Don't Want to Breast Feed in the Emirates? You Could Be Sued.

What if you had a baby and the government said it was illegal for your not to breastfeed that child? Well, in the United Arab Emirates that’s pretty much exactly what has happened and now women who don’t breastfeed can be sued by their husbands. » 1/31/14 7:20pm 1/31/14 7:20pm

These Are the Pictures That Got Rihanna Kicked Out of a Mosque

Rihanna was in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend, and posed for a series of pictures in front of Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque. She looked rather fierce in an all-black outfit and hot red lipstick. However! While her hair was covered — abiding by the mosque's guidelines — after posing like she was doing a fashion… » 10/21/13 6:45pm 10/21/13 6:45pm

Dubai Rewards Weight Loss With Gold Bricks

There are two things the United Arab Emirates has a lot of: gold and fat people. They were the eleventh fattest country in 2012, and obesity has become a nation-wide problem, with one in three children in the UAE overweight or obese and at risk of diabetes and hypertension. They also have gold vending machines and… » 7/18/13 6:45pm 7/18/13 6:45pm

Abu Dhabi Jails 14-Year-Old For "Consensual Sex"

A fourteen-year-old Brazilian girl living in Abu Dhabi has been sentenced to six months prison and deportation after a judge ruled that she could not have been raped by a 28-year-old year-old — because she let him into her apartment. » 8/10/10 1:50pm 8/10/10 1:50pm

Dubai, Taking Victim-Blaming To Astounding New Levels

A 23-year-old British woman reported a rape by a waiter in her hotel. In response, she and her fiance were arrested for having premarital sex: » 1/08/10 1:30pm 1/08/10 1:30pm

Couple Caught Having Sex On The Beach Face Six Years In The Slammer

You've just finished a champagne brunch by the beach. You're preeettty tipsy — it's the weekend! — and you decide to take a walk with a cute dude you met earlier in the day. Well one thing leads to another, and the next thing you know you're doing it astride a sand dune. Sounds like the making of a boozy adventure,… » 7/10/08 9:30am 7/10/08 9:30am