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A Woman's Work: Powering Up in the MENA Region

Leena Al Olaimy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Leena Al Olaimy

The Middle East and North Africa region represents a wildly diverse variety of cultures, customs, religions and political groups. And the relationship...

MENA Healthcare Needs to Go Mobile

Jamil Wyne | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Jamil Wyne

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should take advantage of its mobile penetration and entrepreneurial activity to improve its healthcare systems.

Ousted Egypt President Detained

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB and TONY G. GABRIEL | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian doctor at a field hospital says at least 16 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been killed near a Cairo dem...

Taking the Scare out of Scarceonomics

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.25.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

So, what does the scarceonomics of food, water, energy, and other critical commodities mean for governments, economies, investors, and consumers? If we apply some lessons learned and a little ingenuity, the prospects could be positive.

Tackling the crux of the matter

Nafez Al Dakkak | Posted 09.08.2013 | Impact
Nafez Al Dakkak

Let me state the obvious. The employment process is broken. It is especially broken in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where the region continues to lead the world in the percentage of youth not on the path to a stable career.

The Israeli in the Middle (East)

Narkis Alon | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Narkis Alon

I am shouting this statement for the entire world to hear: It is so bizarre to be declared the enemy of someone you have never met, just because of where he was born.

Aflamnah: Looking for Crowdfunding in the Arab World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Started in July of 2012 by husband and wife team Vida Rizq and Lotfi Bencheikh, Aflamnah -- which simply translated means "our films" in Arabic -- is a platform much like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but with a simple twist.

Is CSR the Substitute for Government?

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Mehrunisa Qayyum

While corporate Social Responsibility programs might actually tackle important problems, like health, education, or telecommunications' infrastructure development, does this blurring line between citizen and consumer give large corporations a louder voice too?

Women in the Middle East Take Control of Family Businesses

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Rahilla Zafar

During Dubai's financial crisis, unlike many other companies, Diamond Line didn't let any staff go or try to renegotiate lower salaries.

Courageous Community Broadcasters Get Push in Cairo

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Young, courageous and entrepreneurial Arab broadcasters are not waiting for government change.

MBA Students: How Would You Solve Unemployment in the Middle East & North Africa?

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 04.23.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

How would you feel if one of your courses tested your entrepreneurial skills abroad by requiring you to set up a business in one of the Middle Eastern or North African countries? Would you be up for the challenge?

Do the People of the MENA Prefer Dictators Over Democracy?

Holly Dagres | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Holly Dagres

As demonstrated with Egypt, change is in continuum and it will be some time before Egyptians get the democracy they strived for in the past two years. Do not allow the people who long for the past to get in the way of the future -- keep moving forward.

Small Business Tips to Fight Holiday Stress

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 01.29.2013 | Small Business
Mehrunisa Qayyum

I would like to think that one of the advantages in being a small business is the ability to flexibly adjust with the setbacks. On top of that, the holidays are here with stress... but may be an opportunity for the resourceful.

Women Leaders of the Middle East: Leena Al Olaimy, Helping MENA Find Its Green Side

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Women like Leena Al Olaimy are helping shape the future of the Middle East. In addition to her consulting work, she plays a key role in working with youth.

Am I the Native Under Your Magnifier? I Need a Job, Not a Dissection!

Amina Semlali | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Amina Semlali

Youth in the Middle East and North Africa need to succeed in a "double transition": first, they need to obtain relevant skills and credentials that make them employable, and second, they have to find a job in a notoriously non-meritocratic labor market.

U.S. Expectations Must Change in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.10.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Some foreign policy wonks in the U.S. still cling to the notion that in spite of everything that has happened over the past 15 months in the Middle East and North Africa, it will be possible to continue with business as usual.

Tech Explosion Springs Into Cairo

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 12.18.2011 | World
Rahilla Zafar

The knowledge of digital, whether it's web or mobile, is important because it is moving the region towards a knowledge economy and it's giving people very valuable skills.

Global Investment Banks Cutting Back Middle Eastern Operations

Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

(RACHNA UPPAL and DINESH NAIR, Reuters) - Leading global investment banks, including Credit Suisse AG (CSGN.VX), are cutting research staff in the...

G8 Support for a Tunisian Plan

Elyès Jouini | Posted 07.19.2011 | World
Elyès Jouini

Tunisia has the potential to be one of the most attractive and fastest growing economic centers of the Mediterranean. But without immediate and sizable help from the international community, it will not survive.

Life Imitating Art: How Cairo 678 Forecasted the Lara Logan Incident

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Cairo 678 is an important film -- one all women should watch and all men should pay attention to.

A Century of Giving Back

Queen Rania al Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Queen Rania al Abdullah

Her face has been kissed by Time. Every crease and line around her eyes records a moment in her life, like the delicate rings in a tree trunk. With what little she has, she still gives what she can. She is Um Fawaz, from a village in Jordan.

Drugs, Guns and Gold: The Criminal Scourge of the Developing World

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

Mubarak's fortune points to a story behind the story. It is yet another example of the ease with which corrupt, criminal, and commercially tax-evading money can be hidden.

Egypt Bus Crash Kills 8 Americans

AP | SALAH NASRAWI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — A tour bus slammed into a truck in southern Egypt on Sunday, killing eight Americans and injuring 21 others in the latest fatal crash in...

Transforming the GCC, The Coming Tide: Middle East Infrastructure Spend

Faisal Ghori | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Faisal Ghori

The first sight to greet travelers to Saudi Arabia upon exiting King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh is no longer a dusty desert dotted with th...

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.