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  • Film Festival Vet Sheila Whitaker Dies in London

    Sheila Whitaker, who served as director of international programs for the Dubai International Film Festival, died Monday in London. She was previously director of the London Film Festival from 1987 to 1996, and head of programming at the National Film...
  • Film Review: 'Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers'

    Inspector Clouseau is nowhere to be found, but there's many a Pink Panther on the loose in "Smash and Grab," a gripping portrait of the daring international jewel-theft ring credited with more than 150 robberies totaling more than $250 million since 1993....
  • Promoter: Deal for Amir Khan-Devon Alexander on Dec. 7

    Promoter: Deal for Amir Khan-Devon Alexander on Dec. 7
    The promoter for Amir Khan and Devon Alexander said Monday the two have agreed to a welterweight fight Dec. 7, with the venue to be determined. Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions said he is awaiting word from officials in Dubai to see whether...
  • Delayed at the airport

    Delayed at the airport
    On a cold December night in 1989, Nancy Bailey was heading to her car in a manager's parking lot at JFK Airport when she noticed a man in front her holding a briefcase and a pair of gloves. "I was freezing, and here's this man who has gloves and he isn'...
  • Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't

    Seniors on the Go: Cities where you might feel comfortable -- and where you won't
    I usually don't like to report on those "best" or "least expensive" city or airport stories. I figure that if you really want to visit the Louvre, the fact that Albuquerque is less expensive or Seoul has a better airport is irrelevant. But once in a while...
  • Seniors on the Go: What's with the big Middle East airlines?

    Airlines based in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf have been buying up huge fleets of the biggest planes around -- the Airbus 380 and Boeing 777. Some of you have asked me what's going on with these lines -- their home countries are very small and don'...
  • Arab Film Fests: The Big Three Work to Boost Regional Biz

    The Arab world's film festival landscape is undergoing changes, partly due to the disruptive impact of post-Arab Spring turmoil in such countries as Egypt but mostly prompted by a concerted effort across the Gulf region to ensure that sprocket operas...
  • Syria, Egypt strife sparks surge in cyber attacks: McAfee

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Syria's civil war and political strife in Egypt have thrown up new battlegrounds on the Web and driven a surge in cyber attacks in the Middle East, according to a leading Internet security company. More than half of incidents in the...
  • Emmett/Furla Films Turns 15

    Randall Emmett and George Furla have come a long way since they met rather inauspiciously 15 years ago. Emmett (above, right) had worked for Jerry Bruckheimer, ICM and Mark Wahlberg. At that point he was on his own, looking to get financing for "Speedway...
  • Emirates Airlines to offer A380 service from Dubai to LAX

    Emirates Airlines to offer A380 service from Dubai to LAX
    Emirates Airlines, named this week as the world's best airline in ratings published by SkyTrax, will begin A380 service from Dubai to Los Angeles on Dec. 2. “Demand has steadily grown since we commenced operation to L.A. in 2008," said Orhan...
  • Film Review: 'Switch'

    With its gravity-defying stunts and logic-resistant plot twists, its kinky couture and kinkier sex, "Switch" dishes out splashy thrills so indiscriminately, it winds up feeling like a theme park with more distractions than attractions. Sending a star-...
  • It's a twister!

    It's a twister!
    Usually, if you say someone or something is "twisted",  that's not a good thing. But check out this new building in Dubai. The world's tallest twisted building has finally opened after seven years of planning and construction. The Cayan Tower stands...