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Marvellous Creatures travel to  Toronto

Following its  success at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha last year the internationally acclaimed exhibition Marvellous Creatures: Animals in…

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Editorial

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Egyptian activists turn to social media to secure release of jailed Street Art Group

 

Egyptian activists are using social media to demand the release of five detained members of a satirical street performance group, Awlad…

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Current Affairs

Erdogan is angry that Turkey is being left to shoulder the lion's share of the financial burden

Ankara conference cites skinflints & aid dodgers

Pat Lancaster in Kuwait City

The Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah hit out at the “Conflicts and natural disasters that have left many…

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Islamic State infiltrates Somalia

Somalia has re-entered the international spotlight in recent weeks amidst growing alarm over a new, active Islamic State (IS) presence in East…

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Ditch America, save Aleppo

Nehad Ismail argues that – ‘Saudi Arabia and Turkey must ignore Obama and do the right thing in Syria

The United States is apparently working…

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Sisi warns against “forces of evil” at play

Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi (left),has urged citizens to defend the state and its institutions from what he called the “forces of evil”…

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Regional round-up

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IRAN: still waiting for the post sanctions bonanza

The United States and Iran had little trust in one another when it came to negotiating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Yet, Iran…

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Spain’s Calatrava will design UAE’s Expo 2020 pavilion

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava (right) has won the design competition for the UAE pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. Calatrava’s design, inspired…

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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST ONLINE . . . Egypt Tourism: counting the cost of conflict

By Rhona Wells at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai
Egypt expects to attract 8.6 million tourists this year, down from 9.3 million in 2015,…

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Business

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Moody’s cuts Saudi, Oman, Bahrain debt ratings

Moody’s Investors Service cut its debt ratings for Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain on Saturday while assigning negative outlooks to three…

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Kuwait’s Investment Dar seeks backing for new $2.7bn debt plan

Kuwait’s Investment Dar has offered to hand assets to creditors immediately, a source close to the company revealed, in a bid to win them over to…

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Slow economic growth across Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

Growth forecasts for the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region are being wound back because of political tensions in the region as well…

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News and Views

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U.S. launches Cyberwar on IS

The United States has de­clared cyberwar on the Is­lamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, the first known such attempt to cripple a military force in…

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Dave Rowntree is championing Syrian refugees

Celebrity auction to help Syrian refugees

Raising money for Syrian refugees in association with the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Tirelessly working with the IRC to support Syrian…

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The collective voice of Arab youth must be heard and heeded

The destructive power of despair

As the war against the Is­lamic State (ISIS) inten­sifies, a survey of young Arabs, a major source of recruitment by the ji­hadists, and a trove…

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By sparing Israel, Abbas deepens Palestinian split

The PNA leader seemingly lacks the wisdom or even the desire to understand the priority of uniting his people 
during a time of hardship, and rapid…

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Iran armed forces will aid Yemen

Iranian Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri has dropped a figurative bombshell regarding the conflict in Yemen. The deputy chief of staff of the armed…

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Mosaic

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Fes Festival of World Sacred Music – Sylvia Smith

Each year for more than two decades, the Imperial city of Fes has flaunted its unimpeachable…

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Book review – Trading worlds

Trading Worlds
Afghan Merchants across modern Frontiers
By Magnus Marsden
Published by HurstPrice
$49.50 paperback
ISBN…

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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST ONLINE . . . REVIEW: Told From the Inside

 

By Beverley Andrews

With Syria’s partial truce still holding and Russia’s recent, surprise announcement of its intention to withdraw…

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