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By Edmund Sanders and Tribune Newspapers | February 1, 2010
A Hamas military commander slain in a Dubai hotel room played a key role in smuggling anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons into the Gaza Strip, Israeli and Hamas officials said Sunday. But they disagreed on whether Mahmoud Mabhuh's death would deliver a blow to Palestinian armed groups in the seaside enclave or inspire them to redouble their arms campaign. "This guy was a middleman for smuggling weapons from Iran, not only to Gaza but to Hezbollah" in Lebanon, said an Israeli military official speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issues involved.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
At 2 a.m. one morning in March 2010, photographer David Hobby was wandering, awestruck, around a gilded palace in Southwest Asia as the royal guest of a monarch. "I thought to myself, 'Holy crap! I'm in the sultan's palace in Oman, and no one's even around,'" recalled the Ellicott City resident, who had been invited to the small Arab state to speak about Strobist.com, his photography website and blog. "I've been pinching myself for the last six years," said the 48-year-old married father of two teens.
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December 13, 2006
The sale of Dubai Ports World's U.S. assets to New York-based AIG Global Investment Group brings to a close a rather sad chapter for this country and particularly for the shipping community. DP World divested itself of operations in Baltimore, New York, Miami and elsewhere with far more grace and diplomacy than the shameful circumstances warranted. The company's chief executive officer may politely describe last winter's political uproar as a "difficult experience," but it was something far worse - irrational and potentially self-destructive fear-mongering that tapped Americans' post-9/11 distrust of all things Arab.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | November 14, 2012
Team Valor International, owner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has announced that Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion is once again hoping to prep the horse for a run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup next spring. Animal Kingdom finished a charging second in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Nov. 3, despite not racing for 259 days while recovering from a small fracture -- his second such injury since the 2011 Belmont. The colt stood in Motion's barn in Fair Hill for the beginning of the year, as Motion trained his best 3-year-olds toward this year's Kentucky Derby.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
Of the seven charges against Dubai nightclub at the Baltimore Liquor Board Thursday, it was the accusation the club allowed guests to smoke pot that piqued commissioner Elizabeth Smith. On September 2 of last year, police officer Stephen Wilson was called to the club, the former Velvet Rope , for crowd control after rappers Jim Jones and Juelz Santana had performed. Wilson "walked into a visible cloud of smoke that had a strong odor of marijuana," he told the board.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
Last Saturday, I went to Dubai. No, not the glitzy metropolis in the United Arab Emirates; the club on 200 E. Redwood St. that opened in late January under a new name after two years as the troubled Velvet Rope. With the change, the owners hope to distance themselves from a tarnished old name and associate themselves with the luxury that Dubai brings to mind. But those aspirations might be too lofty. If rebranding was all that a bad reputation needed, Hosni Mubarak might still be in power.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | February 26, 2006
Our political leaders have all but ignored the No. 1 terrorist menace - the chance that bad guys will steal poorly guarded nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union. But don't worry: Once loose nukes are stolen, smuggled on a ship and waiting to blow up in Baltimore's harbor, politicians will make darn sure the innocent longshoreman unloading them won't be supervised by an Arab company. Feel better? Save us from these saviors. The firestorm over Dubai Ports World's $6.8 billion acquisition of the British Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., which manages terminals in Baltimore and five other U.S. ports, is about brainless politics and economic jingoism.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 21, 2006
LONDON -- Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, slim, soft-spoken and with a worldly air that is right at home here in an elegant drawing room of an old money West End hotel, is the personification of what outsiders increasingly refer to as Dubai Inc. So he sees no reason why Dubai, where he serves as one of the royal family's most trusted financial advisers, should not be accepted as a full-fledged and legitimate player on the global business stage. But that has not stopped the emirate's rapidly expanding business empire from coming under scrutiny, as a group of Washington lawmakers asked the White House Thursday to re-examine Dubai's most recent deal, the $6.8 billion acquisition of Britain's Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation by state-owned Dubai Ports World.
SPORTS
By TOM KEYSER | March 23, 2003
John Salzman, trainer of Xtra Heat, calls home every day and tells his son, Tim, the same thing: "Everything's good." Salzman and Xtra Heat have been in Dubai for two weeks, preparing for the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen on Saturday at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Since Salzman and his star mare arrived in the United Arab Emirates, war began in Iraq, about 800 miles away. Tim Salzman, assistant trainer, says his father reports that Dubai remains safe. "He says everything's the same as last year when he was there," Tim says.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 27, 2002
Of the expected full field of 20 in the Kentucky Derby next Saturday at Churchill Downs, three of the horses will have traveled across the Atlantic - one from Dubai in the Middle East and two from Ireland. The one who has traveled the farthest will probably have the best chance. Essence of Dubai, a son of Pulpit purchased for $2.3 million as a yearling, has won both of his races this year at Nad Al Sheba Race Course in Dubai. Owned by Godolphin Racing, Essence of Dubai is the only Derby contender who has raced on dirt at 1 1/4 miles, the Derby distance.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2012
Fans of Club Dubai, the upscale nightclub located downtown, have the rest of the year to enjoy its bottle service, pristine white couches and other swanky accommodations. But on Jan. 1, Dubai's lease will end and so will its run at the historic Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company building.  Taking its place won't be another attempt at a hopping club. Instead, Howard County's Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will turn the 20,000-square foot building (located at 200 E. Redwood St.)
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2012
Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai is readying a new device that will let customers order a pizza delivery with one push of a button attached to their refrigerator by a magnet. It's called the VIP Fridge Magnet. And it will change everything. How does it work? It's magic. Seen on Eater    
SPORTS
By Chris Korman | March 12, 2012
Animal Kingdom's career is once again on hold. Last year's Kentucky Derby winner came up lame -- with soreness in the same leg that required surgery last June -- during a training run in Florida according to his Maryland-based trainer, Graham Motion. "Disappointed for everyone involved," he wrote on Twitter, "especially the horse. Hope to get him back on the track. " Motion and Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin had planned for Animal Kingdom, who had run in just one race since being hurt in the Belmont, to run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31. “This is a crushing blow for our company and our partners as well as our trainer, who has done such a great job getting the horse back to this point,” Irwin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2012
Of the seven charges against Dubai nightclub at the Baltimore Liquor Board Thursday, it was the accusation the club allowed guests to smoke pot that piqued commissioner Elizabeth Smith. On September 2 of last year, police officer Stephen Wilson was called to the club, the former Velvet Rope , for crowd control after rappers Jim Jones and Juelz Santana had performed. Wilson "walked into a visible cloud of smoke that had a strong odor of marijuana," he told the board.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
Last Saturday, I went to Dubai. No, not the glitzy metropolis in the United Arab Emirates; the club on 200 E. Redwood St. that opened in late January under a new name after two years as the troubled Velvet Rope. With the change, the owners hope to distance themselves from a tarnished old name and associate themselves with the luxury that Dubai brings to mind. But those aspirations might be too lofty. If rebranding was all that a bad reputation needed, Hosni Mubarak might still be in power.
SPORTS
By Jeff Shain | February 10, 2011
It was a small victory, sure, but you have to start somewhere. Tiger Woods and "big brother" Mark O'Meara reunited to capture the Dubai Desert Classic's Challenge Match — a par-3 undercard to this week's European Tour stop that never lacks for the game's brightest jewels. Whether that translates to flashier headlines remains to be seen. If there's a place on the golf map where Woods has enjoyed a comfort zone, it's the Emirates Golf Club. In five trips to the desert haven, he has won twice and never finished outside the top five.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,sun reporter | December 12, 2006
The Middle Eastern company forced to sell its operations in Baltimore and five other U.S. ports in a pre-election fracas over maritime security said yesterday that it has picked a buyer. DP World said AIG Global Investment Group, the giant U.S. insurer's asset manager, was the highest bidder. AIG will be entering the port business for the first time. The sale is not expected to have much impact on the operations at the ports because AIG has said it plans to retain the current port management and may even keep the name of the former port operator.
BUSINESS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporter | July 12, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 18 months after a plan to sell port operations in Baltimore and other cities to Dubai Ports World ignited a furor, the House voted overwhelmingly yesterday to strengthen federal government review when "critical infrastructure" is transferred to foreign investors. The legislation, which drew similarly broad support last month in the Senate, would formalize the process by which the Defense, Homeland Security and other departments screen proposed sales. It would expand the types of transactions that would trigger additional investigation and involve the director of national intelligence in the process.
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By Edmund Sanders and Edmund Sanders,Tribune Newspapers | February 1, 2010
JERUSALEM - - A Hamas military commander slain in a Dubai hotel room played a key role in smuggling anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons into the Gaza Strip, Israeli and Hamas officials said Sunday. But they disagreed on whether Mahmoud Mabhuh's death would deliver a blow to Palestinian armed groups in the seaside enclave or inspire them to redouble their arms campaign. "This guy was a middleman for smuggling weapons from Iran, not only to Gaza but to Hezbollah" in Lebanon, said an Israeli military official speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issues involved.
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