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Camels are seen during a beauty contest as part of the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 160 kilometres east of Riyadh, on January 19, 2018. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features races and camels beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. …

Camel-Based Baby Formula to Hit Shelves in Dubai

DUBAI – A UAE-based company has unveiled what it calls the world’s first camel-based baby formula, an instant powder mix aimed mainly at infants allergic to cow’s milk.

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New Screenings Begins for Passengers on U.S.-Bound Flights

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — New security screenings for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights began on Thursday, with airlines worldwide questioning flyers about their trip and their luggage in the latest Trump administration decision affecting global travel.

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Iranian-British Woman Faces New Charges, More Jail Time in Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian-British woman serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran for plotting the “soft toppling” of its government while traveling with her toddler daughter faces new charges that could add 16 years to her sentence, her husband said Monday.

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Dubai Police Question British Daredevil Over Skyscraper Climbs

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – A British daredevil known for his vertigo-inspiring online videos chronicling his climbs up buildings and construction cranes was interrogated by Dubai police over his recent ascents in the sheikhdom, authorities said Sunday. James Kingston’s interrogation

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks during the launching of new initiative 'Dubai Cares', in Dubai, 19 September 2007. The initiative aims to collect funds to educate one million children in under developed countries. AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB MORE PICTURES …

Space Invaders: United Arab Emirates Plans a Colony for Mars

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans to colonize Mars. The ambitious aim is contained in a statement titled the “Mars 2117 Project” which at its final stage involves building the first habitable human settlement on the red planet by 2117.

A rare male King Cheetah is seen inside a closed camp in the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre on December 30, 2016 in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. Cheetahs are 'sprinting' to extinction due to habitat loss and other forms of human impact, according to a new study out this week which …

Emiratis Banned From Keeping Wild Pets: Reports

The private ownership of wild animals has been outlawed in the United Arab Emirates, where keeping exotic creatures as pets is a status symbol for some, reports said Wednesday.

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Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation In Islam

TEL AVIV – A Saudi academic has called on Muslims to adapt themselves to the modern age by reforming mosques to be more like churches, with mixed prayers, seating and dim lighting, and to change the “fanatical and sexualized” perception