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Rank My City: The Singles Charts of the City-Building Business

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

It is often the cities not making the ranks that can be the most lively and exciting, even if their cafes still use white plastic chairs and the streets aren't pedestrianized.

Dublin expels Israeli diplomat

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Irish government has expelled an Israeli diplomat in protest at the use of forged passports in the assassination of a Hamas commander in Dubai in...

Abu Dubai: A City Never Founded Yet Meant to Be

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two Emirati cities separated by only 120 km of highway, seem to be simultaneously competing and yet prepared to help each other out.

Qatar's Bid for World Cup 2022: To Build a Nation or a Region?

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

In stark contrast to the US' coast-to-coast approach, Qatar proposes that every match of the 2022 World Cup will be played within an hour's drive from any other. This would be an advantage for both the players and the fans.

The lobbyists are here and it's time we knew why

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

Whether we like it or not, lobbyists are about to become more prevalent in the United Arab Emirates. So, should the UAE look into establishing a law to govern these lobbying associations?

A Balanced UAE Federal Budget Benefits Us All

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

Various Emirates must understand that what they invest in the United Arab Emirates federation will only be multiplied in the most positive sense in terms of the value created by federal expenditures.

Dubai Briton Faces Jail Over 'Middle Finger Salute'

Telegraph | Richard Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A British expatriate in Dubai is facing jail and deportation after being accused of making a single-finger gesture in an argument. ...

Dubai World offers $9.5B in new aid to struggling firm

AP | BARBARA SURK and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai's government on Thursday said it will pump up to $9.5 billion into Dubai World, outlining a long-awaited res...

"Routine Maintainence" in Dubai

Sophie Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sophie Schmidt

I've now been in Dubai long enough to chuckle at the disparity between "routine maintenance" and "near-catastrophic engineering failure." My recent trip to the Dubai Mall was the latest instance.

That's Not "A Bingo!": UK Apologizes for Using Fake IDs During Inglourious Basterds Mission to Kill Nazi SS Chief

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The British Government has issued a profuse apology to the German and Slovakian governments that two of Britain's special operatives during World War II used fake IDs in their successful mission to assassinate a Nazi SS chief.

A Mossad Killing in Dubai

Hisham Wyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hisham Wyne

The assassination of Hamas Commander Mahmoud al Mabhouh: Israel's disregard for international boundaries may hinder the carte blanche it considers its birthright.

Diplomatic Insanity: Ludicrous Displays From Dubai to Iran

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

After Iran's and Israel's tourism ministers reportedly shook hands, the Iranian tourism ministry issued a statement that the alleged handshake was "an ugly and false rumor."

Top 8 Skyscrapers That Will Push the Limits of Design

Hearst Communications | Hearst Communications | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai climbed higher than any other previous structure ever built this month. But architects won't rest there. Here are eight buil...

Abu Dhabi's Dubai Bailout $5 Billion Less Than Previously Thought

Reuters | Amran Abocar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBAI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's $10 billion December bailout to Dubai included $5 billion already committed by two banks controlled by the emirate, sign...

Rumours of Expulsion of Lebanese Shia From the UAE

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

The UAE is not and should not be in the business of perpetually denying rumors and speculation. Last week, I sent a friend a typical negative story about the UAE published in Arabic. His one word reply: "Noise."

What Dubai Debt Might Mean For New York

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The holding company at the center of Dubai's debt crisis may sell off some of its New York City real-estate as it attempts to resurface from a $59 bil...

Video: Expats in Dubai

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Looking at the situation in Dubai from the perspective of an American expat who's currently living and working there, with Kyle Stelma, Dunia Frontier...

Video: World's tallest building opens in Dubai

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jan. 4: Dubai celebrates the opening of its new skyscraper, now the world's tallest building at 828 meters. CNBC's Guy Johnson reports. (Other) Dub...

Sale of Dubai property bonds frozen

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Market drops after Nakheel property developer asks Nasdeq to stop trading its bonds....

Dubai to open world's tallest tower

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Emirate hopes latest venture will help it rise above last year's debt difficulties....

Video: Big Debt, Big Bank Exposure

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Discussing Dubai's debt freeze, with Komal Sri Kumar, TCW; David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors; and CNBC's Simon Hobbs. (CNBC) CNBC - Business - Finan...

"Life" in Dubai: Controversial Premiere Marks First Major Emirati Feature

indieWIRE | indieWIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The very first big-budget feature to come out of the United Arab Emirates, Ali F Mostafa’s “City of Life”‘s world premie...

Video: Dubai Debt Shocker

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dubai's debt might be higher than the generally assumed $80-$90B, with Saud Masud, UBS senior analyst. (CNBC) UBS AG - CNBC - Middle East - Busines...

Video: Global Market Fears

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Discussing the credit conditions in Dubai, with Jan Randolph, IHS Global Insight; Yra Harris, CME Group; Boris Schlossberg, GFT Forex. (CNBC) Forei...

The Gulf Stream

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Brysac, for the Pulitzer Center Trivandrum, November 30 -- "Kerala is a consuming society, not a producing society," we wer...