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Confetti flies over Tines Square in New York Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the new year is celebrated. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Celebrations in Dubai, London, Vegas usher in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A world-wide wave of celebrations rang in 2014 with a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai, a deluge of confetti in London that tasted as good as it looked and a […]

01/01/2014

Dec. 21, 2013: A large Christmas tree with fake snow around it, is showcased on a street in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

A Mideast crossroads gets the Christmas spirit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just days before Christmas, Ben Elliott-Scott was busy touching up the paint on a foam snowman and blasting trees with manmade flurries to turn them a wintery white. Santa […]

12/23/2013

(Emaar Properties Logo, AP Photo)

Texas city settles logo dispute with Dubai company

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Amarillo’s first-ever logo didn’t last long. Days after unveiling it to kick off the city’s 100th anniversary, an official from Emaar Properties wrote to the city saying its new logo looked […]

11/27/2013

A formation of nine Royal Air Force Red Arrows Hawk aircraft fly alongside a Boeing 777 aircraft during the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Red Arrows, Cpl Andy Benson, File)

US companies eye Middle East airshow for sales

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. companies that dominate global aviation are eyeing the Middle East’s largest airshow in hopes of inking deals worth billions of dollars as the region’s economies continue to expand […]

11/14/2013

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Estimate of French diamond heist raised to $136M

PARIS (AP) — A lone man wearing gloves, a cap, and a scarf to mask his face sneaked into a diamond show in a luxury Cannes hotel and made off with some $136 million of […]

07/29/2013

Norwegian Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, shows her passport at the Norwegian Seaman's Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, July 22, 2013. Dalelv at the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute said Sunday that officials have dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex outside marriage and she is free to leave the country. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Dubai pardons woman at center of rape dispute

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — With her passport back in hand, a Norwegian woman at the center of a Dubai rape claim dispute said Monday that officials dropped her 16-month sentence for having sex […]

07/22/2013

United Nations seal (AP Photo)

US leads Western snub of UN telecoms treaty

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A disappointed American delegation led a Western snub of a U.N. telecommunications treaty after rivals won support for provisions interpreted as endorsing greater government control of the Internet.

12/13/2012

Is that a tree-climber in your pants or are you happy to be here?

Three United Arab Emirates nationals have been arrested after security guards at India’s capital airport found two of the men hiding slender lorises in small pouches in their underwear. The BBC says security guards at […]

09/11/2012

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