News & Politics

We scoop up the latest news buzzing all over the world – from breaking stories to behind-the-scenes analysis, above-the-fold headlines to offbeat news, we’ve got you covered in the region and beyond.

Cayan Group Speaks Against Daredevil Act – Legal Action to Take Place

Cayan Group Speaks Against Daredevil Act – Legal Action to Take Place

  A stunt performed by Russian model Viktoria Odintsova, who risked her life for an Instagram photo shoot off Dubai’s Cayan Tower, has been condemned by the owner of the high-rise building.     “Although the Cayan Tower has been periodically used for extreme sports events, in all cases there has been safety, security, and emergency […]

Egypt’s Minister of Education: ‘No One Forced Parents to Enroll Kids in Expensive Schools’

Egypt’s Minister of Education: ‘No One Forced Parents to Enroll Kids in Expensive Schools’

  Every single parent in Egypt is suffering this year. Whether they chose a national or international school for their kids, fees have skyrocketed in the past few months. Everyone has been filing complaints against schools’ illogical and sudden changes. No one sees any kind of legal monitoring and it is extremely disturbing.   Now, we have […]

Magda Malek Becomes First EgyptAir Boeing 777-300 Pilot

Magda Malek Becomes First EgyptAir Boeing 777-300 Pilot

  Women are taking over the world. From mechanics, ministers and chefs to Nobel-prize winners, astronauts and now Egyptian pilots. Magda Malek, actor Ahmed Malek’s sister, is making headlines today for the most impressive reason.     Malek has just been announced as the first ever EgyptAir Boeing 777-300 Pilot. According to Youm7, Malek is a […]

VIDEO: Trumps’ Sons Praise Sheikh Mohammed at Their New Dubai Golf Club

VIDEO: Trumps’ Sons Praise Sheikh Mohammed at Their New Dubai Golf Club

  US President Donald Trump’s eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father’s inauguration.   Despite anger from many Muslim leaders in the US and abroad over the President’s travel […]

Meet Egypt’s First Female Governor

Meet Egypt’s First Female Governor

  Last Thursday, President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, swore in Nadia Ahmed Abdo as the governor of Beheira. Making her the first ever Female in Egypt to hold the position of governor. Having graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1968, Abdo went on to receive her master degree from the University of Alexandria; specializing […]

VIDEO: Russian Model Dangles off a Dubai Skyscraper to Take a Selfie

VIDEO: Russian Model Dangles off a Dubai Skyscraper to Take a Selfie

The video below is not for the weak of heart.

  How far will you go to take that perfect selfie for ‘likes’ and ‘followers’ on Instagram and other social media platforms? Well, this woman would go very, very far.       Viktoria Odintsova, 23, clamboured onto a narrow ledge with no safety equipment whatsoever on the Cayan Tower in Dubai. Yup, she was […]

TEDx Talks Video of Newest Appointed Minister of Education Gives Us Hope in Egypt’s Future

TEDx Talks Video of Newest Appointed Minister of Education Gives Us Hope in Egypt’s Future

  Last Tuesday, the parliament approved a new cabinet reshuffle and nine new ministers were appointed. The most talked about minister so far is the Minister of Education, Tarek Shawki. The schooling system in Egypt has been going down the drain for years. From national curriculum that do not fit a 2017 child, to international schools […]

Young Algerian Woman Joins Forces with IRC to Help Save Lives in Syria

Young Algerian Woman Joins Forces with IRC to Help Save Lives in Syria

If you’re reading this article from your computer or mobile phone in a safe space; it means that you have the chance to be living in a geopolitically stable country. You’re therefore not in the same situation as Syrians living civil war.     One person decided to do something about this. That person is […]

Abdelrahman Ayman Becomes First Egyptian President of AIESEC International

Abdelrahman Ayman Becomes First Egyptian President of AIESEC International

  Last night in The Netherlands at the AIESEC International Presidents Meeting 2017, the world rejoiced as Abdelrahman Ayman, more commonly known as Abdo, became the first Egyptian in history to become the president of AIESEC International.     AIESEC is the world’s largest non-profit youth-run organization in the world. It is an international non-governmental […]

Israel Quietly Withdraws Ambassador from Egypt for ‘Security Reasons’

Israel Quietly Withdraws Ambassador from Egypt for ‘Security Reasons’

  With everyone in Egypt focusing on the economic crisis, Israel quietly withdrew its ambassador, David Govrin, for “security concerns.” Israeli officials told The Telegraph that they hope Govrin will be able to return to his post soon.   Israel’s lead security agency, Shin Bet, said “Due to security concerns the return of the Foreign […]

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