American woman teacher fatally stabbed in Abu Dhabi, UAE

A 37-year-old American school teacher was fatally stabbed in a bathroom in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall Monday. “The injured woman was immediately rushed to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City where she succumbed to the wounds she sustained in the attack,” police said in a statement. A suspect, wearing a black robe and full-face hijab, was […]

Oil at $40 Possible as Market Transforms Caracas to Iran

Oil’s decline is proving to be the worst since the collapse of the financial system in 2008 and threatening to have the same global impact of falling prices three decades ago that led to the Mexican debt crisis and the end of the Soviet Union. Russia, the world’s largest producer, can no longer rely on […]

UAE helps a US city ‘think big’ in rebuilding its schools

JOPLIN, Mo. — Two weeks after a mile-wide tornado tore through this city, killing 161 people and rendering a landscape of apocalyptic devastation, the public school system here received a telephone call from a man working for the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, DC. “Tell me what you need,” the embassy staffer said.

Assad’s , mother and sister are now living in Dubai

Anisa Makhluf, the mother of President Bashar al-Assad, has left the war-torn country and joined her daughter in Dubai, Syrian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates and an activist said on Sunday. Makhluf has been living next to her daughter, Bushra, the only sister of Assad, in Dubai since around 10 days,

China uses Halal meat to boost exports to Muslim world

YINCHUAN, China — The praying and slaughtering begin every morning at sunrise. “Allahu Akbar” intones the imam over each cow before it is strung up by its hooves and quartered. This scene and other religious and ethnic practices set China’s Muslim minorities apart from the rest of the population,

Threats by Iran lead to joint GCC defense pact

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a regional grouping of six oil-producing countries in the Middle East, has decided to establish a joint defense system to meet what it called growing regional threats. Briefing reporters on the conclusion of a two-day GCC summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on Tuesday, Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said the summit […]