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Dubai dieters trade fat for gold

09/01/2013 1:40am
Dieters going for the gold in Dubai have hit the scales at the end of a five-week challenge _ with the biggest loser dropping enough to earn him more than $3,200 worth of the precious metal.

Saudi religious police office hit in arson attack

09/01/2013 5:32am
Authorities enforcing Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic codes say arsonists attacked one of its offices in Riyadh, but caused only limited damage in a rare direct strike against the feared religious police.

Dubai building cleared after woman threatens blast

09/01/2013 8:40am
Dubai authorities say they have evacuated a government building after an Uzbek woman claiming to have explosives demanded to see officials to discuss a paternity dispute.

Syria dismisses Obama as confused, moves troops

09/01/2013 4:28pm
Syria on Sunday derided President Barack Obama's decision to hold off on punitive military strikes, but also took precautions by reportedly moving some troops and military equipment to civilian areas.

Woman arrested after Dubai bomb claim standoff

09/01/2013 11:38pm
Dubai police say an Uzbek woman involved in a paternity dispute is in custody after a 13-hour standoff in a government building where she threatened to detonate what she claimed was an explosive belt.