Chinese involvement and investment in Africa is well documented, with Beijing a major trading partner for the continent’s resource exporters. One of the latest countries to benefit from China’s attentions is Morocco, which is witnessing an unprecedented boom in bilateral relations. Morocco is quickly becoming an important partner for China […]
One afternoon, I managed to sneak away to see the Krak des Chevaliers. This medieval castle used to be a big tourist...
The name of the next ruler of Oman is written on a piece of paper in a sealed envelope kept in the royal palace in...
On a desert-cold, moonlit night just over two years ago, Amir Taaki stepped off the Iraqi sand into a rubber dinghy...
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.Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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. […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›