Deal to buy Starwood will make Marriott world's largest hotel chain

...the coming months.Starwood, based in Stamford, Conn., has made a strong push to grow in China, India, the United Arab Emirates and more-established European destinations in the past few years, which will aid Marriott. The deal comes at...

And now the consequences

...their backs to offer humanitarian relief, wealthy and stable Muslim countries such as Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates do zero to resettle their Muslim brethren. How odd.And speaking of odd, have you noticed that a disproportionate...

Iran captain set to miss Asian Cup as husband took passport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The captain of the Iranian women's soccer team will miss the Asian Cup tournament as her husband has confiscated her passport...

Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in prices of fossil fuels

...costly without the country's abundant natural gas and low prices. Elsewhere, countries such as Indonesia and United Arab Emirates have been able to phase out fuel subsidies that encouraged consumption.

Airlines are looking to biofuels to meet soaring passenger demand

...coordinating sustainable biofuel research programs in the U.S., Australia, China, Brazil, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.United Airlines last month announced a $30 million stake in Fulcrum Bioenergy, the biggest investment yet by...


...6-1.Top-seeded Petra Kvitova was ousted by Carla Suarez Navarro 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.? In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Andy Murray was knocked out of the Dubai Championships, losing to 18-year-old Borna Coric 6-1, 6-3 in...


...Davidson game can be used for admission into the High Point game. TennisFederer reaches the quarterfinalsIn Dubai, United Arab Emirates, defending champion Roger Federer stormed back from 4-1 down in the first set to beat Fernando Verdasco 6-4...


...four of the five break points he faced in a nearly two-hour battle at the indoor tournament.? In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, top-seeded Simona Halep beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 to reach the Dubai Tennis Champ ionships...


...third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov for a spot in the semifinals. Dolgopolov beat Tim Smyczek 6-2, 6-4.? In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, top-seeded Simona Halep needed five match points before finally defeating sixth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova...

Saudi Arabia opens $585 billion stock market to foreign investors

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Saudi Arabia's stock market, valued at $585 billion, opened up to direct foreign investment for the first time Monday...