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Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction

Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction

“Middle-East-Map” from Flickr user: Amy Statton On this week’s program we have “Middle East Myth or Reality: Separating Fact from Fiction” presented by the Alaska World Affairs Council. This conversation features John Moore, a 20-year veteran of public, private, and non-profit organizations throughout the Islamic world, and Lt. Col. Ty […]

Agrana Nile Fruits brings new beverage solutions to Middle East & African markets

Agrana Nile Fruits brings new beverage solutions to Middle East & African markets

10 Aug 2018 — Agrana Nile Fruits has inaugurated a new production line for tailor-made beverage compounds, specifically targeting markets in the Middle East and North Africa. The joint project with Austria Juice, a sister company of the Agrana Group, is a successful endeavor of installing highest quality standards and the innovation drive […]

Middle East authors face visa ban from major UK literary festival

Middle East authors face visa ban from major UK literary festival

Prominent authors from the Middle East face exclusion from one of the world’s leading literary festivals under the UK’s tougher visa regulations. Organisers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which opens on Saturday, say about a dozen authors from the region and Africa had their applications for short term visit visas rejected by UK authorities. […]

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

SoftBank-Backed Vertical Farm Is Opening Middle Eastern Facility

A vertical-farming startup backed by Masayoshi Son’s Vision Fund is building its first overseas outpost — in the United Arab Emirates. Plenty Inc. plans to start selling locally grown produce, including kale and other leafy greens, to communities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai early next year. The startup, which has a farm in its hometown […]

Shocking details revealed about 'Bashar's slaughterhouse'

Shocking details revealed about 'Bashar's slaughterhouse'

The Syrian-Turkmen opposition leader, Tarik Solak, described suffering in Sednaya Military Prison in Rif Dimashq, known as the “Human Slaughterhouse.” He mentioned that at least half a million Syrians are still in the regime cells under inhumane detention conditions. This revelation came during his interview with Anadolu News Agency on the situation of detainees in the […]

Iraq protesters block roads leading to Basra oil field

Iraq protesters block roads leading to Basra oil field

Hundreds of protesters from the province of Basra blocked off roads leading to the West Qurna oil field on the ninth consecutive day of their protests, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news site reported. Activist Imad Hameed told the news site that “the Iraqi security forces are trying to open the roads, but the protestors have insisted their […]

International schools market in Middle East sustains momentum

International schools market in Middle East sustains momentum

DUBAI — The premium, English-language international schools market continues to expand across the Middle East, showing no signs of slowing down despite challenging economic conditions. According to the latest data from ISC Research, released ahead of the forthcoming IPSEF Middle East Forum in Dubai, the number of international schools in the region has grown from […]

Israeli Druze hold mass rally in Tel Aviv to protest Jewish nation-state law

Israeli Druze hold mass rally in Tel Aviv to protest Jewish nation-state law

Israeli Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Muafak Tarif, center, arrives at Tel Aviv rally on Saturday (AFP) Israeli Druze and their supporters massed in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday night to protest against a new law they say makes them second-class citizens. The nation-state law, which passed last month and is part of Israel’s so-called […]

How an American Catholic organization has helped persecuted Middle East Christians

How an American Catholic organization has helped persecuted Middle East Christians

Most people know that Christians in the Middle East have recently endured severe persecution at the hands of ISIS. But most people don’t know that, for years, a brotherhood of men have been quietly and vigilantly working behind the scenes on behalf of those Christians. These men are the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic […]

Middle East by Southwest: Rahim Alhaj

Middle East by Southwest: Rahim Alhaj

Middle East by Southwest: Rahim Alhaj Master oud player Rahim Alhaj takes the stage at SITE Santa Fe (1606 Paseo de Peralta) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Born in Baghdad, Alhaj started playing the oud at age nine and went on to earn degrees in Arabic literature and musical composition. “Music can make us […]