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  • Film Review: 'Champ of the Camp'

    Subcontinental laborers in Dubai find distraction from hardships via musical contests in Mahmoud Kaabour's slick and enjoyable docu "Champ of the Camp." The title is also the name of the competition, in which teams from 70 labor camps test their knowledge...
  • Dubai Fest Taps 'Omar,' 'The Square' for Top Arab Pic Honors

    The Dubai Intl. Film Festival's 10th edition, which closes Dec. 14, handed out their Muhr Awards on Dec. 13 with prizes totaling more than $575,000. The fest's four main categories, divided into Arab and Asian/African features and docus, resulted in a...
  • Typhoon-stricken Filipinos rely on countrymen abroad for lifeline

    As millions of Filipinos desperately search for sustenance and shelter in the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan, many may be comforted by the knowledge that help is surely on the way from family members working abroad. The Philippines' biggest export...
  • Abu Dhabi Fest Pays Tribute to Jake Eberts

    The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is honoring the late Jake Eberts, by naming its nod for best docu after the great Canadian producer with an activist streak, known for shepherding Oscar-winning films like "Chariots of Fire," "The Killing Fields" and "Gandhi."...
  • Seniors on the Go: What's with the big Middle East airlines?

    Airlines based in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf have been buying up huge fleets of the biggest planes around -- the Airbus 380 and Boeing 777. Some of you have asked me what's going on with these lines -- their home countries are very small and don'...
  • Pictures in the News | September 27, 2013

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where people find their way around Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto's nomadic sculpture at Union Station. The installation is part of Doug Aitken's “Station to Station” project, which has...
  • Montreal World Fest Includes 113 Int'l Premieres

    The Montreal World Film Festival announced its full slate of 432 films from around the globe on Tuesday, including 113 world or international feature preems. From the U.S. "The Red Robin" by Michael Z. Wechsler competes in the World section while Adam...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...