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Policeman killed in Bahrain 'terrorist' attack: ministry

Dubai - One policeman was killed in a "terrorist" attack in a Shiite town in Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Seven make final cut as world's most wondrous cities

Surviving three years of global voting and competition from almost 1,200 other candidates, seven communities were announced Sunday as New7Wonders Cities.

Yemen's Qaeda threatens to kill U.S. hostage in video

Dubai - Al-Qaeda in Yemen released a video Thursday threatening to execute a U.S. journalist taken hostage last year.In the video dated December 2014, the hostage said his name was Luke Somers, 33, and that he was kidnapped more than a year ago in Sanaa.

American teacher Ibolya Ryan stabbed to death in Abu Dhabi mall

Abu Dhabi - An American woman teaching in the United Arab Emirates was fatally stabbed in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall on Monday by an attacker clad in body-covering clothing.

Human Rights Watch urges Saudi to free women held in driving case

Dubai - Human Rights Watch on Wednesday urged Saudi authorities to "immediately release" two women arrested after one of them attempted to drive into the kingdom in defiance of a ban.

Bollywood's Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years jail for blasphemy

Gilgit - Bollywood actress Veena Malik has expressed her anger at a 26-year jail term imposed on her by an Islamic court in Pakistan. Her "crime" was to appear on television in a mock-up wedding scene.

English teacher snubbed due to 'alcoholism nature' of the Irish

Seoul - An English teacher from the Republic of Ireland has been turned down for a teaching post in South Korea because of the "alcoholism nature" of Irish people.

Bahrain bans main opposition ahead of election

Dubai - A Bahraini court banned the main opposition Al-Wefaq movement for three months Tuesday, just weeks before a parliamentary election the group had already said it would boycott.

300 masterpieces from French museums set for Louvre Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi - Masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh will be among 300 works displayed at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Emirate said Sunday, as it aims to become a leader in fine art.

Google 'hires' camel for Street View images of Liwa Desert

Abu Dhabi - Although Google typically captures its Street View images by mounting its Trekker on top of a car, Google soon realized they needed to "hire" a camel if they wanted to capture photos of a remote desert area.

Op-Ed: Islamic State — The 'wrong' kind of brutality

San Francisco - As the United States and five Arab nations — none of them democracies, most of them repressive dictatorships — begin bombing Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama has begun boasting on the "broad coalition" he's enlisted in the fight.

Qaeda branches urge unity against US-led 'war on Islam'

Dubai - Powerful Al-Qaeda branches in Yemen and North Africa called Tuesday for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition.

Husband and wife die of thirst in Arabia's vast Empty Quarter

Losing your way in one of the world's most inhospitable regions can have fatal consequences, as one couple from Qatar discovered.

Bahrain extends activist's custody despite UN outcry

Dubai - A Bahrain court ruled Saturday that prominent rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja be kept behind bars for an extra 10 days despite a UN call for her release, her lawyer said.

‘Chacarero’ — Probably the best sandwich you may ever eat

Boston - The Spanish word “Chacarero” means “small-scale farmer,” but it also stands for the name of a sandwich Chileans enjoy in restaurants or at home, and that surprises foreign visitors who describe it as "the best darn sandwich" they have ever had.

Op-Ed: U.S. condemns, enables Israel's 'appalling' Gaza slaughter

The United States raised eyebrows around the world over the weekend by excoriating Israel after its forces bombed yet another United Nations school sheltering refugees from its ferocious Gaza offensive.

Op-Ed: Coca-Cola commercializes 21st century slavery

Dubai - A Coca-Cola commercial uploaded to YouTube back in May has suddenly generated a great deal of attention and not the kind Coke's marketing department was seeking.

Cheetahs are being wiped out and selfies are the reason

Across the ages, men and women have always found ways to impress each other--the latest fashion trends, the newest dance moves, or maybe a photo with a cute puppy or kitten.

$1 million prize for global water solution

The ruler of Dubai and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumhas, has offered $1 million USD to the research institute that comes up with an effective solution to the global water shortage problem.

The race is on: UAE announces 'first spaceship to Mars' in 2021

Mars, rocky, cold and lifeless; this second smallest planet in our solar system has always intrigued us. Man has been fascinated with Mars, dating back into antiquity, and today is no different.
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