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Lingerie Revealing Symbol Of Abu Dhabi's Retail Pull

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- It could have picked London or Hong Kong. Instead, the lingerie retailer that styles itself "the original sex ...

Lingerie Revealing Symbol Of Abu Dhabi's Retail Pull

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- It could have picked London or Hong Kong. Instead, the lingerie retailer that styles itself "the original sex ...

Lingerie Revealing Symbol Of Abu Dhabi's Retail Pull

Posted 10.05.2011 | World

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- It could have picked London or Hong Kong. Instead, the lingerie retailer that styles itself "the original sex ...

My First Ramadan In A Muslim Country

Cassie Williams | Posted 10.02.2011 | Religion
Cassie Williams

We often lose sight of the fact that other people, other cultures, have traditions and holidays and festivities that, while different from the ones we may celebrate ourselves at home, are the same in so many ways.

The UAE Stands Out for Its Civil Liberties

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Emiratis must not take the civil liberties that they enjoy as a society for granted, especially at a time when conservative Islamist forces are gaining ground in the region.

Nearly 30 African Ministers Meet To Discuss Renewable Energy: 'The Potential Is Enormous'

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Africa's growing economy and reliance on carbon-emitting energy from wood and charcoal could "exponentially" w...

How a More Media-Savvy Generation Is Being Groomed in Dubai

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.31.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

As I prepared to leave Dubai following last month's 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF), the one image that really stayed with me was the dedication of...

A State of the Union Address for the UAE

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

There is something to be said for a public address. It is a major media event, a collective celebration of achievements over the past year and the spelling of hopes and challenges for the upcoming one.

Osama Bin Laden: He Had It Coming

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

For ten years millions of Arabs were held hostage due to the acts of a minority. During this time tens of thousands of lives were lost in senseless violence that only a megalomaniac would be able to justify.

Commodity Trader Plans Huge IPO, But Not Everyone's Convinced

Posted 07.04.2011 | Business

HONG KONG/LONDON (Elzio Barreto and Clara Ferreira-Marques) - Top commodity trader Glencore sought a strong debut for this month's share offering,...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Yale Goes Global

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 05.31.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- The classic liberal arts curriculum, long made available at Yale University's New Haven, Conn., campus, is about to traverse the Pacific O...

Artists Threaten Boycott Of Abu Dhabi Guggenheim

AP | By MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- More than 130 international artists and writers vowed Thursday to boycott a branch of the Guggenheim Museum under const...

Don't Worry About the Oil Prices

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

The crass ignorance of the realities in the Middle East and the exploitation of that ignorance by speculators compounded by the mediatization of the...

What's Bigger Than the Super Bowl? Laureus. Or It Should Be!

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mike Hegedus

You likely didn't know it, but an event of equal stature and greater significance took place in Abu Dhabi just as the Super Bowl after parties were wrapping up.

10 Sustainable Cities

Eva Maddox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Eva Maddox

Sustainable cities -- or eco-cities -- cropping up across the globe may hold the answers to the challenges presented by swelling urban populations.

Meeting the UAE Halfway

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

There seems to be a misconception in Canada that the UAE is happy to sit on its laurels while the Canadians do the dirty work in Afghanistan. That is untrue.

Qatar's Well-Funded Public Diplomacy

Philip Seib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Philip Seib

Qatar has plenty of money and is putting it to use by expanding public diplomacy. Are they becoming a new kind of superpower?

The World's Eight Smartest Hotels (PHOTOS)

Tiffany Hawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tiffany Hawk

Hoteliers love to tout their technology, so it's no big surprise that many are adding e-readers to their lists of amenities. But a handful of chic properties are offering an even more extraordinary perk: real books.

Why Aren't We Calling Loughner a Terrorist?

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

I can't help but wonder why folks are so afraid to call the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona an act of terrorism. The fear of the "T" word seems almost palpable in describing the gruesome events that took place this past Saturday.

What We Can Learn From Abu Dhabi's Soft Diplomacy

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The United Arab Emirates is proof plenty that regardless of demographic size, soft diplomacy can be an effective tool in achieving an emerging country's goals and aspirations.

Abu Dhabi Scientists Create Desert Rainstorms: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Desert dwellers wishing to transform their arid surroundings into a profitable, crop-sustaining oasis have reportedly gotten one step closer to making...

The Big Chechen Horse Trade: Murder in Dubai Made Easy

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

In February, I remember being impressed with how Dubai police handled the murder of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the Hamas commander who got whacked by Mossad....

Hotel Regrets $11 Million Christmas Tree

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — An Abu Dhabi luxury hotel that boasted an $11 million Christmas tree decorated with gold and gems admitted Sun...

Cultural Diplomacy and the "Oh, I Didn't Know That" Factor

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia P. Schneider

In a globalized world where the powers of military might and diplomatic finesse have diminished, "Oh, I didn't know that" moments of cross cultural understanding can make a difference.

Transforming the GCC, The Coming Tide: Middle East Infrastructure Spend

Faisal Ghori | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal Ghori

The first sight to greet travelers to Saudi Arabia upon exiting King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh is no longer a dusty desert dotted with th...