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1 hr ago | Bellingham Herald

Dubai, European airlines divert flights over Iraq

A number of European carriers, including Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, say they have devised alternate flight plans for their planes.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East,

1 hr ago | Willamette Week

Murmurs: News That's Always Alert and Chatty

A former Portland resident who says he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government has been denied asylum in Sweden .


Related Topix: Portland, OR, World News, Middle East

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

U.S. Congressman wants Port Canaveral's deal with Gulftainer reviewed for national security

A U.S. Congressman is asking for a review of the Port Canaveral-Gulftainer cargo deal for possible national security issues, according to the Orlando Sentinel.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News

7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Does US have the UAE's back? Drafted youth don't think so

"I'm doing this for my country, because if I don't save my country, no one will," he says.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, US Military, US Navy, Sports

11 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

UBS books big charges after tax probe, lawsuits [Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The bank on Tuesday reported a quarterly net profit of 792 million Swiss francs from 690 million francs a year earlier, when results were marred by an $885 million settlement with the US housing regulator over the mis-selling of mortgage-backed bonds.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

12 hrs ago | AME Info

Blue Ocean & Resonance set up first international study centre in Dubai

Blue Ocean Academy, the region's largest knowledge empowerment enterprise will now offer professional coaching for India's top-rated engineering and medical colleges entrance examinations starting September 2014.


Related Topix: World News, India,

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Indian returns lost purse filled with money

In a heartening show of honesty, an Indian expatriate returned a purse containing 25,000 dirhams and vital documents to an Italian woman who lost it on the roadside in the United Arab Emirates , media reported.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

U.S.-Iran nuclear negotiator 'concerned' about det...

A top U.S. negotiator in nuclear talks with Iran said on Tuesday the United States is concerned about the recent detention of four journalists, three of them Americans, and called on Tehran to free them.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News

The Village Voice

The New Museum Assembles a Staggering Show of Arab Art

New Yorkers are accustomed to publicly admitting our provincialism while privately upholding the belief that we live at the center of it all.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Jordan, NY

Willamette Week

Swedish Government Denies Asylum for U.S. Citizen Who Claims Torture at Request of U.S. Government

The Swedish Migration Board this month denied asylum to Yonas Fikre , a Portland resident and American citizen who said he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates in 2011 at the behest of the U.S. government.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, US News

Journal Gazette

Caleb Swanigan makes USA U17 team

The senior boys basketball standout made the USA Basketball U17 team Tuesday. Swanigan, who holds several big-time Division I scholarship offers, will be part of the 12-player team that will travel to Dubai for the World Championships in August.


Related Topix: World News


Hi-tech water business Hydro Industries strikes A 1m partnership in...

Hi-tech water treatment firm Hydro Industries has secured a partnership worth more than A 1m to support water treatment plant developments in the United Arab Emirates.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, United Kingdom

CBS News

Dubai pays kids -- in gold -- to lose weight

Dubai has some of the heaviest citizens in the world, and last year found a pretty effective way to motivate them to lose weight: gold.


Related Topix: World News, Family, Kids, Life, Dieting

Al Bawaba

Al Bustan Centre and Residence showcases property's new look

Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartments among tourists and businessmen located in the heart of Dubai, will now have a new and more vibrant look with the near completion of its major renovation.


Related Topix: World News

Mon Jul 28, 2014

National Post

Blatant lying loses family its citizenship - but earns them a $63K bill from Canadian government

Ottawa has stripped a Lebanese family of their Canadian citizenships - and handed them a $63,000 bill - after they were caught blatantly lying about living in Canada, part of a government crackdown on bogus citizens that could extend to thousands of cases.


Related Topix: North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, United Arab Emirates, Oman Travel, World News, United Arab Emirates Travel, Middle East, Middle East Travel, Oman Travel,

WDTN-TV Dayton

U.S. makes 1st extradition from Iraq; man appears in Dayton court

A man in federal court in Dayton is the first person ever extradited from Iraq to the 78 years For the next 6 years they say he traveled as a fugitive across the world from Vegas to California, later he forged a passport traveling to Mexico, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and ultimately landing in Iraq.


Related Topix: Dayton, OH, Middle East, World News

Deseret News

Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

A Yemeni girl poses for a photograph as she attends the Eid al-Fitr prayer with her father, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, July 28, 2014.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr, World News, Yemen, Middle East, Central African Republic, Africa

Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria to Promote Jams, Canned Vegetables in Russia, UAE

Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture and the Fruits and Vegetables Processors Union have signed a contract for the promotion of local products in Russia and the United Arab Emirates.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Middle East, World News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Asia News Network

Philippine Internet slowest in Asean

Rosemarie Pendon, 24, lives in Lagro, Quezon City and has mobile broadband sticks from three different telecommunications networks but none can provide the sufficient signal for her to connect to the Internet while inside her home.


Related Topix: World News, Middle East


Exploring beyond the glitz

This half-day tour gives a good introduction to Abu Dhabi. From its history of Bedouin nomadism, pearling, the first oil find in 1958, through the British era to the unification of the United Arab Emirates in 1971 and a real insight into life in Abu Dhabi today, excellent guide Nevine Jacxsens brings alive the essence of the place.


Related Topix: Middle East, World News, Travel