| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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."...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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'...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:55 PM
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,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:15 PM
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,...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The man who has led Laguna Beach Unified School District's technology department for the last eight years is leaving to take a job at a school in the United Arab Emirates.
Victor Guthrie, the district's chief technology officer, who has overseen...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:55 PM
BEIRUT — The military coup that toppled Egypt’s Islamist president has divided the Middle East between those who see the move as a broadside against pious Muslims and those who view it as a triumph for secular values.
Divisions have also...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:37 AM
Honeymooners and other tourists from the Gulf are heading to the throbbing heart of Dubai to beat the summer heat by cooling off at the first "ice lounge" in the Middle East.
The interior decor of Dubai's Chillout cafe is made entirely of carved ice,...