Dubai

Health & Medicine

Autistic kids star in a new play — and documentary — from the United Arab Emirates

When the royal family of the United Arab Emirates approached filmmaker Tricia Regan about producing a documentary to bring autism in their country out of the closet, she was hesitant. Staging a play with autistic children in another culture was daunting. But she says the result was incredible.

Global Scan

Iran and US agree, but on what exactly we're not sure

The news over the weekend was of an agreement between leaders of six world powers and Iran over that country's nuclear program — but what the agreement really says isn't really, well, agreed. Still, there was no shortage of strong feelings about the deal. Plus, a Canadian town has developed a system for dealing with polar bear visits to town. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Health & Medicine

Autistic kids star in a new play — and documentary — from the United Arab Emirates

When the royal family of the United Arab Emirates approached filmmaker Tricia Regan about producing a documentary to bring autism in their country out of the closet, she was hesitant. Staging a play with autistic children in another culture was daunting. But she says the result was incredible.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out who won what's billed as "the richest horse race in the world." It's an event hosted by the emirate of Dubai -- which is the answer to our Geo Quiz today. The winning thoroughbred is taking home six million dollars.

Lifestyle & Belief

Dubai launches subway system

Dubai opened the Arab Peninsula's first metro system today. It's to become the world's longest driverless train system. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Alexander Smith, professor of Architecture and Interior Design at American University in Dubai.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answers to today's Geo Quiz are the singer Umm Kulthoum, and Egypt, her native country. Christie's Auction House in Dubai will soon auction off a pearl necklace that once belonged to the singer. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from David Warren, head of jewelry for Christie's in Dubai.

Global Scan

Iran and US agree, but on what exactly we're not sure

The news over the weekend was of an agreement between leaders of six world powers and Iran over that country's nuclear program — but what the agreement really says isn't really, well, agreed. Still, there was no shortage of strong feelings about the deal. Plus, a Canadian town has developed a system for dealing with polar bear visits to town. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for one of Islam's holiest cities. The answer is Mecca. Jake Warga traveled to a different mosque? the Jumeirah Mosque in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, and sent us this sound piece.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the world's tallest completed building, and the answer is Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Jake Warga recently took a tour of Taipei 101 and sent us an audio postcard.