6th International Forum of Islamic Art in Grand Mosque

December 27, 2013 7:46 am0 comments

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Women’s entrepreneurship and social media: the two hottest trends at Arabnet Riyadh

December 9, 2013 8:41 pm0 comments
Women’s entrepreneurship and social media: the two hottest trends at Arabnet Riyadh

On December 3rd and 4th, the Arabnet Digital Summit took place in Riyadh for the second time, kicking off with a session on ‘Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia,” which is, in fact, a hot topic in the country recently. The highlight of the panel discussion was a call for positive empowerment […]

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A co-working space to develop the Tunisian entrepreneurial ecosystem

December 2, 2013 5:56 pm0 comments
A co-working space to develop the Tunisian entrepreneurial ecosystem

Who better than entrepreneurs to solve Tunisia’s most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges and contribute to the development of a post-revolution vibrant (green) economy embodying both wealth and wellbeing? This is exactly what Rym Baouendi, Zied Mhirsi, and Houssem Aoudi — the three cofounders of Tunisia’s first co-working space […]

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Garden of Eden’s Mesopotamian Marshlands in Iraq May Get An Eco Uplift

November 20, 2013 6:34 pm0 comments
Garden of Eden’s Mesopotamian Marshlands in Iraq May Get An Eco Uplift

Middle East architects Raya Ani and Zayad Motlib first told us about their plans for Mesopotamian Marshlands ecosystem and community earlier this year, and now they’re presenting their ideas to the first AIA Middle East conference in Dubai. Human settlement in the marshlands dates back to 5,000 years ago, with […]

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Qatar unveils dhow-inspired stadium

November 18, 2013 7:05 pm0 comments
Qatar unveils dhow-inspired stadium

Qatar on Saturday unveiled the design for a new soccer stadium, inspired by a traditional fishing boat but with a cooled pitch, as it presses ahead with plans for the 2022 World Cup despite the dispute over when it can be held due to the heat. Soccer governing body FIFA has launched a consultation process to decide whether the tournament, initially scheduled to be held in the traditional June-July slot, when temperatures can reach around 50 degrees Celsius, should be moved to a cooler time such as November-December. Under the blueprint released …

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World Cup 2022 in Qatar and the Energy Debate Over Artificial Clouds

September 3, 2013 1:45 pm0 comments
World Cup 2022 in Qatar and the Energy Debate Over Artificial Clouds

For soccer fans (or football in Europe!) The Qatar World Cup Games don’t start for almost a decade, but officials are still kicking the ball around over the irrational choice of tiny, wealthy, overweight Qatar as host nation for 2022 FIFA World Cup. With summer temperatures in Qatar reaching as high as 50°C (122°F),  African and Arab teams might cope, but European athletes would be competing in temperatures double to those they’re accustomed to. To …

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Conference explores art markets of Middle East

May 6, 2013 8:28 pm0 comments
Conference explores art markets of Middle East

A daylong conference titled “Contemporary Art Markets: Turkey, Iran and the Middle East,” which aims to highlight the unique features of the region’s art world, was held at the Pera Palace Hotel in İstanbul’s Tepebaşı quarter on Saturday.Bringing together several experts who have been actively engaged in the region’s contemporary art markets, the conference was carefully followed by major figures from İstanbul’s art circles, including collectors, gallery owners, artists, curators and art writers.A detailed, powerful opening speech was»»

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Women’s film fest Filmmor features movies from 19 countries

March 1, 2013 9:02 pm0 comments
Women’s film fest Filmmor features movies from 19 countries

The 11th edition of the annual Filmmor International Women’s Film Festival on Wheels, which will be held from March 15 to 23 in İstanbul, will feature movies directed by women from 19 countries across the world.Filmmor, one of two film festivals in Turkey dedicated to all of the women “who are silenced and ignored” along with Ankara’s Uçan Süpürge (Flying Brom) fest, will later travel to the Aegean city of İzmir from March 30-31, to the Black Sea province of Sinop from April 6-7 and to the eastern»»

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Get Involved with Elan!

October 20, 2011 12:11 am0 comments
Get Involved with Elan!

        Are you a writer or a video journalist…and interested in reporting on positive trends around the world?  You’re in luck, because elan wants you to tell your stories. elanthemag.com is a fast-growing online publication focused on global youth culture.  Elan Magazine covers a broad variety of […]

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Call for elan Correspondents, Around the World!

January 16, 2011 9:48 am0 comments

It’s a new year and wonderful times are ahead.  We have been listening to the voices of the readers and are very excited to announce an improved elan will be re-launching this Spring with expanded features, new sections, reporters, and coverage of the stories you want to hear and SEE.  […]

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