Oprah and Pacino may visit Saudi Arabia

February 24, 2017 11:33 am1 comment
Oprah and Pacino may visit Saudi Arabia

Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is set to visit Saudi Arabia on May 11-12 as part of the General Entertainment Authority schedule for 2017, which aims to boost the kingdom’s entertainment and film sector. To read more, click here. 

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Qatar is spending a stunning $500 million per week for the priciest World Cup yet

February 17, 2017 1:36 pm0 comments
Qatar is spending a stunning $500 million per week for the priciest World Cup yet

While hosting a FIFA World Cup often means building a batch of new, state-of-the-art stadiums, Qatar’s preparations go far beyond that. Not only are they building stadiums, but major infrastructure projects like roads, railways, airports, seaports and hospitals must get done by the 2022 World Cup too. And to do […]

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Sheikh of dates-Meet Saudi Arabia’s chief date seller

February 10, 2017 3:48 pm1 comment
Sheikh of dates-Meet Saudi Arabia’s chief date seller

Abdul Hamid al-Halibi, also known by the name Ibn Zaid, is considered the date expert in Saudi Arabia – nicknamed the “Sheikh of Dates Vendors.” To read more, click here. 

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Riyadh to host world’s biggest heritage festival

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Riyadh to host world’s biggest heritage festival

Over 30,000 camels are expected to participate in King Abdulaziz’s prestigious Mazayen Al-Ibl heritage festival and camel beauty contest in the capital from March 19 to April 15. To read more, click here. 

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Syrian refugees speak out at Sundance

January 27, 2017 3:02 pm0 comments
Syrian refugees speak out at Sundance

The streets of Park City are packed with fur-lined boots, thick-rimmed glasses and the newest KUHL jackets as chic Sundance Film Festival-goers bustle between theaters and private parties. To read more, click here.  

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Bethlehem lights up for Christmas

December 16, 2016 4:10 pm0 comments
Bethlehem lights up for Christmas

Occupied Bethlehem lit up its Christmas tree in Manger Square on Saturday as the countdown to Christmas began. Hundreds of Palestinians gathered for the lighting ceremony which was followed by a fireworks display. To read more, click here.  

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Syrian immigration to the U.S. has been a success, study finds

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Syrian immigration to the U.S. has been a success, study finds

President-elect Donald Trump spent much of the past year demonizing Syrian refugees and other Muslim arrivals to the United States, painting whole communities as potential threats in the wake of terrorist attacks carried out often by lone-wolf assailants. Before the election, he described Syrian refugees as “a great Trojan horse” and expressed […]

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FIFA expresses ‘respect’ for Qatar World Cup alcohol ban

November 11, 2016 3:09 pm0 comments
FIFA expresses ‘respect’ for Qatar World Cup alcohol ban

FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura said on Thursday that football’s governing body “respects” Qatari culture regarding the sensitive issue of selling alcohol in stadiums at the 2022 World Cup set to take place in the country. “We do respect the customs and culture of the country,” said Samoura, following a […]

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According To Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, This Country Is the Arab World’s Tech Hub

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According To Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, This Country Is the Arab World’s Tech Hub

The fact that Jordan’s ecosystem is keeping up a region-wide momentum is unquestionable. But when the CEO of the world’s largest Internet-based retailer to emphasize that, there’s certainly reason to rejoice. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos visited the Jordanian capital on November 7 in person, where His Majesty the King Abdullah […]

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MIT to help Dubai launch a new undergraduate institution focused on design

October 28, 2016 10:41 am2 comments
MIT to help Dubai launch a new undergraduate institution focused on design

MIT and the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) announced today a strategic collaboration in which faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning will help launch the new undergraduate educational institution in Dubai focused on design. DIDI will offer the region’s first undergraduate degree in design, featuring concentrations […]

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