Living Not Just by the Water, but Over and Even Below It

Six decades ago, a hotel was built with rooms set on concrete piles placed deep within the ocean floor. The design has been flourishing ever since.

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Dubai’s Ruler Is Entangled in a Kentucky Derby Controversy

Essential Quality could win the Kentucky Derby. Activists concerned about Sheikha Latifa, the owner’s daughter, don’t think the horse should run at all.

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Derek Khan, Onetime Stylist for Hip-Hop Stars, Dies at 63

He was an architect of the over-the-top look known as “ghetto fabulous.” Later, unable to support his own lavish lifestyle, he fell from grace.

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In Videos, Dubai Princess Says She Is a ‘Hostage’

Sheikha Latifa, who drew headlines in 2018 when she unsuccessfully sought to flee her country, says she has been held in a virtual prison since her forced return.

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The New Alliance Shaping the Middle East Is Against a Tiny Bug

Israeli sensors on the Persian Gulf, across the water from Iran, are part of an epic battle in the Middle East. Just not the one we’re used to.

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One 18-Hour Flight, Four Coronavirus Infections

An outbreak aboard a September flight from Qatar to New Zealand offers researchers, and airlines, an opportunity to study in-transit contagion.

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U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.

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‘It’s Like Falling in Love’: Israeli Entrepreneurs Welcomed in Dubai

A high-profile delegation of Israeli innovators visited the United Arab Emirates soon after moves to normalize relations.

#dubai-united-arab-emirates, #entrepreneurship, #international-relations, #israel, #united-arab-emirates

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Paul Rusesabagina, ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Hero, Gives Jailhouse Interview

Paul Rusesabagina, who mysteriously disappeared from Dubai last month and then resurfaced as a prisoner in Rwanda, says he believed he was being flown to Burundi to talk to church groups.

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Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ Fame Was ‘Kidnapped,’ Daughter Says

He was in Dubai for a meeting, then reappeared in Rwanda, where authorities said the famed hotelier was arrested on charges including terrorism, arson and murder.

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The Israel-U.A.E. Deal and the Beirut Blast Both Box in Iran

With Arab neighbors more worried about Iran than Israel, is Tehran losing the battle for influence in the region?

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Storm, Runway and Perhaps Pilot Error Are Cited in India Air Crash

As investigators sought the cause of a jetliner accident that killed 18 people, blame began to fall on the pilot and the hilltop runway.

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How the United Arab Emirates Set Its Sights on Mars

The Hope orbiter will make contributions to research on the red planet, but the Emirati government really hopes it will inspire future scientists.

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Laid Off and Locked Up: Virus Traps Domestic Workers in Arab States

The pandemic and economic crises have caused many workers to lose their jobs. Some have been detained, abused, deprived of wages and stranded far from home with nowhere to turn for help.

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The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?

Experts are trying to figure out why the coronavirus is so capricious. The answers could determine how to best protect ourselves and how long we have to.

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