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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. ...

Abu Dhabi Arts Festival Celebrates Frederic Chopin's 200th Birthday!

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Even sad faced Frederic Chopin would have smiled if he knew that one of the biggest bashes being thrown in honor of his birthday bicentennial takes ...

Business Confidence Up in Gulf States

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Zogby

Our latest survey found that optimism has returned to the business community in the Gulf, a sign that the region may have turned a corner following the global economic downturn of 2008-2009.

Fifth Estate, Censorship Battles at Dubai's Arab Media Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In the United Arab Emirates -- of which Dubai is a member -- collaboration between telecoms and new media is flourishing, leading to a creative model emerging from the Middle East region.

Expectations Haven't Advanced With UAE Women

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

It is a peculiar situation to be in where educated women end up with the short end of the stick. Academic ambition ought to be rewarded and not punished

Murdoch Targets Abu Dhabi as International Media Hub

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Abu Dhabi is slated to become the hottest new international media hub, if Rupert Murdoch and like-minded moguls have their druthers, but the region's ...

Arab Print Media Weather Financial Crunch Better Than Western Counterparts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Print media in the west may be struggling for survival but newspapers in the Arab world, which took a few hits, are nonetheless thriving and expected ...

Dubai: Israelis Will Be Denied Entry To UAE, Even Those With Alternate Passports

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Following the assassination of a Hamas operative, Dubai police will use voice and face profiling to detect Israeli...

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...

Video: The Emerging Market Trade

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The extent of Dubai's debt crisis was felt throughout the emerging markets, with David Riedel, Riedel Research Group and Richard Kang, Emerging Global...

Dubai debt shock knocks £14bn off bank shares

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dubai was the poster child of the economic boom: a world of unimaginable luxury, impossibly tall towers, and islands shaped like palm trees. This wee...

Video: Dubai Fallout: U.S. Impact?

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Discussing whether the fallout from Dubai in the United States will really be limited, with CNBC's Scott Cohn. (CNBC) CNBC - Dubai - Middle East - ...

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.

United Arab Emirates: Nationality Matters

Refugees International | Refugees International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's been five years now since Refugees International first visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to better understand and then call for solutions on...

Behind the Story: Afghan refugees in Iran | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bigan Saliani, who was born in Iran,  reported from Tehran for Worldfocus on the little-known story of Afghan refugees there.  Here is his ...

Dubai renames world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa, after UAE president, during ceremony

Fox 31 | Fox 31 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai has renamed its new skyscraper, the tallest in the world, the Burj Khalifa, state news agency WAM repor...

Dubai Stock Exchange Takes Huge Dive Despite UAE's Pledge To Help Local Banks

AP | BARBARA SURK and TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — If global investors were looking for reassurances from Dubai that it would stand behind its massive, debt-swamped ...

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....

Thousands of Palestinians may lose jobs in Dubai crash

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thousands of Palestinian workers in Dubai may lose their jobs due to the financial crisis there, economists project. ......

People: Elin Nordegren to Divorce Tiger Woods | NYMag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

But not to worry! He still has that big project in Dubai going for him....

Video: Dubai's Debt Ripples

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Insight on the developing story on Dubai's debt concerns, with Paul Homsy, Crescent Partners CEO; David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff + Associates; and CNB...

Dubai economy in tatters, but shopping malls still crowded

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DU ...

Video: Dubai's Debt

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A look at how Dubai plans to repay debt, with Tim Seymour, founder. (CNBC) CNBC - Business - Tim Seymour - Financial Services - F...

Video: Casino Fallout from Dubai

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Vegas stocks are down today on Dubai debt problems, with Joseph Greff, JPMorgan casino analyst. (CNBC) JPMorgan Chase - United States - CNBC - Wall...

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...