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  • Many Muslims gain weight during Ramadan fasting

     
    The sun slips beyond the Nile and the fast is broken. As they have done for centuries during the holy month of Ramadan, Egyptians hurry home through the twilight to eat and drink after a long, scorching day. Fasting renews the spirit but it often does...
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Stricter smoking ban expected soon as anti-tobacco fervor sweeps Middle East

     
    The United Arab Emirates may breathe easier under a strict ban on smoking, the details of which are still being hammered out five months after the actual bill was signed by President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi-based......
  • DUBAI: Alleged victim of gang rape sentenced to one year in prison

     
    The Criminal Court of Abu Dhabi, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, ruled this week that an 18-year-old Emirati woman who accused six men of gang-raping her will herself serve a one-year sentence for consensual sex. It's one......
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Authorities step up crackdown on companies linked to Iran

     
    Is it a public relations offensive meant to ease pressure on it from the United States, or is the United Arab Emirates finally cracking down on illicit trade with Iran? The Dubai-based Gulf News reported Monday that the government has......
  • Obama administration steps in to help referee foreign BlackBerry bans

     
    As the White House learned in January, don't try to take away President Obama's BlackBerry. The Obama administration is butting into the mucky plans in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and now Indonesia for blocking some services associated with.......
  • LEBANON: Government considers suspending BlackBerry services over security concerns

     
    Lebanon could be the next country in the Middle East to suspend certain BlackBerry smart phone services over security concerns if the government cannot reach a compromise with the Canada-based manufacturer, Research In Motion (RIM). Concerns stem from...
  • DUBAI: Police issue stern warning against violating Ramadan fast

     
    Dubai police have warned the public that it will not go easy on violators of virtue during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. In a statement issued by Dubai police earlier this week, Colonel Mohammad Nasser Razooqi advised the public......
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Top religious leader calls for restrictions on marriages to foreigners

     
    The leading Islamic scholar of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai's Grand Mufti Ahmad Bin Abdul Aziz Haddad, appears to be deeply concerned over the growing numbers of Emirati men that are marrying foreign women. His solution: Curb mixed marriages and......
  • ARAB WORLD: Opinions grim about new peace talks

     
    When Middle East peace talks began this month in Washington, there were glimmers of optimism and excitement over the renewed discourse between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which hadn't engaged in direct talks in almost two years. But since then,....
  • Ahmed Ahmed finally makes his way to Orlando

     
    The Egyptian-American comic Ahmed Ahmed finally made it to Orlando, missing a flight thanks to a two and a half hour hassle with British customs officials who profiled him and cast a a jaundiced eye at him boarding a flight from London to Orlando. “...
  • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Canada, UAE clash over mystery Mabhouh assassin

     
    There is a diplomatic storm brewing between Canada and the United Arab Emirates, and the latest twist involves a mystery assassin. On Tuesday, Dubai's chief of police, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan, slammed Canadian authorities for allegedly dragging their feet...