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AP PHOTOS: Canadian Arak resurrects bygone Persian drink era

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Long before its teetotaler Islamic clerical rulers banned the consumption of alcohol, Iran had a vibrant drinking heritage. In fact, as early as 550 BC, ...

AP PHOTOS: Vibrant Qatar shrugs off Arab boycott

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. Constructio...

AP PHOTOS: A year into boycott, few signs of crisis in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Across the glittering high-rise towers of Qatar, the face of the country's ruler still seems to be everywhere a year after Arab nations imposed a boycott on his tiny, gas-rich count...

Emirates hosts $2.7 million race for traditional dhow ships

SIR BU NAIR ISLAND, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has hosted a $2.7 million traditional dhow racing event, which saw the wooden boats powered only on the wind race off the coast...

High-rise in Dubai catches fire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire has broken out at a high-rise building in Dubai. An Associated Press journalist saw smoke rising on Sunday afternoon from the tip of the Alm...

Macron tours French naval base in Abu Dhabi near new Louvre

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is touring a French naval base in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. A military band played "La Marseill...

AP PHOTOS: A walk through the new Louvre Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Louvre Abu Dhabi is protected by a massive 7,500-ton dome stretching 180 meters (590 feet) across, but it lets the world in. Blank cubed wa...

AP PHOTOS: Dubai high-rises slowly surround flamingo reserve

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Think of Dubai and often the first thing that comes to mind is its jagged, space-age skyline, with the world's tallest building piercing the occasional cloud over th...

AP PHOTOS: Big-money camels gallop to victory outside Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Forget the image of lumbering beasts trudging over sand dunes in slow-moving caravans — camels in Dubai are built for speed. Camel racing is a big-...

Prince Charles, Camilla

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall watch a group of traditional dancers in Muscat, Oman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Saturday marked the first full day of the couple's ...

Prince Charles

Britain's Prince Charles talks to Omani officials during a ceremony in Muscat, Oman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Prince Charles, Camilla

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have a moment during a ceremony in Muscat, Oman, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. The royal couple have started a three-nation royal tour of t...

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, center, receives a gift from a girl at the Oman Cancer Association's Dar Al Hanan Hostel during his first day visit with her husband Prince Charles in Muscat, Oman, Satur...

Prince Charles

Prince Charles arrives in Muscat with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, not in the picture, for their three Gulf countries visit, Muscat Oman, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Prince Charles, Sayyd Haithm bin Tareq

Oman's Minister of Heritage and Culture Sayyd Haithm bin Tareq, right, receives Britain's Prince Charles after his arrival with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, not pictured, for their three Gulf co...