Women from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries are increasingly risking their lives to flee. Some plan their escapes for years, and even with so much planning, there are times when things go wrong.
Commentary: Journalist Shaheen Pasha says that sexual harassment has long been an "unfortunate and infuriating" part of doing her job.
It's no big deal when a single woman chooses to adopt in the US. But in the United Arab Emirates? That's something new.
It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.
You might not expect to see women riding motorcycles if you took to the roads of the United Arab Emirates. But in Dubai, some women are living their motorcycle dreams and defying stereotypes of Arab women.
The Dubai police are hoping Google Glass will give them a leg up on traffic violators and criminals. In Turkey, though, a government official is being comforted after injuring his leg kicking a protester. And the CIA says it won't mix vaccine campaigns with its covert ops. Those stories and more in today's Global Scan.
When the royal family of the United Arab Emirates approached filmmaker Tricia Regan about producing a documentary to bring autism in their country out of the closet, she was hesitant. Staging a play with autistic children in another culture was daunting. But she says the result was incredible.
Qatar and its neighbors in the Arabian Gulf aren't getting along too well. Saudi Arabia, along with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, recalled its ambassador recently — just one move in a series of diplomatic measures designed to get the small, but wealthy Gulf country to step in line.
Lebanese film director Mahmoud Kaabour wanted to tell the story of the people who build Dubai. His documentary, "Champ of the Camp," uses the singing competition that takes places in the labor camps across the UAE to examine their situation.
Dubai went for the fireworks record while the Japanese chose to take time to reflect. Meanwhile, for New Year's, New York is getting a new mayor.