Man kills friend for paying his bill at restaurant in Istanbul

May 1, 2017 11:41 am0 comments
Man kills friend for paying his bill at restaurant in Istanbul

A man reportedly shot his friend on Monday for paying his bill after they had soup in an Istanbul restaurant. İdris Alakuş argued with his friend, Hasan Erdemir, over who would pay the bill and left the restaurant after his friend, Erdemir, paid for it. To read more, click here. 

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Abu Dhabi to showcase cinematic travelogue through Arab world and beyond

April 21, 2017 10:48 am0 comments
Abu Dhabi to showcase cinematic travelogue through Arab world and beyond

Come the month of May and Abu Dhabi will showcase select films from across the Arab world and beyond, a broad spectrum of critically-acclaimed contemporary Arab films around the notion of geography. Titled ‘On Arab Geographies’ the screenings and talks will be held from May 4-6. To read more, click […]

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The Stories about Abu Dhabi that are rarely told

April 14, 2017 3:51 pm0 comments
The Stories about Abu Dhabi that are rarely told

Nine years ago, I moved from New York to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. I stayed for two years, working at an English-language newspaper. On visits back to America, this often meant explaining to family or friends that I was living “near Dubai.” If people knew […]

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The insane life of Dubai’s Instagram-famous billionaire Crown Prince

March 31, 2017 4:21 pm0 comments
The insane life of Dubai’s Instagram-famous billionaire Crown Prince

He may be the Crown Prince of Dubai, but Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (more commonly known as “Fazza”) is certainly the king of Instagram. To read more, click here. 

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From Arabs in China to Syrians in Panama, librarian documents cultures worldwide

March 24, 2017 12:30 pm0 comments
From Arabs in China to Syrians in Panama, librarian documents cultures worldwide

If your idea of a university librarian is someone who spends days among books and manuscripts in a dimly lit, hidden alcove, think again. Imagine someone with three degrees who is proficient in six diverse languages (and can get by in several more), has traveled six of the world’s seven […]

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Qataris own more of London than the Queen

10:23 am2 comments
Qataris own more of London than the Queen

Qatari investors own more property in the capital than the Mayor of London’s office and three times more than the Queen, according to new data seen by The Telegraph. To read more, click here. 

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