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R. Kelly's trip to Dubai off for now as contracts reworked

Mar. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking the...

The Latest: No decision on R. Kelly's Dubai travel request

Mar. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on R. Kelly's request to travel to Dubai for concerts (all times local): 11 a.m. An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his criminal attorney asked for more time to provide details to the court about concerts the singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago...

Dubai finds itself entangled in case against R. Kelly

Mar. 21, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai found itself entangled in the sex abuse case against American R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday after the performer asked a U.S. judge to allow him to come to the Arabian Peninsula sheikhdom to perform shows and "meet with the royal family." Officials in Dubai and...

Citing cash woes, R Kelly asks judge for OK to fly to Dubai

Mar. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R. Kelly asked a judge Wednesday to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, according to a new court filing that said he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February arrest on sex abuse charges. The R&B singer hopes to do up to five...

A shimmering night in Dubai as Dior shows its haute couture

Mar. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Under a large circus-style tent, Dior showcased its latest haute couture collection to a crowd of Mideast-based fashionistas, social media figures, celebrities, buyers, designers and editors Monday night. It was the first show in Dubai for the French fashion house, which...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

Mar. 17, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The boy is only 12 years old and looks even younger and smaller kneeling next to the wreckage of a helicopter, flanked by masked jihadis carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles with bandoliers strapped across their chests. Hamza bin Laden, with a traditional Arab coffee pot...

Born into al-Qaida: Hamza bin Laden's rise to prominence

Mar. 17, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Years after the death of his father at the hands of a U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Pakistan, Hamza bin Laden now finds himself in the crosshairs of world powers. In rapid succession in recent weeks, the U.S. put a bounty of up to $1 million on him; the U.N. Security Council...

Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years

Mar. 16, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran from California has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, his lawyer said Saturday, becoming the first American known to be imprisoned there since President Donald Trump took office. Though the case against Michael R. White remains unclear, it...

Lawyer says first American known to be detained in Iran since Trump took office is sentenced to 10 years in prison

Mar. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lawyer says first American known to be detained in Iran since Trump took office is sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Dubai payment firm Network International to list in London

Mar. 14, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Dubai-based payment processing firm Network International, which completes credit card transactions across the Middle East and North Africa, is preparing for an initial public offering. The company made the announcement on Thursday, saying it planned to list on the...