| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Maryland's economy is headed in the wrong direction. While the unemployment rate here is better than the national average, it remains high at 6.9 percent. What's more, Maryland actually lost 11,000 jobs in the month of June, the third highest loss in...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:05 PM
At the ding of a cowbell Sunday, staffers in a command center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital began clapping and yelling out victory cheers.
Another department had begun to transfer patients as part of a massive move from Hopkins' aging hospital building...
| Jul 13, 2008
| 2:46 PM
If Dubai and Abu Dhabi were '50s film idols, Dubai would be Marilyn Monroe. Abu Dhabi would be Grace Kelly.
Dubai is the sizzle. Abu Dhabi is the steak.
Dubai is the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates that gets all the attention. Some 60 miles...
| Jun 28, 2009
The longstanding sibling rivalry between the two biggest members of the United Arab Emirates, always complex, has taken a remarkable turn in recent months.
For years, as its neighbor on the Persian Gulf, Dubai, engaged in a frenzy of construction and...
| Dec 6, 2007
The dwindling possibility of a U.S. attack on Iran is changing the dynamics of Middle East politics and raising Arab concern that Tehran may now feel emboldened to strengthen its military, increase its support for Islamic radicals and exert more influence...
| Jan 14, 2008
President Bush on Sunday called Iran "the world's leading state sponsor of terror" and sought to shore up opposition to the government in Tehran throughout the Middle East.
But even as he criticized Iranian leaders, saying they were seeking to repress...
| Jun 21, 2009
Rey Torres dreamed of a better life for his wife and five children when he left a neighborhood of wooden shacks and burning trash piles to drive a bus on a U.S. military base near Baghdad.
He hoped to send his children to college and build a new home...
| Apr 12, 2009
Should the United States sell advanced civilian nuclear reactors to a Middle East country that doesn't seem to need them? A country that can keep pumping oil for the next 100 years, that has a pipeline to a vast natural gas field next door and enough...
| May 4, 2008
IT'S A quiet Sunday morning in this city of cacophonous ambition. Construction has yet to hit a deafening pitch, and traffic is still moving. But, as the temperature rises, all sorts of art activity bubbles up in the historic Bastakiya district, a low-...
| Jan 27, 2008
THE BEST WAY
From LAX, Lufthansa, KLM, Air France and British Airways offer connecting service (change of planes) to Dubai. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $785.
Etihad, www.etihadairways.com, is the national airline for the United Arab Emirates;...
| Jan 27, 2008
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai's high-end hotel portfolio is unrivaled, with new hotels -- they seem more like palaces in many cases -- debuting frequently. They include an Armani hotel, designed by the Italian couturier and scheduled to open next...