Posts Tagged ‘UPI’

Dubai’s World Islands are Sinking

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Remember The World islands in Dubai? We actually talked about them three years ago today (see The World).

Dubai The World

Well, according to reports from Friday, it’s sinking: “Luxury Dubai development sinking.”

Of course, this all comes from a lawsuit against Nakheel, the state-run developer on the islands, but still, it’s quite possible.

Spies Should Leave … or …

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Continuing our coverage of the Mahmoud al Madbouh assassination in Dubai (which I still find fascinating) the Dubai PD have made a new pronouncement: “Spies ordered out of Persian Gulf.”

It wasn’t terribly forceful, however:

“Those spies that are currently present in the Gulf must leave the region within one week. If not, then we will cross that bridge when we come to it,” said Dahi Khalfan Tamim, a lieutenant general with the Dubai police.

So either “we will cross that bridge when we come to it” means something more bad-ass in Arabic, or they just want to evict the wuss spies.