AP Photos

DUBAI-MEGA MALL

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates â¿¿ Dubai says it's getting back in the business of biggest. After years of downsized ambitions because of a debt crisis, Dubai has unveiled plans for a new tourism-retail hub that will include a shopping complex that would outclass the Dubai Mall, billed as the world's biggest.

SPAIN-REGIONAL ELECTION

Voters in the economically powerful region of Catalonia on Sunday punished the leader who made a referendum over breaking away from Spain a central plank of his campaign, seeing his party's majority reduced by a dozen seats.

AP photos.

KUWAIT-ELECTION

KUWAIT CITY â¿¿ There is little middle ground â¿¿ but plenty of high-stakes tension â¿¿ as Kuwait stumbles toward elections for the politically empowered parliament among the Gulf Arab states. The voting next Saturday is certain to hand the Western-backed ruling family a near sweep of friendly lawmakers because of a wide-ranging opposition boycott, but it opens greater risks for unrest that could spill over into oil prices and Washington's plans to use Kuwait as a military hub in the regional face-offs with Iran. By Hussain Al-Qatari.

AP photos

Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

If you liked this article you might like

What's Behind the Surge in Energy Stocks

Hillary Clinton Says Prosecuting Individuals is Key to Wall Street Reform