Making green waves in the desert

By all accounts, when it comes to green, Abu Dhabi has got it going on.

UAE withdraws Blackberry ban

Travelers to the United Arab Emirates can breathe a sign of relief: they won't have to be parted from their Blackberrys after all. The country has withdrawn its threat to shut off all Blackberry messaging, email and web browsing on Monday, saying it's now satisfied that the devices comply with the UAE's regulatory framework.

Saudi Arabia to ban Blackberry Messenger on Friday

Unless Research In Motion is able to do something in the eleventh hour, it is going to face a devastating blow in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia has ordered that all Blackberry Messenger service must be cut.