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Zawahri vows al Qaeda to free Guantanamo inmates

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri slammed U.S. treatment of hunger striking inmates at Guantanamo Bay and said the group would spare no effort to free them, according to an audio recording posted on the Internet on Wednesday. Full story

IMF warns Dubai on debt, surging property prices

DUBAI (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund warned Dubai on Tuesday that the emirate might need to intervene in its property market to prevent another boom-and-bust cycle of the kind which brought it close to default four years ago. Full story

StanChart hires ex-Morgan Stanley banker for Middle East push

DUBAI (Reuters) - Asia-focused bank Standard Chartered <STAN.L> has hired Sarmad Lone, previously with Morgan Stanley Inc <MS.N>, to help boost the lender's business with top international companies in the Middle East and north Africa. Full story

Iran's new president to return Zanganeh to oil ministry: source

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani is expected to return respected former oil minister Bijan Zanganeh to the post he held for eight years until hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to office in 2005, an Iranian industry source said on Sunday. Full story

Drone strike kills four militants in Yemen: residents

DUBAI (Reuters) - Rockets fired from unmanned aircraft killed at least four suspected Islamist militants in southern Yemen late on Saturday, residents said. Full story

Qatar Airways grounds one 787, cites 'minor' technical problem

DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar Airways said on Friday it had taken one of its 787 Dreamliners out of service following what it described as a "minor" technical issue. Full story

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Norwegian alleges rape, fights Dubai jail sentence

Dubai offers gold to fight obesity epidemic

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  Woman jailed for reporting rape released, pardoned

Interior designer Marta Deborah Dalelv said she will return home to Norway as soon as possible after being jailed in Dubai for 16 months. After reporting her own rape, she was charged with perjury and having had extramarital sex.

  Dubai offers gold as reward for weight loss

Known for endless shopping, lavish nightlife and an ever-growing skyline, Dubai is also seeing waistlines expand. To combat obesity, citizens are being offered gold for their weight loss. NBC’s Joelle Garguilo reports.

  Dubai hot spot is Chill Out ice bar

Tourists beat the heat in Dubai's Chill Out ice bar where customers are given jackets, boots and hats as they sit among ice sculptures sipping drinks. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Justin Bieber tackled at concert in Dubai

The teen singing sensation was tackled and knocked to the ground by security after a man rushed the stage during a concert in Dubai.

  Earthquake rocks southeast region of Iran

The biggest earthquake to have hit the country in 50 years was felt as far away as India and Dubai, and there are conflicting reports about the number of deaths. NBC’s Ali Arouzi reports.

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The British Petroleum logo is seen near a petrol station in Dubai with the Burj Khalifa tower in the background July 7, 2010. REUTERS/Jumana ElHeloueh

Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, who reported being raped, speaks to a member of the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai
Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, who reported being raped, speaks to a member of the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai

Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, who reported being raped, speaks to a member of the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai, July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

Marte Dalelv from Norway flashes a smile at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai
Marte Dalelv from Norway flashes a smile at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai

Marte Dalelv from Norway flashes a smile at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai, on July 22, 2013 after she was pardoned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of an extramarital sex charge and allowed to fly home. Dalelv, 24, risked 16 months in jail after being convicted last week

Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, who reported being raped, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai
Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, who reported being raped, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai

Norwegian interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv, 24, who reported being raped, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in Dubai, July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh