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Stories with place: Dubai
  • Prominent human rights lawyer detained in Saudi 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:42 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi activists say authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer in the capital.

  • Iran envoy visits Emirates in sign of warming ties 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:34 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - State media in the United Arab Emirates says Dubai's ruler has welcomed the Iranian foreign minister at his palace, a sign of warming ties between the two countries.

  • Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:59 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai could soon have some new roller coasters to go with its man-made islands and the world's tallest skyscraper.

  • Mideast's busiest air hub plans runway overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:37 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Officials say Dubai airport, the Mideast's busiest, will undergo a major runway overhaul starting next month that will see more than a dozen airlines shift flights to another airport in the city.

  • Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:34 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai could soon have some new roller coasters to go with its man-made islands and the world's tallest skyscraper.

  • Social challenges as Saudis draw throne's future 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:46 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - While Saudi Arabia's royals work out the succession of the throne behind closed doors, a few voices are raising the most sensitive matter of all in the kingdom, questioning the ruling Al Saud family's claim to absolute power and its unchecked rights to the country's oil wealth.

  • UAE: Paramedic dies from MERS, others infected 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:13 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A paramedic in the United Arab Emirates has died after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome and five others have tested positive for the virus, the Gulf nation's interior ministry said Friday.

  • Murphy named AP news editor for Tenn., Kentucky 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:40 am
  • ATLANTA - Brian Murphy, a longtime foreign correspondent who has covered and directed stories from bases in Europe and the Middle East, has been named The Associated Press news editor for Tennessee and Kentucky.

  • Gebrselassie worried about future of athletics 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:42 pm
  • LONDON - Surveying the state of the sport he dominated for so many years, running great Haile Gebrselassie sees a bleak future.

  • Airline passenger attempts suicide during flight 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 11:29 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Emirates airline crewmembers found a passenger bleeding heavily on a flight from Dubai to India after he apparently tried to commit suicide inside an airplane lavatory, the airline and Indian police said Monday.

  • Dubai firm buys stake in Kerzner's Atlantis hotels 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:43 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A Dubai government conglomerate behind some of the emirate's industrial powerhouses said Thursday it bought a "significant" stake in the international hotel operator that runs the Atlantis hotel on the city's main palm-shaped island.

  • Saudi artists cautiously push against redlines 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:02 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When Ahmed Mater visited Mecca in 2010 something felt off. Dozens of cranes were eating away at the mosque to make way for a larger complex surrounding the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure to which observant Muslims pray toward five times a day that also draws millions of pilgrims annually from around the world.

  • Report: Gulf region still a risk to investors 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:07 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Despite improvements in regulations and moves to diversify Arab economies away from natural resources, global investors remain wary of doing business in Gulf countries because of regional upheaval and other potentially destabilizing factors, according to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit released Monday.

  • African Story wins Dubai World Cup 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 4:26 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - African Story produced a brilliant finish to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup by 2 ¾ lengths Saturday in the world's richest horse race.

  • Saudi women renew push for the right to drive 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 12:52 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - In the six months since Saudi activists renewed calls to defy the kingdom's ban on female drivers, small numbers of women have gotten behind the wheel almost daily in what has become the country's longest such campaign.

  • Etihad Airways gets approval for Air Serbia stake 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:34 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Gulf-based carrier Etihad Airways says it has received regulatory approval from the government of Serbia for its 49 percent stake in the Balkan country's national carrier, Air Serbia.

  • Dubai port firm announces $604 million 2013 profit 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 9:16 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Dubai-based port operator DP World announced Thursday that its profits rose nearly 11 percent to $604 million in 2013 as the company opened new ports in Britain and Brazil and expanded its operations at home in the United Arab Emirates.