At 13 Abla Khairy of Egypt swam the English Channel—the youngest swimmer ever to do so. Now she wants to try it again but this time break a channel record.
Like Scouts everywhere, the boys and girls who attended the Arab scout jamborees last summer were prepared—for an intra-Arab adventure in scouting.
They started with a rented boat, a couple of diving helmets and an idea. Today they own 20 ships, employ 70 specialists and run the Gulf's largest undersea operation.
Next year in Regent's Park an unusual shape will edge onto London's skyline: the white minaret and golden dome of a new mosque for Britain's 600,000 Muslims.
To some he was a pirate, to others a patriot, to all a poet. This was the colorful Rahmah, a hero in the folklore of the Arabian Gulf.
Spring comes early in Lebanon, cascading down to the sea from snowy mountain slopes in successive waves of green, pink, purple, yellow and blue.