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Pregnant woman jumps to death over fees

CAIRO, June 27 (UPI) -- A pregnant Egyptian woman jumped to her death apparently in despair because her family couldn't afford to pay its bills.

ElBaradei warns against Iran attack

VIENNA, June 22 (UPI) -- Mohammed ElBaradei, the United Nations' top nuclear weapons official, says a military strike on Iran would turn the Mideast into a "ball of fire."

Bahraini sex change officially recognized

MANAMA, Bahrain, June 20 (UPI) -- A Bahraini citizen who underwent a sex change said being officially recognized as a man is the end of "a long journey."
'Sex' movie to get name change in UAE

'Sex' movie to get name change in UAE

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 30 (UPI) -- The big-screen adaptation of the U.S. television show "Sex and the City" is expected to have a different name when it is released in the United Arab Emirates.

Maliki dispatches officials to Iran

BAGHDAD, May 1 (UPI) -- A delegation of senior Shiite leaders arrived in Iran Thursday to speak with top military officials there about the backing of so-called special groups.

10 killed in Sadr City

BAGHDAD, April 27 (UPI) -- Fighting Sunday between militias and U.S and Iraqi forces left 10 dead in Sadr City, Iraq, officials said.

Was woman raped on telephone?

TUNIS, Tunisia, April 27 (UPI) -- A Tunisian family alleges their daughter was raped during a telephone conversation with a man, a lawyer for the family said.

U.S. denies Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri arrest

BAGHDAD, April 24 (UPI) -- U.S. officials in Baghdad denied reports the alleged leader of the Iraqi insurgency Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri is in custody following his capture by Iraqi forces.

Ambassador says he's held by Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 19 (UPI) -- A Pakistani ambassador missing since February appeared in a video tape aired Saturday on Arab television, saying he was being held by Taliban militants.

Saudis seek alternatives to gold gifts

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, April 11 (UPI) -- Many Saudi couples say the high price of gold and recent rises in the cost of living have led them to exchange traditional gold wedding gifts for rented items.

Muslim cleric decries Facebook

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31 (UPI) -- A Saudi woman's alleged death at her father's hands has been cited by a Muslim cleric in his criticism of the Internet social networking site Facebook.

Saudi police appoint women for festival

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 14 (UPI) -- A new women-only unit has been created by Saudi Arabian police to monitor females' behavior and dress at the Jenadriyah Heritage and Culture Festival.

Group urging Arab women not to wear veil

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 10 (UPI) -- Rival Arab Web sites and blogs are battling on the Internet over whether women in the Islamic world should continue wearing the veil.

Kulthum's pearl necklace to be auctioned

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- A nine-row pearl necklace which once belonged to the late Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum reportedly is to be auctioned off in Dubai next month.

Hezbollah death blamed on Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- The wife of slain Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyah blames Syria for his death, while a Syrian investigation implicates Arab nations, a report said.
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Al Arabiya (Arabic: العربية‎ al-ʿArabiyyah) is an Arabic-language television news channel. It was established on March 3, 2003.

The international news station is based in Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, and is partly owned by the Saudi-controlled broadcaster Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC).

Al Arabiya broadcasts 24 hours a day with news updated at the top of the hour. The free-to-air channel carries news, current affairs, business and financial markets, sports, talk shows, and documentaries. It is consistently rated among the top pan-Arab stations by Middle East audiences. Al Arabiya says it tries to use neutral, non-supportive language when covering Islamic militant groups. On January 26, 2009 President of the United States Barack Obama gave his first formal interview as president to the television channel. The White House contacted Al Arabiya's Washington Bureau chief, Hisham Melhem, directly just hours before the interview and asked him not to announce it until an official announcement was made by the administration.

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