| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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Born in Bahrain and raised in Houston and Doha, 27-year-old May El Calamawy is a rarity: an actress fluent in both Arabic and English. She's been making her career in genre films, starting with helmer Tobe Hooper's "Djinn," the first...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:11 AM
A South Korean company aiming to transform the way Americans experience movies at the multiplex is bringing its "4-D" theater technology to Los Angeles.
Seoul-based CJ Group, the conglomerate that operates Asia's largest theater chain, has signed a deal...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The highest court in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday convicted 30 Islamists of establishing an "international branch" of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in the wealthy Persian Gulf federation, a case slammed by rights advocates as politically...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Gustavo Dudamel got to conquer another country this week, making his debut in the United Arab Emirates in what was billed as a prelude to the annual Abu Dhabi Festival.
Dudamel led the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Monday at the Emirates...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Subcontinental laborers in Dubai find distraction from hardships via musical contests in Mahmoud Kaabour's slick and enjoyable docu "Champ of the Camp." The title is also the name of the competition, in which teams from 70 labor camps test their knowledge...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The Dubai Intl. Film Festival's 10th edition, which closes Dec. 14, handed out their Muhr Awards on Dec. 13 with prizes totaling more than $575,000. The fest's four main categories, divided into Arab and Asian/African features and docus, resulted in a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
As millions of Filipinos desperately search for sustenance and shelter in the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan, many may be comforted by the knowledge that help is surely on the way from family members working abroad.
The Philippines' biggest export...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is honoring the late Jake Eberts, by naming its nod for best docu after the great Canadian producer with an activist streak, known for shepherding Oscar-winning films like "Chariots of Fire," "The Killing Fields" and "Gandhi."...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where people find their way around Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto's nomadic sculpture at Union Station. The installation is part of Doug Aitken's “Station to Station” project, which has...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:15 AM
By now, everybody knows what to expect from your standard-issue ho-hum water park: body and tube slide complexes with funnels and bowls, deluge-inducing water play towers for the little ones, undulating wave pools and relaxing lazy rivers.
| May 13, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Honeymooners and other tourists from the Gulf are heading to the throbbing heart of Dubai to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the first "ice lounge" in the Middle East.
The interior decor of Dubai's Chillout cafe is made entirely of carved ice,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
BEIRUT — The military coup that toppled Egypt’s Islamist president has divided the Middle East between those who see the move as a broadside against pious Muslims and those who view it as a triumph for secular values.
Divisions have also...