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British Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch speaks during an annual dinner of the National Economists Club at the British Embassy October 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

The World This Weekend

The British ambassador to the United States exits the stage, and Europe tries to salvage the Iran nuclear deal.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein attend the Royal Ascot race in England on June 19, 2014.

The Fairy Tale Is Over for Dubai’s Royal Family

Sheikh Mohammed's wife has fled her home—and that may just be the beginning of his troubles.

Princess Noura bint Faisal Al Saud shops in Al Faisaliah Mall in the Saudi capital of Riyadh on April 19, 2018. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

The Secret Lives of Arab Princesses

Most women in the Arab world are disadvantaged—and the most privileged women often have it worst of all.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and the landscape near the planned city of Neom.
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Saudi Arabia Is Betting Its Future on a Desert Megacity

Can Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious plans jumpstart social and economic reform, or are they an expensive miscalculation?

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How Dragon Mart Explains the World

A head-spinning visit to Dubai’s massive Chinese mega-mall.

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Video: Two Aerial Daredevils Buzz Dubai Skyscrapers In Jetpacks

Beautiful 4K video documents insane aerial stunts over futuristic skyscrapers and desert dunes.

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The Arab Battle for U.S. Skies

America’s biggest airlines say the luxury carriers of the oil-rich Persian Gulf aren't playing fair. But are Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar Airways subsidized -- or just smarter?

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