Egypt Was Just Named the Best Arab Country with International Image

Egypt Was Just Named the Best Arab Country with International Image

By Reem Tolba

  Who knew that Egypt would have the best international image of all Arab countries? Om El Donia just managed to top Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, according to the Nation Brands Index (NBI) survey.   It was reported by Deutsche Welle that Egypt ranked the survey as the 40th best-international-image country […]

Qatar Airways Plane Forced to Land After Wife Discovers Husband’s Affair

Qatar Airways Plane Forced to Land After Wife Discovers Husband’s Affair

By Reem Tolba

  Qatar Airways flight QR-962 had no option but to make an unscheduled landing in Chennai, India after an Iranian woman went ballistic when she discovered that her husband is a cheater.   The family was originally heading to Bali, Indonesia, for a vacation after staying in Doha but was offloaded in Chennai for their quarrel, […]

This Arab City Just Made It on Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the World

This Arab City Just Made It on Top 10 Most Visited Cities in the World

This week, Euromonitor International’s highly anticipated “Top 100 City Destinations Ranking” was presented at the World Travel Market event in London. This year’s report incorporates WTM Global Travel Trends to give further insight on how city destinations are at the forefront of tourism growth and innovation, and how travel trends are born out of the opportunities and challenges […]

King Salman Opens Saudi Border for Qatar Hajj Pilgrims

King Salman Opens Saudi Border for Qatar Hajj Pilgrims

  Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Haj and Umrah has just confirmed that all pilgrims arriving in the Kingdom to perform Umrah from different countries in the world — including those who came from Qatar.   The decision was made by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz who ordered that the border with Qatar be reopened to […]

Vodafone Qatar Changed Its Name to ‘Glorious Tamim’ and Egyptians Are Angry

Vodafone Qatar Changed Its Name to ‘Glorious Tamim’ and Egyptians Are Angry

  Last Thursday, Vodafone Qatar decided to make a drastic action and change its name from Vodafone to Tamim Almajd (Glorious Tamim), in an attempt to show support for Qatar’s emir.     Sadly, the news didn’t sit well with some people as Egyptian customers decided to boycott Vodafone Egypt as a way to defy […]

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

  On Wednesday June 15th, Doha and Washington signed a $12 billion Arms Deal, amidst the ongoing Gulf Crisis. The deal states that the US is to sell Qatar as many as 36  “F-15QA fighter aircraft.”     The Pentagon stated that the deal “will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase […]

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

After several Arab states severed ties with Qatar, Qatar’s concerns for food security became more clear. A Qatari businessman decided to tackle the current fresh milk shortage present in Qatar, by what is considered to be the biggest cattle airlift ever attempted.     Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, is planning to airlift […]

Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

by Farah Andil

In an open Q&A on Reddit, the Middle East’s very own John Stewart answered some of his mega fans’ questions about his private life, his future career plans, his view on the situation in the GCC, and so much more! His recent move “Tickling Giants,” which documents the political timeline of Egypt between the period of 2012-2014, […]

Naguib Sawiris Wants You to Stop Investing in Qatar

Naguib Sawiris Wants You to Stop Investing in Qatar

  Top journalist Richard Quest just interviewed Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris on CNN’s Quest for Business, and it was quite something. They, of course, talked about the hottest topic in the region at the moment, AKA the isolation of Qatar.     Sawiris urged all Egyptians and Arab businessmen to stop investing in Qatar, a country […]

Trump Offers to Help Qatar with Its Regional Conflict

Trump Offers to Help Qatar with Its Regional Conflict

by Farah Andil

President Trump has just changed his stance regarding Qatar, a day after praising Gulf nations for breaking diplomatic ties with Doha, because he’s, well, Trump.   Last Tuesday, he tweeted that he reached an understanding with Middle Eastern leaders regarding the financial source behind terrorism — Qatar.     Trump  also seemed very optimistic regarding Saudi Arabia’s […]

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