- The UAE is making it more difficult for immigrant laborers to enter the country on tourist and other short-term visas in a bid to prevent foreign criminals from entering the country under the guise of looking for work. The rapidly developing country has been built up with immigrant labor mostly from South Asia, who form a majority of the Gulf nation's 8 million plus population.
- Pakistan's Supreme Court finally got its way late Tuesday in a long-simmering row regarding President Asif Ali "Mr. 10 Percent" Zardari's unwillingness to respond to a Swiss inquiry into his alleged corruption dating back to his days as a high-ranking official under his wife Benazir Bhutto's second administration.
- Each week, the IBTimes Money team picks the six biggest, most dramatic, or most compelling winners and losers in business. For the week of Sept. 3-7, the former include global automakers such as the Honda Motor Co. (NYSE: HMC), and the latter include the Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK).
- Dubai International is rapidly becoming a major international connection. For ailing Qantas Airways Limited (ASX: QAN) the move of its European hub from Singapore to the UAE will help lower the cost of shuttling travelers back and forth between Melbourne or Sydney and London.
- Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international passenger traffic, has agreed to a revenue-sharing pact with Qantas Airways Ltd. (Sydney: QAN), Australia's largest airline and the oldest continually operated airline in the world, leaving Emirates' former partner British Airways out in the cold.
- The UAE is expected to spend an average of $11 billion a year through 2031 on an estimated 882 commercial aircraft, according to a report by Airbus on the global market for aircraft.
- Unless India's Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has been hiding all the ground-breaking policy decisions for next year, the 2014 general elections aren't likely to go their way. However, a latest survey indicates that they won't go the other way either, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led main opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) likely to lose seats, raising the hopes for a third political front to come to power.
- Australian Clive Palmer is looking to use DNA and cloning as a way to make the science fiction of ?Jurassic Park? a reality, according to Sunshine Coast Daily.
- Dubai's police chief Dahi Khalfan has warned that Islamists are plotting to overthrow the governments of Gulf Arab states, following a recent spate of arrests of political dissidents.
Shooting Off Dubai Coast: US Says Boat's Crew Ignored Warnings, Indian Fishermen Say Shooting Was UnprovokedThe U.S. officially Tuesday confirmed that shots were fired by a U.S. Navy vessel, killing an Indian national and injuring three others off a Dubai port Monday afternoon, Indian officials said.
- A prediction, preview of women's Wimbledon final.
Hamas Says Mossad Responsible For Its Senior Leader?s Death; Syrian Opposition Blames Pro-Assad MilitiaA senior Hamas leader has reportedly been assassinated in the Syrian capital Damascus. The Palestinian group holds Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, responsible for the killing.
- From busy lanes along the feet of skyscrapers and a throng of commuters armed with cutting edge technology, to shamanistic shrines and grand palaces, Seoul -- a city of ten million -- is an amalgamation of a modern high-tech metropolis retaining the legacy of age old traditions.
- The announcement by the city authorities in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, last month that license would be needed for consuming alcohol have raised many eyebrows.
$1.3 Billion Billboard In Dubai Is ?World?s Most Expensive Billboard,? Says Skydive Dubai [PHOTOS, VIDEO]A billboard for Skydive Dubai and Denver-based Go Fast energy products in Dubai was named the World's Most Expensive Billboard by the companies, since it would cost $1.3 billion a month to operate around the clock. But how could a billboard cost that much to operate? Perhaps because of the man who flies around the billboard in the air in a jet pack, which costs over $500 per second.
- Saudi Arabia doesn?t show movies, to avoid angering clerics. But young talents are flocking to the Internet, and hoping to change the kingdom -- one film at a time.