United Arab Emirates

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

Middle East respiratory syndrome (aka MERS) coronavirus, electron microscope image distributed by the British Health Protection Agency. (AP Photo)

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. […]

06/19/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Hagel: Israel, US see ‘exactly same’ Iran threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the United States and Israel see “exactly the same” threat from Iran, but differ on when it may reach the point of requiring U.S. or […]

04/21/2013

The town of Kaki is pinpointed in Southern Iran. (Photo: Google Maps)

Iran says 30 killed in earthquake in south

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 30 and injured 650 people in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran, state TV reported on Tuesday. Authorities said it did not damage a nuclear plant in the region.

04/09/2013

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

US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council seat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States was re-elected Monday to another three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council in the only contested election for the organization’s top human rights body. The U.S. was […]

11/12/2012

Hospital official says Pakistani girl could make 'good recovery'

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) – A hospital official in central England says a 14-year-old Pakistani girl “has a chance of making a good recovery.” The girl (Malala Yousufzai) was flown to England today from Pakistan, where […]

10/15/2012

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban now in UK for care

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) – A teenage Pakistani activist shot in the head by the Taliban arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday for more specialized medical care and to protect her from follow-up attacks threatened […]

10/15/2012

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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