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Permanent Seat for UAE MoI on #WePROTECT International Advisory Board

In recognition of its security and police work in the field of child protection, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior (MoI) was awarded a permanent seat on the #WePROTECT International Advisory Board (IAB). With this accolade, the UAE, represented by the MoI,…

All You Need To Know About The Prestigious Venice Internship Programme & The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia

The National Pavilion United Arab Emirates (UAE) la Biennale di Venezia has appointed Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture at the United Arab Emirates University, as the curator for the UAE’s participation in the 15th International Architecture Exhibition at la…

LaunchScale: A Snapshot of The Startup Scene in San Francisco

According to Angel List, there are over 11000 startups in San Francisco. That is as much as the startups in Oceania, Africa, and South America combined. In one city. So, what a better way to experience the vibe than attend one…

High Stakes and Global Waste: One Promising Strategy Toward a Sustainable Future

I looked on with keen interest as world leaders clashed at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City over an appropriate course of action in the Syrian theater of war, its refugee crisis, ISIL and other ongoing…

Chat with Dr. Sayd Farook: Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship and The Dubai Startup Ecosystem

The UAE today is a hub for entrepreneurship, finance, islamic banking, arts and everything in between. It can get messy at times to understand and appreciate the importance of the emirates as a global power player and trendsetter, so it is only fair…

VUL9 Security Solutions: How A Startup Is Trying To Build A Safer Cyberspace In The Middle East

Ashley Madison, Sony, the US government, Iran Nuclear Centrifuges and ARAMCO facilities in Saudi Arabia. These are just a few of the high profile targets that have been hacked in the past and that reminds us all how vulnerable the…

Donald Trump Is The Right Guy For The Job And Here Is Why

Politics has never been this interesting or entertaining since Ronald Reagan, and judging from the growing interest in the presidential race and the plethora of candidates that would make any news channel salivate lining up the GOP field, we can’t help but admire…

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…

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…

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…

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…

#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…