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Moroccan Global Alliance: An Elite Network Set On Transforming Morocco

Selective networks across the world are nothing scarce, from the dark Skull & Bones in Yale University to more transparent groups such as Kairos Society, they come in all sorts of flavours and degrees of openness. Yet, what these usually tend…

Cybersecurity in the Middle East: You’re Not As Safe As You Think

You go online, start shopping on on E-commerce site or open an online banking account with your financial institution, and a week later you find abnormal purchases made through your card or paid service signups under your name. This is…

The Golden Age Of Aviation: Emirates Strikes Back At US Airlines With Brilliant Ad (Video)

Dubai based carrier Emirates Airlines, the global aviation superpower accused of receiving government subsidies by US based carriers, has struck back with a brilliant ad lashing out against the current state of aviation. Titled Golden Age, the ad goes back in…

Ramadan: The Ultimate Guide To The Islamic Holy Month

Muslims around the world are preparing for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. From waking up in the early hours for a quick bite and sip of water, to the waiting – date in hand – for the seconds to…

Donald Trump Has Officially Announced His Run For President In 2016

HARD as it may be to believe, Donald Trump’s announcement on June 16th that he is running for president as a Republican is the first time that the property tycoon and media bon vivant has launched an official campaign. Mr Trump…

The All New BMW 7 Series: Driving Luxury (Video)

Slick, luxurious, elite, and fills you with confidence. It’s the all new BMW 7 Series! The new masterpiece goes head on against Audi’s and Mercedes’ new luxury cars, making it quite a hard choice for many to decide which baby…

Photographer Turns His Lens To Give An Inside Look Into The Syrian And Iraqi Conflicts

How much do you know about what’s going on the ground in Iraq and Syria? Who is fighting who? Can you put a face on the conflict? Why does a Kurdish female militia group take up arms and fight? Why do…

How Do You Actually Cancel A Football World Cup Tournament?

It has never been done before and no defined procedure for doing it exists but, in theory, withdrawing the right to host a World Cup from a host nation should be an easy thing to do. Football has been in…

Zara’s Owner Has Passed Warren Buffett To Become The World’s Second-Richest Man

Amancio Ortega, the Spanish fast-fashion baron behind Zara—known for peddling cheap, trendy items like $15 crop-tops—has surpassed Warren Buffett to claim the title of world’s second-richest person. His net worth, according to Bloomberg, is $71.5 billion compared to Buffett’s $70.2 billion—although Buffett…

World Cup 2022: Qatar Says No Lives Lost On World Cup Construction Sites

The Qatari government has issued a firm defence in response to a Washington Post article last week that claimed 4,000 migrant workers are likely to die while working on 2022 World Cup sites in Doha, and that 1,200 have already…

In Defence Of Sepp Blatter: You May Not Be Perfect, But Neither Are We

You know what’s more ignoble than being corrupt or having flaws and drawbacks, it’s being shamed for one’s faults and disregarded for one’s accomplishments. It is with a global euphoria that the world received the resignation of sepp blatter, and…

FIFA Scandal: 5 Big Ways FIFA Screwed Up

It’s not like we needed another reason to realise how messed up FIFA is, but what’s striking is that even in the midst of corruption allegations, arrests, worldwide condemnation and money laundering, FIFA -or should we say Sepp Blatter- is…

iApocalypse: This Arabic Text Is Said To Cause iPhones To Literally Crash

iPhone users have discovered a mysterious bug that causes their phone to shut down when they text a particular string of Arabic text. When the offending Arabic text is entered, the phone will crash and reboot within seconds. The iMessage…

Khloé Kardashian Stirs Controversy During Visit To Dubai Mall

US reality TV star Khloé Kardashian has courted controversy during her visit to Dubai by donning a niqab and hijab during a visit to a mall in the city. Kardashian, who was visiting the city for the beauty seminar ‘Mane…

The FIFA Scandal: FIFA Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges

Swiss law enforcement arrested FIFA officials on May 27 in Zurich at the Baur au Lac hotel on federal corruption charges that include racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud. Matt Apuzzo, Stephanie Clifford and William K. Rashbaum of the New York…

The 11 Things You Might Not Have Known About Google

The 11 Things You Might Not Have Known About Google

Google wasn’t always the world’s third most valuable brand. Long before it was a go-to verb, it was an obedient digital dog, merely finding and retrieving stuff, playing fetch for Internet users over and over again. Eventually the little G —…

#RamadanVacation: Why We Don’t Need 10 Days Off For Ramadan

On the FNC agenda last week was a proposal to make the last 10 days of Ramadan public holidays. Musabeh Al Ketbi (Sharjah) wanted to discuss the idea with Hussein Al Hammadi, the Minister of Education and the chairman of…

Revealed: Qatar’s First Water Park Residential Tower

A Qatari developer has announced plans to build the country’s first water park inside a residential tower in Doha. Amwaj Suites and Residences will include several swimming pools, an artificial wave pool and water rides at the base of a…

Rough Times? Dubai’s Atlantis Lays Off Staff Due To ‘Market Dynamics’

Rough Times? Dubai’s Atlantis Lays Off Staff Due To ‘Market Dynamics’

Atlantis the Palm has laid off 27 of its employees as a result of changes in their staffing structure and ‘market dynamics’, Gulf News reported. A spokesperson from Atlantis, The Palm said that none of the front desk or staff who are…

The Most Powerful Man In Sports Is Making Money Off Slave Labor

This week’s shocking news out of the wild world of pre-World Cup Qatar was really no shocker at all. The BBC reported four of its employees, who’d recently been covering the state of worker’s conditions in the gulf nation’s capital of Doha,…