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.
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.
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.
A California man has been detained for almost three months without charges in the United Arab Emirates. Lawyers for Naji Hamdan, a US citizen originally from Lebanon, says he's being held the behest of the US government.
Human Rights Watch International is challenging one of France's anti-terrorism laws: the group says the so-called 'criminal association' law can get a person in trouble for who he knows, and that's a violation of civil liberties.
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