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Four-of-5 world leaders use Twitter; Obama leads the pack

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Four out of 5 world leaders use Twitter, an annual ranking of the use of social media among world leaders by the Digital Policy Council found.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend horse racing

Florida Sunshine Millions, a Derby prep, graded stakes out west and top milers in Hong Kong all enliven the weekend racing schedule.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Dubai starts world peace award

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Dubai, United Arab Emirates, says it is launching a world peace award aimed toward recognizing people and institutions working to achieve peace worldwide.

Report: Dubai ruler to enter Kentucky Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum plans to run in a Kentucky Cup Endurance race in Lexington, the Courier-Journal reported.

UAE orders C-130J Super Hercules

MARIETTA, Ga., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates has contracted Lockheed Martin to support the country's tactical-airlift fleet-modernization initiative.

Dubai cancels fireworks, expats scramble

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Western expatriates in Dubai scrambled to make other plans Wednesday after the state's rulers called off an opulent New Year's celebration, observers said.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Commentary: Holocaust II?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The prevailing mood in Israel about Iran’s nuclear facilities is hawkish and uncompromising. “It is a race against time, and time is winning,” said a key Israeli player. The Bush administration argues the clock won’t run out until Jan. 20, 2009, when the president turns things over to his successor. Barack Obama’s advisers are saying the clock should be reset to the results of next June’s Iranian presidential elections. John McCain, with Joseph Lieberman by his side, agrees with Israel’s hawks.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Ruler of Dubai names son crown prince

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Sheikh Hamdan Bin-Mohammed Bin-Rashid Al Maktoum, son of the ruler of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, was named crown prince Friday.

Dubai Int'l buys 'substantial' Sony stake

TOKYO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Private-equity firm Dubai International Capital LLC said Monday it bought a "substantial" stake in Sony Corp.

Sheik spends $35M in race for derby champ

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Dubai ruler Sheik Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum spent $35.2 million to add to his growing U.S. thoroughbred breeding operation.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Sheiks leave some embarrassing cash in Ky.

LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Members of the royal family of Dubai left thousands of dollars in tips for employees at the Lexington, Ky., airport.
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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) shakes hand with UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on February 18, 2008. Al-Maktoum is the highest UAE official to visit Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. (UPI Photo/Str)
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