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  • Chubby Dubai citizens worth their (lost) weight in gold

    The flowing robes and abayas shrouding the people of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates can’t hide the truth of a federation-wide weight problem. So the city of Dubai, famous for its opulent shopping centers and towering skyscrapers in the desert,...
  • Norwegian who reported rape in Dubai 'pardoned' but laws still target victims

    Norwegian who reported rape in Dubai 'pardoned' but laws still target victims
    A Norwegian interior designer who said she was raped by a Sudanese colleague during a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai earlier this year has been “pardoned” from her conviction and 16-month sentence for extramarital sex,...
  • Saudi Arabia, UAE announce $8 billion in aid for Egypt

    Saudi Arabia, UAE announce $8 billion in aid for Egypt
    CAIRO -- Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced a total of $8 billion in economic aid to help shore up Egypt’s military-backed interim leaders after Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was removed in a coup last week. The...
  • Egypt names interim prime minister, sets timetable for elections

    Egypt names interim prime minister, sets timetable for elections
    CAIRO — Seeking to reassure the outside world after a turbulent week of street protests, Egypt's military-backed interim leaders on Tuesday appointed a caretaker prime minister and urged citizens to support a six-month timetable for revising the...
  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban arrives in Britain for treatment

     
    Teenage schoolgirl victim of Taliban arrives in Britian for treatment; Malala Yousafzai will be treated in Birmingham trauma unit...
  • Tech officer leaving Laguna for Abu Dhabi

    Tech officer leaving Laguna for Abu Dhabi
    The man who has led Laguna Beach Unified School District's technology department for the last eight years is leaving to take a job at a school in the United Arab Emirates. Victor Guthrie, the district's chief technology officer, who has overseen...
  • Understanding what it means to be 40

    Understanding what it means to be 40
    Aimee Cebulski recalled chatting with Simona, a sommelier in Brescia, Italy, a stone's throw from a church. The topic at hand? Why it is such a big deal to be a 40-year-old unmarried woman without children. "[We were] wondering if it was a sin or...
  • 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...
  • Travel info on world cruises

    Here is some information from Cruise Lines International Assn. members that offer world or "grand cruises." A few lines based in other countries also offer similar voyages. Most 2012 world cruises started in January, but there may be availability on...
  • EGYPT: Released Google executive says he is neither hero nor traitor

     
    A detained Google executive who became a rallying symbol for anti-government protesters in Egypt said he was neither a hero nor a traitor in an emotional television interview just hours after his release Monday. Wael Ghonim's comments on Dream TV......
  • UAE: Emirati officer accused of human trafficking in Rhode Island

     
    An Emirati military officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Rhode Island on human trafficking and other charges after the officer allegedly took a Filipino woman working as a maid for him and his family to the......
  • UAE: Government targets rights group in widening crackdown on dissent

     
    Weeks after UAE authorities reportedly detained three human-rights activists who called for greater political reforms, the nation's government has dissolved the board of directors of a prominent legal group and replaced it with state appointees, according...