• In this Monday, May 9, 2016 photo, clients visit a full-scale mock-up of the Floating Seahorse home on the waters of The Dubai World in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Seahorses, part of an ambitious larger hotel development called The Heart of Europe, seeks to attract something that sounds even more grandiose. That's saving The World, as the long-stalled Earth-shaped island project off Dubai's coast is called. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Floating home marks return to Dubai’s man-made World islands

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Surrounded by 300 deserted man-made islands, Dubai’s newest real-estate wonder has all the amenities of a luxury hotel — plus views of the bottom of the sea.

  • This undated handout image provided by the friend of Nizar Zakka Inc., shows, Zakka, a Lebanese technology expert and advocate for Internet freedom, second right, posing with his relatives at an unidentified location. Zakka, was arrested in Tehran in September after being invited by the Iranian government to attend a conference there. Although no charges have been announced, Iranian media has accused him of being an American spy, allegations vigorously rejected by his family and associates. (Friends Nizar Zakka Inc. via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    APNewsBreak: Lebanese man held in Iran had past US contracts

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A nonprofit organization headed by a Lebanese citizen held prisoner in Iran received grants totaling $730,000 from the U.S. government for projects in the Middle East, The Associated Press has learned.