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  • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Majority of Persian Gulf Arabs too afraid to protest against their leaders, new poll says

     
    Many Persian Gulf Arabs are frightened and pessimistic about the uprisings and revolutions that are sweeping the Middle East and are too afraid to speak out against their rulers. According to a new opinion poll commissioned by the Qatar-based public......
  • UAE: Jailing of democracy activists raises human rights concern

     
    The oil-rich country of the United Arab Emirates is full of supposedly happy citizens enjoying a generous welfare system. But even so, it has not been spared the wave of pro-democracy sentiment that has engulfed the Arab world, as scholars......
  • Luxury Hotel Says It Regrets $11 Million Christmas Tree

    Luxury Hotel Says It Regrets $11 Million Christmas Tree
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- An Abu Dhabi luxury hotel that boasted an $11 million Christmas tree decorated with gold and gems admitted Sunday it may have taken the holiday spirit a bit too far. A statement from the Emirates Palace hotel said it...
  • UAE Banning BlackBerry Services for Everyone

    UAE Banning BlackBerry Services for Everyone
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The UAE's telecom regulator says BlackBerry e-mail, messaging and Web browsing services will be blocked for foreign visitors too. The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority said in an e-mailed response to questions from The...
  • Saudi BlackBerry Ban Postponed

    Saudi BlackBerry Ban Postponed
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- BlackBerry makers struck a deal Sunday with Saudi Arabia to hold off a ban of the device's communication in the Arab world's largest economy. BlackBerry maker Research in Motion says the plan involves placing a BlackBerry...
  • Gov. Paterson Offers State Help If Developers Of Ground Zero Mosque Seek To Relocate

    Gov. Paterson Offers State Help If Developers Of Ground Zero Mosque Seek To Relocate
    New York Gov. David Paterson offered state help Tuesday if the developers of a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks agree to move the project farther from the site. Paterson, a Democrat, said that he doesn't oppose the project as planned but...
  • 700,000 Bottles of Tylenol Recalled

    700,000 Bottles of Tylenol Recalled
    NEW YORK -- Johnson & Johnson said it was recalling more than 700,000 bottles or packages of Tylenol and other consumer medicines made at a now-closed plant, the latest in a litany of recalls by the company. J&J's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit recalled...
  • 2011 vacation dreams and realities: What readers said

    We asked readers where they would go if money and time were no object, and where they were likely to go in 2011. Thailand for dental work, one said. A trip with a friend to France, another said. Here are some of the other responses. Bon voyage! Waking in...
  • NY Times Reports: Holland Native Hired to Build Battalion Operation in Middle East

    NY Times Reports:  Holland Native Hired to Build Battalion Operation in Middle East
    The New York Time is reporting that Erik Prince, Holland Native and Blackwater founder, has been hired to build a battalion operation in the Middle East. Prince was hired by Abu Dhabi to build the 800-member battalion of non-Muslim foreign troops for...
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude Unveil Two New Projects in Westport

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude Unveil Two New Projects in Westport
    "The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates" and "Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado" Christo and Jeanne-Claude's exhibition runs through Sept. 4. The Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, (203) 222-...
  • Win the FOX Rocks Lunchbox!

    Win the FOX Rocks Lunchbox!
    Sign up to win the Fox Rocks Lunchbox! K-Mack announces a new winner every Monday and Thursday at 10am drawn from all entries. We visit the winner at work and deliver the coveted FOX ROCKS LUNCH BOX, filled with great prizes every Tuesday and Friday...
  • Saudi Prince Puts Support Behind Moving Planned Ground Zero Mosque

    Saudi Prince Puts Support Behind Moving Planned Ground Zero Mosque
    Saudi prince backs moving planned NYC mosque Eds: Adds background, quotes. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A Saudi prince who has aided the imam spearheading a proposed Islamic center near New York's ground zero is appealing for another site not...