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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 […]

Orwell prize 2016’s longlist dominated by Middle East’s politics

Orwell prize 2016’s longlist dominated by Middle East’s politics

Britain’s prestigious award for political writings, Orwell Prize, has announced its longlist of 2016. The prize which approaches George Orwell’s ambition to “make political writing into an art,” is dominated by political books on the Middle East for this round. Though the books are mainly by European and American authors, the focus of most of […]

Middle East’s first Hallyu festival in Abu Dhabi

Middle East’s first Hallyu festival in Abu Dhabi

According to “CJ Entertainment”, a Korean music company, their upcoming K-con festival for Korean culture “Hallyu” is going to be held on 25th March in Abu Dhabi’s “The Arena” open auditorium in UAE. The festival will include Kpop performances and other activities that would enable fans to enjoy Korean culture and what it offers including […]

European Parliament to vote on genocide in Middle East

European Parliament to vote on genocide in Middle East

The European Parliament is set to vote on a resolution addressing the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq. “What we witness in the Middle East is clearly genocide aimed at the destruction of Christians and other religious minorities. This vote gives the European Parliament the opportunity either to respond appropriately […]

Sweden and Finland plan to deport thousands of migrants

Sweden and Finland plan to deport thousands of migrants

Finland joined Sweden on Thursday in announcing plans to deport tens of thousands of failed asylum seekers in a bid to contain the migrant crisis. As at least 31 more people died attempting to reach the European Union, the two Nordic countries are both struggling to cope with an influx of refugees and migrants fleeing misery […]

Finalists announced for 2016’s Nature edition of ‘The Middle East Emergent Designer Prize’

Finalists announced for 2016’s Nature edition of ‘The Middle East Emergent Designer Prize’

Celebrating the success of the Middle East Emergent Designer Prize by Van Cleef & Arpels, the four finalists have been announced in the fourth edition. In collaboration with Tashkeel and Design Days Dubai, High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels hosted the conference at their flagship Dubai Mall boutique today. Through an overwhelming response of […]

Muslim youth believe ISIS and Al-Qaeda distort Islam

Muslim youth believe ISIS and Al-Qaeda distort Islam

According to a recent poll conducted by “Zogby Research Services,” a majority of Arab Muslims youth see the actions of extremists such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam’s teachings. The poll included 5,374 young Muslim men and women from the Middle East and North Africa also found that many blame corruption and repressive governments […]

Lebanese singer calls for peace in latest release

Lebanese singer calls for peace in latest release

  Lebanese-born soul singer, Rouba, released the first recording in over 2 years since her debut album release in the fall of 2013. The emotional cover of “Imagine” by John Lennon was recorded in collaboration with renowned Oud musician Kamal Musallam who has become widely recognized for his jazzy interpretation of the ancient oriental instrument […]

Dolce & Gabbana launches Islamic fashion line

Dolce & Gabbana launches Islamic fashion line

Following in the footsteps of H&M’s recruiting a veiled Muslim model and DKNY launching a Ramadan collection in 2014, Dolce & Gabbana became the next high-end fashion corporation to embrace the Islamic-styled clothes, releasing their line of hijabs and abayas (long dresses for Muslim women). The collection was featured on Style.com Arabic website, Stefano Gabbana’s personal […]

Orthodox of the world celebrate Christmas

Orthodox of the world celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians over the world are celebrating Christmas on January 7, 2016, according to the Julian calendar. Communities from Europe to the Middle East are celebrating the day, each with their own unique traditions, almost two weeks after the most western celebrations. In Egypt, where orthodox make up around 90% of Egyptian Christians, they break their 43-day fast […]

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