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Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad: London exhibition narrates overlooked stories

Ala Younis

 The Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad   exhibition focuses on female artists and architects who have contributed to the Iraqi capital city’s cultural landscape. There are two unique sculptures cum installations in white: one shows leading male architects outside an architectural … Continue reading

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U.S. freeze assets of five companies it accuses of aiding Iran missile programme


US slaps sanctions on Iran Continue reading

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Egypt progressives push for reform

Head of the

Egyptian progressives press for reform Continue reading

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Iran: anti-government protests spread

Returned to power. President Rouhani wins another term of office

Iranian protests spread across the country Continue reading

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Jordan gets Small business boost


The EBRD is partnering with Jordan Commercial Bank (JCB) to support the development of small businesses in Jordan with a US$ 10 million financing package. A US$ 10 million credit line will be used for on-lending to local micro, small and … Continue reading

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Mending fences and building bridges

President Putin (left) is welcomed to Egypt by Egypt's Sisi

On Dec. 11, Russian President Vladimir Putin completed a diplomatic sprint, touring Syria, Egypt and Turkey in just one day. While the latter two visits were announced by the Kremlin beforehand, his detour to the Russian air base in Syria’s Khmeimim was … Continue reading

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Qatar strikes $8 billion jet deal with the UK


Qatar will buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets worth $8bn from the United Kingdom as the Gulf state continues to stock up on high-tech weaponry, according to reports from Al Jazeera. The deal, which represents the  biggest order for Typhoon fighters … Continue reading

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UAE: remains region’s shining light


The UAE maintained its position as the most prosperous country in the Arab world and its residents have had the greatest improvement in living standards anywhere in the world over the past decade, according to the latest prosperity index by … Continue reading

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Ransomed: Prince Miteb pays to go


Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, who was once seen as a serious contender to the kingdom’s throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities, paying more than $1bn, a Saudi official has confirmed. Reuters News Agency … Continue reading

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Cairo anticipates the economic rewards of Hamas-Fatah deal


The  Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas signed on Oct. 12 could have major economic repercussions for Cairo. The agreement comes after a 10-year-long dispute against the backdrop of Hamas’ takeover of the Gaza Strip following its victory in the 2006 legislative elections with 76 … Continue reading

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