The assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh last month in a Dubai hotel room has been compared to the plot of a cheap spy novel. Bad costumes, security footage, and Interpol all make for a good thread.
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.
Police patrolling Dubai's beaches have been cracking down on what's considered offensive behavior. The BBC's Arab Affairs Editor Sebastian Usher tells anchor Marco Werman what Dubai authorities find offensive on the beach.
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.
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.
American women playing basketball can make a few bucks in the WNBA. But more and more, the elite women in the WNBA are spending the league's off-season overseas, competing in Russia to make a few extra dollars while they're still in prime playing shape.
Summer is the time for film festivals. Cities from across the world host events to showcase local works and introduce the public to art house films. But they also serve an important role in marketing these independent films. Is that role under threat, though?
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.
The United Arab Emirates has embarked on a campaign to expand its global presence as a leader in foreign aid. In the latest effort, the UAE has made a major investment in Joplin, Mo., which was devastated in 2011 by a tornado.
Dubai has become renowned for its thoroughbred breeding prowess. But that prowess was challenged recently when an investigation discovered steroid use among 11 horses that are owned by Dubai ruler and United Arab Emirates prime minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.