| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CLAIM TO FAME
Born in Bahrain and raised in Houston and Doha, 27-year-old May El Calamawy is a rarity: an actress fluent in both Arabic and English. She's been making her career in genre films, starting with helmer Tobe Hooper's "Djinn," the first...
| 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,...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 7:15 AM
By now, everybody knows what to expect from your standard-issue ho-hum water park: body and tube slide complexes with funnels and bowls, deluge-inducing water play towers for the little ones, undulating wave pools and relaxing lazy rivers.
| 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...
| 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 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 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
| 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
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Teenage schoolgirl victim of Taliban arrives in Britian for treatment; Malala Yousafzai will be treated in Birmingham trauma unit...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Aimee Cebulski recalled chatting with Simona, a sommelier in Brescia, Italy, a stone's throw from a church.
The topic at hand? Why it is such a big deal to be a 40-year-old unmarried woman without children.
"[We were] wondering if it was a sin or...