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Egyptians on a hijacked plane: what troubled them the most?

Egyptians on a hijacked plane: what troubled them the most?

Egypt’s state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram got in touch with one of the Egyptians who were on board the EgyptAir hijacked flight, which landed on Cyprus, as he recounted his experience and the reactions he witnessed from other passengers. Abdallah El-Ashmawy, a doctor and assistant lecturer at the University of Alexandria, described the “painful experience” as “a […]

“TseTse Fly Middle East” presents experimental music & sound art

“TseTse Fly Middle East” presents experimental music & sound art

In association with the Maraya Art Centre, “TseTse Fly Middle East” will curate an evening of sound art and experimental music on Al Noor Island, Sharjah on 1st April 2016. The evening event will feature a selection of curated sound art with visuals that will be projected onto a screen on the island, followed by […]

Hijacked EgyptAir plane lands in Cyprus

Hijacked EgyptAir plane lands in Cyprus

An EgyptAir plane has been hijacked and has landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus. Egypt’s Ahram Newspaper reported that that this flight was intended as an internal flight from Burj Al-Arab airport in Alexandria to the capital Cairo. Egyptian government reports that the plane was taken over by at least one armed hijacker. They asked for […]

“Descendants of the Sun” achieves international success

“Descendants of the Sun” achieves international success

“Descendants of the Sun” is the latest Korean drama to achieve an international success and overseas recognition, having only aired 10 episodes of the intended 16. The drama tells the story of Yoo Si Jin, a captain of the special forces in the military, and Dr. Kang Mo Yeon, and the romance they attempt in […]

International conflict over Palmyra’s restoration

International conflict over Palmyra’s restoration

UN’s cultural body and experts said they’re very doubtful the destruction caused to Palmyra’s ancient monuments during its occupation by the Islamic State group can be repaired. These statements come after Russia annoucning their retreat. “Everyone is excited because Palmyra has been ‘liberated’, but we should not forget everything that has been destroyed,” said Annie […]

Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to cut 500 jobs

Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera to cut 500 jobs

On its 20th anniversary, Broadcaster Al-Jazeera said on Sunday that it is to shed around 500 jobs, most of them at its Qatar headquarters, as part of a “workforce optimisation initiative”. Al-Jazeera said that after a management review it was “expected that around 500 positions worldwide will be impacted, the majority of which are in […]

Middle East Film & Comic con announces their A-list guests

Middle East Film & Comic con announces their A-list guests

Middle East Film & Comic con announced their second wave of A-list guests for comics and movies lovers. The con returns for its fifth year in 7th April and is expected to run until 9th April 2016, and the guest list they announced so far is garnering attention. The con is close to achieving its […]

International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

International NGOs condemn Egypt’s crackdown on rights groups

The United Nations and 14 global rights groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty urged Egypt to drop a renewed investigation of rights activists that has also strained ties with Washington. “Egypt’s civil society is being treated like an enemy of the state, rather than a partner for reform and progress,” Amnesty said in a […]

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

Saudi film festival paving the way to cinema in Saudi Arabia

The third Saudi film festival is set to open Thursday 24th March, featuring 70 productions in competitions, amid hopes the conservative kingdom may finally allow public cinemas. The festival which is sponsored by kingdom’s Society for Culture and Arts is modest compared to other film festivals in the regions as Saudi Arabia bans cinemas and other […]

Brussels attack believed to provoke action against Muslims

Brussels attack believed to provoke action against Muslims

Experts believe that with the Brussels attack and the actions by government there is bound to be a provoked overreaction against Muslim community. “The likely purpose of the attack is twofold: First, to erode the confidence of the citizens in their government’s ability to protect them; secondly, to provoke an overreaction against the Muslim community […]

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