How the Persian Gulf Is Quietly Building a Railroad Empire

Here in the U.S., the arrival of a new tunnel boring machine is huge news, warranting naming ceremonies and Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, in Doha, officials have quietly signed a contract to buy fifteen boring machines to build a sprawling new subway system. And that's nothing compared to the massive transit network… » 3/17/14 10:00am 3/17/14 10:00am

Gorgeous Windswept Photos of Dubai's Booming, Bloated Metropolis

Ten years ago, there were more than 800 individual buildings under construction in Dubai at any given time. Today, Dubai and Abu Dhabi suffer from a vast oversupply of real estate: some claim that as much at 40 percent of buildings are vacant, though plans for more development are in the works. Matthias Heiderich, a… » 6/03/13 4:22pm 6/03/13 4:22pm

Lebanon Assessing National BlackBerry Policy

Following the lead of neighbors Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon's government is reconsidering its own stance on BlackBerry devices amid regional privacy concerns. The Lebanese Telecoms Regulatory Authority is planning talks with RIM regarding its worries. » 8/05/10 11:14am 8/05/10 11:14am

Saudi Arabia to Ban BlackBerry Services This Friday

Bad luck to those in Saudi Arabia who were planning on getting full use from the new BlackBerry Torch—they've hop-skipped-and-jumped their way to the front of the BlackBerry data services ban, ruining BBMers' lives from this Friday. » 8/04/10 3:08am 8/04/10 3:08am