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.
President Obama says investigators have uncovered a credible terrorist threat against the United States. Mr. Obama was referring to the interception of two packages containing explosives. Lisa Mullins gets an update from the BBC's Paul Adams.
About 3500 Filipinos leave the country every day in search of better paying jobs overseas. But some of those workers are treatly badly. The Philippine government is trying to provide more jobs at home. Simone Orendain reports from Manila.
El Resplandor is a fictional resort in Dubai, not unlike the hotel in the Stephen King thriller, "The Shining." Band Nettle's Jace Clayton dreamed up the music inspired by King's creepy novel and the movie of the same name.
The women's professional Euroleague playoffs are taking place right now in Istanbul and there are a lot of American players on the court. Three of them play for Spartak Vidnoje, a top team based in a small town south of Moscow.
An American-backed pro-democracy group's office in the United Arab Emirates has been shuttered. The National Democracy Institute, based in Washington, was told its license to operate in Dubai had been revoked.
Australia's Quantas Airlines has ditched its 17-year alliance with British Airways to partner with Emirates Airline. That means its twice-daily 'kangaroo route' from Sydney to London will stop in Dubai instead of Singapore.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the UAE. He's also one of the most powerful figures in global horse racing. But a doping scandal involving horses at his stable in the UK has rocked the sport.