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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 […]

“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” banned in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia

“Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” banned in Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia

Egypt became the third Arab country to ban Qatari website”Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” website operated from London, after Saudi Arabia and UAE. Saudi Arabia and UAE had previously announced they’d be banning and blocking the website accusing it of “spreading lies and distorting facts in news dealing with affairs in the two countries.” “Al-Araby Al-Jadeed” announced on […]

Marijuana laws take a new turn in Middle East

Marijuana laws take a new turn in Middle East

Recently Mexico became one of the few countries to legalize marijuana cultivation and possession, joining Bangladesh, Colombia, Uruguay, and others. But in some regions, most specifically the Middle East, there is a set of strict laws when it comes to cannabis possession or cultivation. Marijuana or cannabis is not specifically banned in Islam but its effects have been […]

Morocco postpones opening of world’s largest solar power plant

Morocco postpones opening of world’s largest solar power plant

Morocco has postponed without explanation the inauguration of Noor-1, a solar power plant due to open Sunday 27th December in Ouarzazate, part of what will eventually be the world’s largest solar power production facility. According to AFP, the communications agency that organised the inauguration on behalf of Moroccan solar energy agency Masen gave no reasons for […]

Christians and Muslims celebrate Christmas and Mawlid together

As the end of 2015 approaches, both Muslims are celebrating “Mawlid Al-Nabwi” and Christians celebrating Christmas at the same time. It can be apparent for example in this photo from Jordan, as a Muslim religious leader offering his best wishes to a priest on the occasion of Christmas in Abdali in Amman. The photo was posted […]

A new series of short film portraits focusing on Dubai-based artists

A new series of short film portraits focusing on Dubai-based artists

Drawdeck’s second episode in the three-part series, ‘Art Of One’, has officially been released online. The series of short film portraits unearth the stories and inspirations behind some of the most exciting artists based in the UAE. Presented by Drawdeck, in collaboration with DP Thomas Simon, the series focuses on three individuals to uncover where it […]

‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ concludes in Hong Kong with UAE winner

‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ concludes in Hong Kong with UAE winner

  Infiniti, one of the region’s fastest growing premium automotive brands, has today announced the conclusion of  ‘Infiniti Speed Pitching’ announcing Thea Myhrvold with TeachMeNow.com as the winner of the $US40,000 in seed funding for her business. The programme in Hong Kong, closes out what started in the Middle East and called on participants had […]

TV5MONDE Style TV channel launches across the Middle East

TV5MONDE Style TV channel launches across the Middle East

TV5MONDE Style HD, which showcases the French finesse in its best form, is now available with the most popular channel providers in the Middle East. “Our new thematic channel broadcasts magazine shows, documentaries and short programs either supplied by our partner channels or produced /initiated by TV5MONDE. With subtitles available in English, Arabic and traditional and […]

Arabs traits, two sides of religious faith

Arabs traits, two sides of religious faith

Middle Eastern and Arabs have become known to have their own characteristics and traits. Whether these characteristics were bad or good, Arab people have a set of characteristics that distinguish them, some they want to change and others they want to acquire. In 6th December episode of KBS’ World Radio Arabic show “Listeners’ Letters”, the host […]

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