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  • Intelligence operations head off terrorist bomb threats on inbound cargo planes, Obama says

     
    Intelligence operations produce air cargo terrorist bomb threat info, Obama says....
  • YEMEN: Attacks occur amid heightened Al Qaeda fears in troubled Arabian Peninsula country

     
    Several people were injured in a pair of attacks Wednesday on another dangerous day for foreigners in the Arabian Peninsula nation of Yemen. Arab media and diplomats reported that a shell or missile struck a vehicle carrying five British Embassy......
  • LEBANON: Arab media slam Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over visit

     
    As Lebanon braced for the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Beirut on Wednesday, the Arab media outside the country was able to say explicitly what the Lebanese media on both sides of the political divide could not. Israel's......
  • YEMEN: Air strikes against Al Qaeda follow bloody week

     
    As Yemen steps up its fight against Al Qaeda, the group is finding plenty of cover in rural areas where the army has little control and local separatists are often engaged in their own battles against U.S.-backed government forces. On......
  • SAUDI ARABIA: Cleric calls for Muslim-only maids in Saudi homes

     
    Sheikh Yousuf Ahmad, a lecturer at the prestigious Imam Mohammad bin Saud University in Riyadh, seems concerned about the influx of non-Muslim women household workers into the ultra-conservative kingdom. When he recently spoke to an Arab news site,...
  • Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr is marked by sweet dishes

    Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr is marked by sweet dishes
    TODAY marks the start of Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday signaling the end of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month. According to culinary historian and former Times food writer Charles Perry, " ''Fitr,' or the 'breaking of fast,' is traditionally associated...
  • Jay Fiondella dies at 82; flamboyant owner of Chez Jay made the restaurant a Santa Monica landmark

    Jay Fiondella dies at 82; flamboyant owner of Chez Jay made the restaurant a Santa Monica landmark
    Jay Fiondella, the flamboyant owner of Chez Jay, the scruffy restaurant-bar he opened almost 50 years ago that became a Santa Monica landmark and something of a shrine to his exploits as an adventurer, has died. He was 82. Fiondella died Nov. 6 at a...
  • Obama seeks to turn the tables in Ohio and Texas

    Obama seeks to turn the tables in Ohio and Texas
    With the Democratic presidential race about to enter another crucial phase of voting, Barack Obama has launched a newly aggressive strategy to undermine two pillars of support for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton: Latinos and working-class white voters. Each...
  • Abu Dhabi: The richest city on Earth

    If Dubai and Abu Dhabi were '50s film idols, Dubai would be Marilyn Monroe. Abu Dhabi would be Grace Kelly. Dubai is the sizzle. Abu Dhabi is the steak. Dubai is the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates that gets all the attention. Some 60 miles...