Flying Cows to Qatar Is One Man’s Way to Beat the Saudis

June 12, 2017 4:21 pm0 comments
Flying Cows to Qatar Is One Man’s Way to Beat the Saudis

The showdown between Qatar and its neighbors has disrupted trade, split families and threatened to alter long-standing geopolitical alliances. It’s also prompted one Qatari businessman to fly 4,000 cows to the Gulf desert in an act of resistance and opportunity to fill the void left by a collapse in the supply of […]

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An Architectural First In The Region

June 2, 2017 3:01 pm0 comments
An Architectural First In The Region

With local figures such as Emirati commentator and patron Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi offering Sharjah Architecture tours for Art Dubai 2017 and creating a dedicated Instagram account, or 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale UAE Pavilion curator Yasser Elsheshtawy championing the unique architectural development of the United Arab Emirates, it should come as no […]

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as alternative to US

May 26, 2017 1:35 pm0 comments
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as alternative to US

As the potential for a US-Mexico trade war has accelerated under President Donald Trump, Mexican beef producers are looking for alternative foreign markets to the United States, which bought 94 percent of their exports worth nearly $1.6 billion last year. To read more, click here. 

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Oil won’t last forever, so Dubai is betting big on science and tech

May 19, 2017 1:46 pm0 comments
Oil won’t last forever, so Dubai is betting big on science and tech

Dubai drops away behind us, its ­comic-book skyline replaced by khaki sand dunes and the occasional wild camel. The first sign of the technological ambition we are about to see is a billboard: a 20-foot-tall ­portrait of Dubai’s ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ­Al Maktoum, rendered in a […]

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You Can Learn Arabic–And Empathy–By Connecting With Refugees On Skype

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You Can Learn Arabic–And Empathy–By Connecting With Refugees On Skype

Every time she speaks at a conference, the humanitarian-worker-turned-entrepreneur Aline Sara asks her audience to close their eyes and think of the word “refugee.” What comes to mind for almost everybody, she tells Fast Company, are crowded camps or boats adrift in the Mediterranean. Almost nobody thinks of someone with […]

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Saudi Arabia pushes forward with smart city initiative

April 21, 2017 3:54 pm0 comments
Saudi Arabia pushes forward with smart city initiative

The initiative will target five Saudi cities by 2020 in gradual phases that are to be carried out in partnership with the private sector, the ministry said. The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has launched the initiative to apply smart city concepts as one of a series of municipal […]

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Saudi Arabia to build entertainment city near Riyadh

April 14, 2017 4:44 pm1 comment
Saudi Arabia to build entertainment city near Riyadh

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a 334sq km “entertainment city” south of the capital Riyadh that will feature sports, cultural and recreational facilities, including a safari and a Six Flags theme park. To read more, click here. 

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How Mohammed Al Kindi is Putting Oman on the Map

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How Mohammed Al Kindi is Putting Oman on the Map

The Crossway Foundation established itself as an empowering arts charity that helps facilitate better understanding across borders. Now, after two successful years of collaboration, it has formally partnered with the annual Middle East Now festival in Florence. The Middle East Now x Crossway Foundation Residency will be dedicated to supporting […]

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Gates agrees to contribute to Muslim development projects

April 7, 2017 11:35 am1 comment
Gates agrees to contribute to Muslim development projects

Development funds from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, plus the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have agreed to $243m in financing for health, agriculture, and rural infrastructure development projects in developing countries. To read more, click here. 

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Qataris own more of London than the Queen

March 24, 2017 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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