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The problem is that the barrier veers significantly off the internationally recognised Green Line border by hundreds of kilometres, gobbling up large swathes of fertile Palestinian land in its wake and decimating the Palestinian economy while trapping thousands of Palestinians between the barrier and the Green Line.
An exhibition titled Samarra – Centre of the World at the Pergamon Museum for Islamic Art, Berlin, celebrates the 100th anniversary of excavations of the site. Exhibits include fragments of murals, stucco carving and wood panelling from palaces, lustreware ceramics, Chinese porcelain illustrative of the city’s far-reaching trade links, and also original excavation photographs. The exhibition closes on 26th May 2013. www.smb.museum
Additionally the Moroccan government’s policies have endeared it to countries such as the UAE, Qatar and Kuwait, all of whom invest in profit-generating schemes in the Kingdom.
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Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan bin Salman became a hero for the Arab world when he became its first … astronaut to travel into space 25 years ago. Today Prince Sultan is the president of his country’s Commission for Tourism & Antiquities is passionate about preserving and promoting his country’s unique heritage.
A year after its launch, last June, Ala, the first fashion publication for conservative Muslim women, has become a mainstream glossy magazine. The monthly is aimed at women in headscarves, with the idea that they too can follow fashion trends. The New Middle East Media Forum launched in London Adnative launched the first Middle East Media forum in London in May, a platform bringing together media owners, idea came from editor, 24-year-old Hulya Aslan, who has first-hand experience of the challenges facing headscarf-wearing women in Turkey. As she says, her insistence on wearing one led her to work in a bank rather than to go to university. According to Turkey’s Economic and Social Studies Foundation, some 60% of women wear some form of hair covering. The magazine’s circulation is only slightly behind that of the Turkish editions of Vogue, Elle and Cosmopolitan.
From Marrakech to Beirut : A look at the growing trend of small boutique hotels as a luxury and atmospheric getaway.