Qatar Is Bringing Its Investment Muscle to Silicon Valley

March 31, 2017 1:17 pm2 comments
Qatar Is Bringing Its Investment Muscle to Silicon Valley

Qatar’s Sovereign Wealth Fund said on Monday it would open an office in San Francisco to expand its growing U.S. portfolio, and was still considering investing in a technology fund formed by SoftBank Group. To read more, click here. 

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Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem to have first solo US show at Lacma

March 24, 2017 1:14 pm1 comment
Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem to have first solo US show at Lacma

The Saudi Arabian artist Abdulnasser Gharem will open his first US solo show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma) next month. The artist, who was until recently also a lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army, is known for his politically and socially engaged works that draw […]

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Amazon to buy Middle Eastern online retailer Souq.com

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Amazon to buy Middle Eastern online retailer Souq.com

Amazon.com Inc has agreed in principle to buy Dubai-based internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market, sources familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. To read more, click here. 

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‘Salt Bae’ meets Jordan’s King Abdullah, Queen Rania

March 21, 2017 1:40 pm2 comments
‘Salt Bae’ meets Jordan’s King Abdullah, Queen Rania

Internet sensation “Salt Bae,” the Turkish chef who shot to fame in an internationally-circulated meme, was hosted by Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania on a recent trip to the country. To read more, click here. 

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United Arab Emirates’ 23-year-old minister of youth affairs has high aspirations for her peers

March 10, 2017 1:40 pm2 comments
United Arab Emirates’ 23-year-old minister of youth affairs has high aspirations for her peers

They are often ignored, criticized and misunderstood, and in much of the Arab world, they are the target of misconceptions and stereotyping. But in the United Arab Emirates, young people have a new champion. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Mazrui is the Persian Gulf nation’s minister of state for youth affairs. […]

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A Qatari Sheikh Plans to Open an Islamic Art Museum in Manhattan This Spring

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A Qatari Sheikh Plans to Open an Islamic Art Museum in Manhattan This Spring

Just as President Donald Trump unveiled a revised version of his controversial executive order on immigration targeting Muslim-majority countries, Qatar’s Sheikh Mohammed Rashid Al-Thani shared with the Art Newspaper his plans to open the Institute of Arab and Islamic Art in downtown New York. And we won’t have long to […]

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