Dec 23, 2014

Al-Jazeera shuts Egypt channel as Doha-Cairo tensions thaw

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network said Monday it was “temporarily” closing its Egypt-dedicated channel, accused of bias toward the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a day after the Gulf state pledged support for Cairo. The decision appeared to be a direct result of a thaw between Doha and ...

Oct 16, 2014

Dubai isolates traveler from Liberia over Ebola signs

Dubai health authorities quarantined Wednesday an air passenger who arrived from Liberia after he showed symptoms of Ebola, in the first suspected infection registered in the Gulf region. The United Arab Emirates health ministry said the man who traveled from Liberia through Morocco had ...

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

Aug 18, 2014

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub. His look may have been a step ...

Phoenix Island, China's 'Dubai,' falls into property flames

Mar 1, 2013

Phoenix Island, China's 'Dubai,' falls into property flames

Focus It was billed as China’s Dubai: a cluster of sail-shaped skyscrapers on a man-made island surrounded by tropical sea, the epitome of an unprecedented property boom that transformed skylines across the country. But prices on Phoenix Island, off the palm tree-lined streets of ...