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Spotify makes play for Middle East with Arabic service

Spotify makes play for Middle East with Arabic service

From Spotify via CNN From Spotify via CNN Related content (CNN) – Spotify is bringing its services to the Middle East. The music streaming platform has launched in 13 Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Users in the region will have full access to Spotify and a “fully localized Arabic […]

FMHT Hosts Talk on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East

FMHT Hosts Talk on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East

November 14, 2018 The Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking (FMHT), a research initiative at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, hosted a November 12, 2018 talk entitled “Perspectives on the Future of Citizenship in the Middle East.” The event was also sponsored by the Boston Consortium for Arab Region […]

Russia Pulls Ahead In Middle East Nuclear Race

Russia Pulls Ahead In Middle East Nuclear Race

In most of the industrialized world, nuclear energy has lost its appeal due to, among other reasons, the disaster at Fukushima in 2011. Few countries have ordered new plants to supplement or replace aging ones. China is an exception with 44 reactors under construction meaning that by 2030 almost 150 GW of nuclear energy will […]

Gaza: Five killed as Israel and Hamas exchange fire

Gaza: Five killed as Israel and Hamas exchange fire

Palestinian officials have denounced Israeli bombings on the besieged Gaza Strip, including an air strike on the Al-Aqsa TV office in Gaza City (MEE/Mohammed al-Hajjar) Four Palestinians were killed on Monday, and a fifth on Tuesday, as the Israeli army launched dozens of air strikes on the Gaza Strip and hundreds of rockets were fired […]

World War One may have ended a century ago – but not for the Middle East

World War One may have ended a century ago – but not for the Middle East

One hundred years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War One came to an end. The last member of the British imperial military to die was Canadian Private George Lawrence Price, killed in Belgium by a German sniper’s bullet at 10:58am. Two minutes later the guns […]

Khashoggi's fiancee calls for worldwide funeral prayers on Friday

Khashoggi's fiancee calls for worldwide funeral prayers on Friday

Cengiz had waited for Khashoggi outside the Istanbul consulate which he had entered to obtain papers necessary to marry her (Reuters) Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee Hatice Cengiz called on Sunday for Muslims across the world to say funeral prayers for the murdered journalist in all mosques this Friday. Cengiz especially called for the Janazah prayer to […]

Cartier honors its historical ties to Middle East

Cartier honors its historical ties to Middle East

Cartier hosted an exclusive evening on Thursday specially tailored for its clients who flew in from around the region to attend the Cartier Mirage, a one-of-a-kind event inspired by the maison’s long-standing relationship with the Middle East. In 1912, one of the sons of the maison’s founder, Jacques Cartier, journeyed to the Gulf, which at […]

Book explores mobile media disruption in Middle East

Book explores mobile media disruption in Middle East

How mobile media are changing the communication landscape in the Middle East is explored in a new book published under a research grant at Northwestern University in Qatar ( NU-Q). The book, Mobile Disruptions in the Middle East, co-authored by John V Pavlik, Everette E Dennis, Rachel Davis Mersey and Justin Gengler and published by […]

What a Democrat-controlled US House could mean for the Middle East

What a Democrat-controlled US House could mean for the Middle East

This week’s US mid-term elections promised what the media called a “blue wave” of support for Democratic candidates at state and federal levels. In the end, the Republicans held onto the Senate, but Democrats regained a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in a decade. The blue wave was more gentle Mediterranean […]

In Africa and Middle East, researchers examine links between environment and health

In Africa and Middle East, researchers examine links between environment and health

November 8, 2018 – Dust storms in Kuwait. Tourism in Tunisia. Air pollution in Uganda. Three different countries facing three different challenges. A common thread? Harvard T.H. Chan School researchers working in each setting to understand how environmental factors are impacting the health of the people who live and work in these regions. At a […]

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