Netflix Picks Comedy as Its First Middle Eastern Production

Netflix Picks Comedy as Its First Middle Eastern Production

For their first Middle Eastern production, Netflix has decided to join forces with the popular stand-up comedian, Adel Karam. The show is expected to launch in 2018.     The show has not been named yet, but the Lebanese star is expected to tackle social issue in the Middle East with his great sense of […]

Bringing Middle Eastern Capital to the US Startup Ecosystem: A New Arab Story

Bringing Middle Eastern Capital to the US Startup Ecosystem: A New Arab Story

by Nadine Arab

Strategic investment firm Arab Angel Fund (AAF) has successfully raised an additional $15 million to close its flagship fund at $25 million. If you don’t know what AAF is, let us enlighten you. It is an early stage venture capital firm that focuses on investment opportunities in startups in North America, to help facilitate their […]

This Arab Country Has Been Named Best Country in the World to Live in for Expats

This Arab Country Has Been Named Best Country in the World to Live in for Expats

The World Economic Forum is an international organization for public-private cooperation. It was established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards […]

Abdelrahman Roshdy: Cairokee’s Wild Card Is Now Cairo’s Favorite Sufi Singer

Abdelrahman Roshdy: Cairokee’s Wild Card Is Now Cairo’s Favorite Sufi Singer

We sat down with one of the most promising figures in the music industry, whose fame only projects in his work, talent and belief in what he does. This artist’s name is Abdelrahman Roshdy, who was introduced to the audience by none other than Egypt’s number one band, Cairokee.     Abdelrahman Roshdy performed for […]

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

Within the past several years, a great deal of war, conflict, and sheer tragedy has plagued the Middle East. Specifically, wars have been raging on and on in the countries of Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. Accordingly, pictures of homeless elders, image of school aged children in diasporic circumstances, and realities like disease, hunger, refugee camps, […]

13 Decomposed Bodies of Egyptian Men Found in Libyan Desert

13 Decomposed Bodies of Egyptian Men Found in Libyan Desert

Libyan media outlets reported to Al Arabiya and Khaleej Times, that 13 — or more — decomposed bodies of Egyptian men and their passports were just found in a desert in Libya.     Alwasat news website reported that the bodies of illegal Egyptian migrants were found near Jaghbub Oasis, south of Tobruk. A military source […]

US Bans 8 Muslim Countries from Carrying Large Electronic Devices on Flights

US Bans 8 Muslim Countries from Carrying Large Electronic Devices on Flights

  The Trump administration has decided to ban eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from carrying large electronic devices on planes. The ban only applies for any electronic devices that are bigger than a mobile phone, which will include laptops and tablets. Royal Jordanian, however, have confirmed that phones and medical equipment won’t be banned. […]

Guess Who Won Egypt’s Best Brand Status?

Guess Who Won Egypt’s Best Brand Status?

  This may come as a surprise to some, but it definitely is a given; social media giant Facebook is the most positively perceived brand in Egypt according to global market research company YouGov. This is the second year the social media platform has won the title of Best Brand in Egypt according to the […]

Batala: YouTube Launches New Hub for Female Arab Creators

Batala: YouTube Launches New Hub for Female Arab Creators

Hey Arab women: if you’re a content creator, you now have your very own channel on YouTube. All of you, all together. Yep, that’s right. You can thank YouTube.     Monday, YouTube launched Batala (“Heroine”), a new hub just for female content creators from MENA, with over 100 women featured. The channel already has […]

7 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in the Middle East

7 Off the Beaten Path Destinations in the Middle East

The academic year has just begun, but it won’t hurt if we start thinking of the winter break, would it? We’ve compiled seven underestimated spots in the Middle East that are either not very known or just not busy at that time of the year.     1) Jounieh in Lebanon     The waterfall shown in […]

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