In Dubai, the Museum of the Future Conveys a Message

Words of hope, in Arabic calligraphy, were incised into the building’s facade and matched precisely in its interior walls.

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Assad Visits U.A.E. in Latest Sign of Re-engagement

It was the long-shunned Syrian leader’s first trip to an Arab country since his nation’s civil war erupted in 2011.

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Dubai’s Ruler Hacked Phones of His Ex-Wife and Her Lawyers, U.K. Court Says

The sheikh, embroiled in a court case with his former wife, a Jordanian princess, used Israeli software to hack the phones. One of the lawyers targeted is a member of Britain’s House of Lords.

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What to Know About the 153rd Belmont Stakes

The post time for the race is 6:49 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday. A Triple Crown will not be at stake.

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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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U.N. Presses Dubai on Fate of Princess Latifa

A United Nations panel is demanding that Dubai produce “evidence of life” for Sheikha Latifa, two months after the princess said in dramatic video footage that she was being held prisoner.

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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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