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100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration is nothing to celebrate.

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 British involvement in Palestine is, for the most part, a stain on the UK’s history which is why any plans to celebrate the events of 2017, when Lord Arthur Balfour (above), signed his infamous declaration are not only misguided but … Continue reading

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From the BBC: A fascinating report on Arab women cartoonists

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Female Arab cartoonists challenge authority By Severine Dieudonne & Naomi Scherbel-Ball BBC News In some Arab countries women still have to ask permission from a male relative to get a passport, marry or leave the country. Although the practice of “male … Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST ONLINE . . .Canamara – a unique investment opportunity

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Investing in innovation Pat Lancaster talks to Karl Rollke, President and CEO of Canamara, the Canadian based titanium-mining company that plans to take the world’s metals markets by storm Middle East investors are being invited to participate in an exciting … Continue reading

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From Calligraphy to Calligraffiti: 50 artists in your living room

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Signs of Our Times: From Calligraphy to Calligraffiti is a beautifully produced coffee table book which provides the reader with the opportunity to review an exhibition of the work of fifty artists – who have used Arabic or Persian script … Continue reading

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QABOOS: Peace prize material?

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Sultan Qaboos for Nobel peace prize Continue reading

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Multi-million dollar Saudi companies pledge to pay impoverished workers soon

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The Saudi Arabian Binladin Construction Group has started repaying pending salaries to its workers, the kingdom’s Labour and Social Development minister Mufrej Al Haqabani has said. The minister also stated that the company – which has been struggling financially – will … Continue reading

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TUNISIA: Bourguiba Returns

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Thirteen years after his death, Habib Bourguiba has returned to the avenue that bears the late president’s name in downtown Tunis. The statue depicting Bourguiba on horse­back was reinstalled on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in a  ceremony held earlier this month … Continue reading

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

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  Egyptian activists are using social media to demand the release of five detained members of a satirical street performance group, Awlad el-Shawarea, whose video clips mocked the president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi. The activists posted pictures on Facebook of themselves … Continue reading

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New EU dynamics could unsettle the world

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Within the UK debate over whether Britain is better of in Europe or out of the EU alliance continues to rage. Journalist Mustapha Karkouti writes in Gulf News how he believes that if Britain decides to opt out of the … Continue reading

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€900 million refugee crisis package

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The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD),  is joining international efforts to tackle the refugee crisis caused by the civil war in Syria with a financing package that could be worth €900 million to support private sector and infrastructure … Continue reading

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