Barbara Surk

Amnesty International urges Egypt to stop detaining Syrian refugees

A human rights group has spoken out against the hundreds of Syrians who have fled their country for sanctuary in Egypt - where they face detention.

Syria cuts internet and cellphone services

The government shut down the internet across the country and cut cellphone services in select areas as rebels and government troops wage battles.

Bahrain crown prince has final say on F1

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will rely on Bahrain's crown prince to decide whether the season-opening grand prix will have to be cancelled.

Gebrselassie wins Dubai Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie won the Dubai Marathon on Friday, falling three minutes short of his own world record.

Dubai ups the ante with $1,5bn hotel

It's the latest word in Gulf excess -- a sprawling ,5-billion resort boasting a 000-a-night suite and dolphins flown in from the South Pacific.

Completion of world’s tallest skyscraper delayed

The world's tallest skyscraper under construction in the Gulf city-state of Dubai will take longer than planned to finish, its builders said on Wednesday, putting off the opening planned for the end of this year. The building's final height is a closely guarded secret. Building representatives previously said it would stop somewhere above 693m.

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