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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAlthough little known in the United States, Emirates Airlines -- based in Dubai -- is the world's fastest-growing carrier and hopes to be the world's largest airline by 2015. "It's only a matter of time," said Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe dwindling possibility of a U.S. attack on Iran is changing the dynamics of Middle East politics and raising Arab concern that Tehran may now feel emboldened to strengthen its military, increase its support for Islamic radicals and exert more influence...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT'S A quiet Sunday morning in this city of cacophonous ambition. Construction has yet to hit a deafening pitch, and traffic is still moving. But, as the temperature rises, all sorts of art activity bubbles up in the historic Bastakiya district, a low-...
Tags: Auction Service, Rivers, Arts and Culture, Arts, Bodies of Water
Chicago Tribune ReporterIf 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...
Should the United States sell advanced civilian nuclear reactors to a Middle East country that doesn't seem to need them? A country that can keep pumping oil for the next 100 years, that has a pipeline to a vast natural gas field next door and enough...
Tags: Treaties, Nuclear Policy, Kuwait, Barack Obama, France
Rey Torres dreamed of a better life for his wife and five children when he left a neighborhood of wooden shacks and burning trash piles to drive a bus on a U.S. military base near Baghdad. He hoped to send his children to college and build a new home...
Tags: Foreclosures, Children, Career and Workplace, Nepal, Laws
Times Staff WriterThe two men stand uncomfortably side by side in the makeshift prison yard, unwarmed by the autumn sun. Both have longish hair, matted behind the ears, and bushy, untrimmed beards. Until they wound up as prisoners, they were among the most feared...
Tags: Al-Qaeda, Pakistan, Qur'an, Family, Religious Texts
Times Staff WritersThe indictment of Zacarias Moussaoui suggests the FBI has made significant progress tracing the Sept. 11 conspiracy. The 31-page indictment paints Moussaoui as one of the intended hijackers. It also outlines for the first time in detail how the federal...
Times Staff WriterThe Pentagon is drawing up plans to helicopter thousands of U.S. soldiers into Iraq from Turkey in the early days of an invasion, establishing a northern front that war planners increasingly see as a key part of any U.S. military action against Saddam...
Tags: Oman, Treaties, Saddam Hussein, Iraq, Kuwait
Times Staff WritersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Authorities pursuing traffickers in nuclear weapons technology recently uncovered an audacious scheme to deliver a complete uranium enrichment plant to Libya, documents and interviews show. The discovery provides...
Tags: Banking, North Korea, Gaming, Justice System, Heads of State
Khaleej TimesDubai's benchmark stock index rose to its highest close since October 2009, propelled by property and banking sectors to underscore the resounding resurgence in investor optimism. The DFM General Index advanced 2.5 per cent to 2,352.21 points on...
AME InfoNBK'S EGYPTIAN SUBSIDIARY POSTS 15.3 percent RISE IN PROFITS: National Bank of Kuwait Group (NBK) has said its Al Watany Bank of Egypt (AWB) subsidiary has posted a 15.3 percent rise in first-quarter net profits to EGP86.6m, compared with EGP75.1m a...
Tags: Oman, Government, Banking, Deutsche Bank AG, Moody's Corporation
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