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  • Donald Trump Mar 29

    Dubai Firm Tied to Trump Posts Loss as Virus Downturn Looms

    DAMAC Properties, Dubai’s largest, fully private real estate developer, has posted its first yearly loss since becoming a publicly traded company in 2013

  • Feb 20

    Cat Cafés: New Purrfect Paradises for At-Risk Shelter Cats

    Coffee and cats? That’s the name of the game with cat cafés springing up in cities and suburbs across the United States. Check out our list of U.S. cat cafés to see the one closest to you.

  • Star Wars Dec 27, 2019

    Lesbian Kiss in ‘Star Wars' Cut From Singapore, Dubai Releases

    Censorship authorities in Singapore and the United Arab Emirates cut a brief same-sex kiss in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” shining light on the evolving contours of global censorship when it comes to LGBTQ representation, NBC News reports.

  • Donald Trump Nov 17, 2019

    Iran's Top Leader Warns ‘Thugs' as Protests Reach 100 Cities

    Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed. The government shut down internet access across the nation of 80 million people to staunch demonstrations that took place in a reported 100...

  • Associated Press Nov 8, 2019

    Iran 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills at Least 5, Injures 300

    A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran’s Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m., Iran’s seismological center said. The area is some 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Iran’s capital, Tehran. Over 40 aftershocks rattled the rural region nestled in...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2019

    Rick Perry Defends Urging Trump to Make Call in Impeachment Focus

    Outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Saturday that he asked President Donald Trump to make the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry because it was “important” for the country’s energy needs and had nothing to do with former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter. Perry told The Associated Press that he urged Trump to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    Iran Slams US for Barring Zarif From New York Hospital Visit

    Iran slammed the United States on Saturday for what it called an “inhumane” decision to bar its foreign minister, who was attending the U.N. summit meetings in New York, from visiting a hospitalized Iranian diplomat in the city. U.S. authorities were not allowing Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit U.N. ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi, who was undergoing cancer...

  • United States Aug 26, 2019

    US Exports to Lobster-Loving China Go Off Cliff Amid Tariffs

    U.S. lobster exports to China have fallen off a cliff this year as new retaliatory tariffs shift the seafood business farther north. China, a huge and growing customer for lobster, placed heavy tariffs on U.S. lobsters — and many other food products — in July 2018 amid rising trade hostilities between the Chinese and the Trump administration. Meanwhile, business is...

  • DUBAI Aug 17, 2019

    Yemen Rebel Drone Attack Targets Remote Saudi Oil Field

    Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire” in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near...

  • JUDGE Jul 31, 2019

    Dubai Ruler's Wife Seeks Forced Marriage Protection Order for Their Children

    The estranged wife of Dubai’s ruler applied for protective orders in a British court Tuesday using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, while the sheikh’s lawyers requested that their two children be quickly returned to Dubai. Princess Haya, 45, asked for a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order during a British High Court...

  • Donald Trump Jul 19, 2019

    American Warship Destroys Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

    A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.

  • Donald Trump Jul 3, 2019

    Rouhani: Iran Will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want'

    Iran’s president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani’s threat, combined with Iran surpassing the stockpile limits of the 2015 atomic accord, could narrow the estimated...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Envoy: US Doesn't Want War With Iran, But Wants to Be Ready

    The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the country said Thursday. The big question is whether other countries are ready to join with Washington. So far, Europe is favoring diplomacy instead....

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    Russia Probe Witness Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    A businessman who helped broker a meeting between an ally of President Donald Trump and an official of the Russian government has been arrested on child pornography charges, federal prosecutors disclosed Monday. George Nader, a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation who is mentioned in his 448-page report, was arrested Monday after he arrived at John F. Kennedy...

  • Twitter May 19, 2019

    Blame It on Bieber: Iceland Canyon Too Popular With Visitors

    A large sign warns motorists that Iceland’s Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors. Blame Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star with a worldwide reach. Bieber’s magical music video “I’ll Show...

  • Philadelphia May 8, 2019

    Philadelphia Restaurant Owner Sentenced for Defrauding the Government to Fund Lavish Prom Send-Offs

    A North Philadelphia restaurateur was sentenced to house arrest but avoided jail time for defrauding the government out of tens of thousands of dollars in order to fund elaborate prom send-offs that included camels and a panther.

  • CEO Mar 26, 2019

    Uber Acquires Mideast Competitor Careem for $3.1 Billion

    Ride-hailing service Uber announced on Tuesday it has acquired its Mideast competitor Careem for $3.1 billion, making it the largest-ever technology purchase in the region. Uber said in a prepared statement that the $3.1 billion purchase consists of $1.7 billion in convertible notes and $1.4 billion in cash. Under the deal, Careem will keep its brand as a wholly-owned subsidiary...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2019

    Is It Terrorism? Post NZ Attack, Muslims See Double Standard

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been hailed on social media by Muslims around the world for her response to two mosque shootings by a white nationalist who killed 50 worshippers. She wore a headscarf at the funerals in line with Islamic custom and swiftly reformed gun laws. An image of the prime minister embracing a grieving woman was...

  • JUDGE Mar 24, 2019

    Dubai Denies There Were Plans for R. Kelly Concert

    Dubai’s government on Sunday forcefully denied a claim by R&B singer R. Kelly that the artist had planned concerts in the sheikhdom after he had sought permission from an Illinois judge to travel there despite facing sexual-abuse charges. In a rare statement, the government’s Dubai Media Office also denied claims by his lawyer in court that Kelly had plans to...

  • JUDGE Mar 22, 2019

    Judge Tables Ruling on R. Kelly's Request to Fly to Dubai

    A Chicago judge tabled a decision on whether R. Kelly can fly overseas to perform several concerts as the cash-strapped singer looks to pay legal and other bills as he faces sex-abuse charges.

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