Marte Deborah Dalelv's case highlights concerns over the vulnerability of women to sexual assault in the United Arab Emirates.
With several other countries threatening a BlackBerry ban, the smartphone's parent company stands to lose 2 million of its 46 million users worldwide.
The UAE's BlackBerry ban drew condemnation from freedom monitors and the US government, but nothing from Canada, BlackBerry's home country. 'Maybe it’s summer and they’re away,' says one watchdog.
BlackBerry ban coming to the UAE is intended to improve security after Dubai's 'Wild West' ways came under scrutiny after a brash assassination earlier this year.
Dubai is known to be among the world's most freewheeling business environment – and one that is attractive to Iranian businesses looking to circumvent Iran sanctions.
In Dubai, British couple Charlotte Adams and Ayman Najafi were given a month in jail for public kissing. What do foreigners living in Dubai think of the case?
The expanding investigation into the Dubai assassination of a Hamas official – with Britain alleging this week that Israel forged passports used by the alleged killers – has drawn attention to the methods and style of Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai's longest-serving police chief.
Britain Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Tuesday that 12 British passports used in the Dubai assassination plot were forged when they were handed over to Israel for inspection.
Interpol joined an international task force investigating the Dubai assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. The international policing organization also said it was convinced of the broad, international scope of the crime.
Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan Tamim, the man leading the investigation into the Dubai assassination of Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, has called for the arrest of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The decision in Dubai to ban Israeli dual citizens is part of a calculated campaign to provoke and pressure Israel following the Hamas assassination in January.
Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim told the Monitor that he believes that all but two of the Western suspects involved in the Dubai Hamas assassination are in Israel, and that the remainder have made their way to the US.
The Hamas assassination in Dubai and accusations from police there that a vast and coordinated team of hit men was involved has been embarrassing for a country that relies on a safe atmosphere to lure tourists and businessmen. But analysts say Dubai is getting some things right.
The European Union (EU) on Monday denounced the forgery of European passports used to set up the Dubai assassination of a senior Hamas militant. The EU stopped short of admonishing Israel.
Dubai seeks to balance anger over speculation that Israel was behind the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud Mabhouh at a Dubai hotel with its desire to remain a trade hub open to all, even Israelis.
Evidence mounted on Tuesday that the 11-member assassination team that allegedly killed Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was traveling on fake passports. Suspicion has fallen on Israel and its Mossad intelligence service, which has carried out overseas assassinations in the past.
Dubai police on Monday named 11 European passport holders suspected of killing Hamas commander Mahmoud Mabhouh last month. It's only the latest in a number of high-profile international assassinations in Dubai in the past couple of years.
From the last-minute name change to the engineering feats involved in constructing the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa continues to generate a buzz.
The Burj Dubai (“Dubai Tower”) is now the Burj Khalifa, named after the president of Abu Dhabi. The 2,716-foot tower boasts the world's highest mosque and world's highest nightclub.
The tallest building in the world, half-mile-high Burj Dubai, opened today. But the tower is unlikely to fetch the high prices investors paid in 2004.
Hijabs du jour and hijab don'ts: Whether the Muslim veil takes the gentle Pakistani drape or the face-hugging Saudi wrap, it is a style statement.
While Egypt is not immune to the effects of Dubai's economic bust, it stands to gain in foreign investments after years of reforms – a boon that could lend stability to the regime of President Hosni Mubarak, a key US ally in the region.
Dubai Tower opens next month. But will this crowning jewel also be the city's high watermark?
The United Arab Emirates central bank guaranteed all deposits in the banking system Sunday, seeking to calm markets made nervous by Dubai World's debt payment crisis. Asian markets rose Monday on the news.
The United Arab Emirates' Dubai is known for indoor ski slopes and seven-star hotels. But its tin-roofed Afghan consulate shows the boom city's other side.