Dubai

American cars a sign of status, admiration in Kosovo

The United States is held in high regard in Kosovo because of its role in supporting the former Serbian province's bid for independence. So, for many Kosovars, having a beefy American muscle car is a high sign of status. So much so that Kosovars living abroad, even in the U.S., often bring their cars home with them on vacation.

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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.

Lifestyle & Belief

Update: Plane terror alert

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.

Sports

In Dubai, all that glitters is not gold

Despite the showiness of Dubai's gleaming and booming economy in recent years, the country is showing signs of vulnerability to the global economic downturn. For more we turn to the BBC Persian Gulf correspondent, Julia Wheelerin, who is in Dubai.

Conflict & Justice

Who was behind Dubai killing?

In January, 11 professional assassins wearing fake beards and carrying fake passports killed Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas official in his Dubai hotel. Both Israel and Palestine have been accused of being involved in the assassination.