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Hillary Clinton Is Living Proof That Crime Pays in Spectacular Ways

Riley Waggaman | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

There's something darkly instructive about Chelsea Manning's attempted suicide just a day after the FBI announced that it would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton.

'We Are Ready for Dialogue' Declare Young Arab Voices in Forum in Tunis

Elizabeth Filippouli | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
Elizabeth Filippouli

The first Regional Forum of the Young Arab Voices, co-organized by the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF) and the British Council, gathered in the Tunisian capital more than 80 emerging young leaders from eight Arab countries.

Low Oil Price and Its Impact on FDI in MENA

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

There has been plenty of discussion about the impact of the persistent low oil price on economic performance, employment, and political stability. Less discussed has been its impact on foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

The Arab World Is in Transformation

Mina Al-Oraibi | Posted 01.22.2016 | World
Mina Al-Oraibi

The impact on host communities cannot be underestimated, where one-fifth of Lebanon's population is now made up of Syrians, Jordan has entire towns with Syrians forming the majority of residents, where Libyan refugees struggle to be acknowledged in North African cities.

Israel's Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

Three Rising Tech Hubs Outside U.S. Worth Taking a Closer Look at

Tatiana Krivitskaya | Posted 12.11.2015 | Technology
Tatiana Krivitskaya

Co-authored by Darya Korsak, a tech blogger in search of high-tech gems that are to become next game-changers; a software development trend watcher in...

Two Die In Plane Crash Involving Tom Cruise Movie Crew Members

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment

It was a sad day Friday for Tom Cruise's upcoming movie "Mena." After reportedly hitting rough weather, a small plane assigned to the crew of the film...

What to Do With the World's NEETS?

Jamie McAuliffe | Posted 09.11.2015 | Impact
Jamie McAuliffe

Once the world confirms the Global Goals, the hard work to accomplish them will begin. This is where harnessing the creativity, energy, and passion of young people could help achieve the dual objectives of engaging them productively while also making progress on other important goals.

Prospects of U.S.-Egypt Strategic Relations

Jeremiah J. Bowden | Posted 08.08.2015 | World
Jeremiah J. Bowden

After six years of waiting, the United States and Egypt have rekindled formal strategic dialogue. Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to Cairo symbolizes a rapprochement between the U.S. and one of the key players in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Progress in the Middle East and North Africa

Neil Ghosh | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
Neil Ghosh

While significant development challenges remain in the region, progress is being made in a number of key areas by both governments and local communities.

Are Low Oil Prices Here to Stay?

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

It's often said that you can't get economists to agree on anything. Well, oil economists certainly can't agree on future prices, with commentators suggesting anything from $20 to $200. Seldom has there been such a discrepancy in forecasting, though the median forecasts seem to be somewhere between $60 and $70.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

Women Entrepreneurs Shaking Up the Start-up Scene in the Middle East

Linda Mason | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Linda Mason

It takes a lot of courage to be a true entrepreneur in developing countries. As women entrepreneurs, we face the same challenges that all entrepreneurs face.

Women Entrepreneurs Shaking Up The Start-up Scene In The Middle East

Linda A. Mason | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Linda A. Mason

It takes a lot of courage to be a true entrepreneur in developing countries. As women entrepreneurs, we face the same challenges that all entrepreneurs face.

MENA's Misery Indices, a Story of Economic Failure

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

In my misery index, I calculate a ranking for all countries where suitable data exist. The misery index -- a simple sum of inflation, lending rates, and unemployment rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth -- is used to construct a ranking for 108 countries.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

'Stand Up for What You Care About': The Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

This year the Ajyal Youth Film Festival, in its second edition, is going to be phenomenal, mark my words. The six-day event will kick off with the world premiere of Amber Fares' Speed Sisters, a documentary featuring the stories of Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and Maysoon -- the first all-woman rally-racing team in the Middle East.

Oil - A Question of Economics

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Luay Al Khatteeb

The recent debate over falling oil prices has become an over simplified economic question of supply and demand, ignoring other interrelated economic theories.

Middle East and North Africa: A Fatal Attraction

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

My Misery Index allows us to obtain a clear picture of the current economic situation. The Index is the simple sum of the inflation rate, unemployment rate and bank lending rate, minus per capita GDP growth.

'The Cannes Diaries': A Pre-Festival, Last-Minute Checklist

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

If you're looking for reviews, there are brilliant men and women out there who do it all beautifully. But if you're looking for highlights, fun tidbits and a slightly different way of looking at the grandest film festival in the world, you're in the right place.

Mother's Day From Near and Far

Maryam Zar | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Maryam Zar

On the approach to Mother's Day, there's the frivolous smell of flowers in the air, the spur of reservations abound and the light giggle of moms antic...

The Gulf Should Pivot East and Build the 'New Silk Road'

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

A new multi-polar world has emerged over the past 30 years that has shattered the post-WW II paradigm and structure, and the near hegemony of the US whose economic, financial and military power is waning.

'Middle East Now': Changing the World, One Film at a Time

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Personally, I feel that the elusive "peace" -- along with inseparable companions, justice and equality -- in the region will come out of what one filmmaker calls "artistic resistance."

Fran Mires Talks Rayhein ala Fein, Egypt's Popular Reality Show, at DIFF

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I was a bit skeptical, but in just under ten years, Al Hurra has achieved a great deal in the MENA Region and a grand part of that has been due to the presence of Fran Mires, program developer and television executive for the network.