Emirates' Potential Budapest-U.S. Flights

Rob Britton | Posted 03.10.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fact that no traditional airline has operated the route with financial success is precisely what causes airline experts to wonder about Emirates' interest in the route.

10 Things to Do in Dubai This Easter

Laiza King | Posted 03.04.2016 | Travel
Laiza King

Credit Dubai is one amazing city that I always dreamt of visiting even before I went there. The beautiful city of Dubai boasts of its luxurious touri...

In the Unlikely Venue of Abu Dhabi, the World Charts a New Clean Energy Course

Clint Wilder | Posted 03.02.2016 | Green
Clint Wilder

On the surface, Abu Dhabi, the capital of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, would seem an unlikely venue for the first major global clean energy conference after the landmark climate agreement signed one month earlier at COP21 in Paris.

Working Together to Preserve U.S. Airline Jobs

Rob Britton | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

When it comes to relations between management and labor, fights always make the news, while cases of collaboration are seldom mentioned.

Top U.S. Arab Ally Faces Scandals Over Criminal Adviser And Tortured Americans

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two news stories from the past few days are threatening the normally pristine reputation here of the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. partne...

A Union's Exchange: Navigating the 21st Century

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Sarah Elzeini

Happiness sheltered us from the tyranny of time, As we all united...a nation in its prime. O young ones, you live in a time of blissful spring, Needl...

A Union's Exchange: Navigating the 21st Century

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Sarah Elzeini

Happiness sheltered us from the tyranny of time, As we all united...a nation in its prime. O young ones, you live in a time of blissful spring, Needl...

Low Oil Price and Its Impact on FDI in MENA

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

There has been plenty of discussion about the impact of the persistent low oil price on economic performance, employment, and political stability. Less discussed has been its impact on foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Fair Trade Coffee -- How About Fair Trade Air Travel?

Rob Britton | Posted 02.12.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

The fair trade movement and concern about ethical sourcing asks consumers, all of us, to think more carefully about what we buy, and to ask hard questions about how producers behave. Air travelers who believe they are people of good will, people who embrace the Golden Rule, should ask the same question when booking a trip.

The West Needs a Large Dose of Humility

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 02.09.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.

The Middle East Must Think Beyond the Barrel

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 02.10.2016 | Business
Sarah Elzeini

As the Gulf region experiences plunges in oil prices, new goods and services are needed to diversify the economy beyond hydrocarbon production. Now is the time for both government and corporate entrepreneurship responsibility.