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  • Minnesota news in brief at 7:58 p.m. CST

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American man returned to Minnesota on Thursday after spending nine months in prison in the United Arab Emirates for his role in making and posting online a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai.


  • FILE - In this undated file photo provided by Shervon Cassim shows his brother Shezanne Cassim of Woodbury, Minn. Shezanne, arrested in April and held in the United Arab Emirates for roughly nine months after posting a parody video online about youth culture in Dubai, is expected to be released. A State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 that Cassim has been moved to a deportation facility for processing. (AP Photo/Courtesy Shervon Cassim, File)

    Minn. man home after being held 9 months in UAE

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An American man returned to Minnesota on Thursday after spending nine months in prison in the United Arab Emirates for his role in making and posting online a satirical video about youth culture in Dubai.


  • Dan Mori, player of Vitesse, training at National Sports Centre Papendal. (Wikimedia Commons)

    Dutch soccer team Vitesse heads to UAE without Israeli defender

    The premier Dutch soccer team Vitesse left for training in the United Arab Emirates this month without its best defender, an Israeli, who was banned from entering the country by UAE authorities just 24 hours before the team was supposed to arrive.


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    SANDS: Iran's Pouya scores breakthrough during World Youth Championship

    Young Iranian IM Idani Pouya was the surprise winner of the Under-18 open tournament at the just-concluded World Youth Championships held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, becoming in the process the first player from his country to claim a world title.


  • Department of Homeland Security police officers keep an eye on planes at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Negotiators skirt customs, make flights easier from UAE to U.S.

    Top officials at the Homeland Security Department skirted customary channels in negotiating a special U.S. customs facility at an international airport in the United Arab Emirates, and then some advised on UAE security-related projects after leaving the government, according to congressional and business sources.


  • "It's ridiculous that U.S. government policy would encourage travelers to use foreign airlines instead of U.S. carriers," says Rep. Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania Republican, of proposed facility in Abu Dhabi that will allow fliers to "preclear" U.S. customs. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers want to block customs station in UAE

    A bipartisan bill to halt a proposed U.S. Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance facility in the United Arab Emirates is aimed at protecting domestic airlines from their foreign competitors.


  • Emirati officials greet one another in front of an Emirates Airbus A380 on display on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Sunday Nov. 17, 2013. The airshow is seen as an increasingly important barometer on the state of the industry and the rising roles of the big-spending Gulf carriers Etihad, Qatar Airways and Emirates as they compete for routes and critical stopover traffic between Asia and Europe and the Americas. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Boeing takes $100 billion in orders from Gulf airlines

    U.S.-based Boeing Co. dominated on the first day of the Dubai Airshow, netting $100 billion in orders at an event that showcased the spending power and aggressive expansion efforts of the Middle East's Gulf Arab carriers.


  • Mickelson to start next year in the Middle East

    Phil Mickelson is starting his 2014 schedule in the desert _ not California, but Abu Dhabi.


  • ** FILE ** A model showcases a swimsuit during the Islamic Fashion Festival at the Malaysia International Fashion Week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Northernmost emirate bans bikinis, briefs

    Authorities in Ras al-Khaimah, the northernmost of the United Arab Emirates, have began posting signs on its public beaches warning of fines for those dressed in revealing swimwear, such as two-piece bikinis for women and brief trunks for men.


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