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Electronics Ban Means Unfriendly Skies For Many Travelers

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

A new U.S. policy banning certain electronic devices in the cabin on flights coming from parts of the Middle East and North Africa has already put pot...

Emirates Airline: 'Let Us Entertain' Passengers Who Can't Bring Laptops, Tablets On Planes

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.21.2017 | Politics

One of nine airlines subject to a new rule prohibiting some electronic devices in the cabins of flights to the U.S. responded by offering to entertain...

U.K. To Also Ban Large Electronics On Some Flights From Middle East, Africa

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 03.21.2017 | Home

The threat of terrorism has prompted the United Kingdom to follow the United States’ lead and ban passengers from having electronics larger than a c...

What's Holding Arab Women Back From Achieving Equality?

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women
The Conversation Global

Lina Abirafeh, Lebanese American University No country in the world has achieved full gender equality, but the Arab region – a diverse grouping of...

Report: Trump Offered Vice Admiral Harward National Security Adviser Job

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intellige...

Trump, Putin & Khamenei; Countdown to Confrontation?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.06.2017 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Ominous headlines across the globe trumpet that the Trump Administration and Iran on a collision course. To what end, and for what strategic objectiv...

Appeals Court Shoots Down DOJ Request To Immediately Restore Travel Ban

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics

By Yeganeh Torbati and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court late on Saturday denied a request from the U.S. Department of Just...

And Now For A Completely Different Travel Experience

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.31.2017 | Weird News

If only we were all Saudi princes and could fly in luxury ... with our 80 birds of prey in their seats ... and have nothing to fear from immigration o...

These Are The People Trump Doesn’t Want To Let In

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

The real-life consequences of President Donald Trump’s executive order on Friday banning Syrian refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim n...

Emirates' New Athens Flights: A Sharp Poke in the Eye

Rob Britton | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Emirates' recent announcement that they would begin nonstop flights from Newark to Athens on March 12 struck many Washington aviation experts as remar...

Dubai's Flying Firefighters Battle Blazes With Jetpacks

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.24.2017 | Weird News

Fighting fires in the United Arab Emirates just got a hell of a lot cooler with the introduction of a new firefighting system that includes jet skis a...

Emirates Finally Hits Turbulence

Rob Britton | Posted 01.24.2017 | Business
Rob Britton

Deep in a lengthy Bloomberg Businessweek article on Emirates Airline was a quote that spoke volumes about the airline's strategy and confirmed the cas...

Rich People In The UAE Can't Own Cheetahs Anymore

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green

The United Arab Emirates has outlawed the ownership of wild animals as pets ― ending a favored pastime of some wealthy Emirati, who are fond of post...

Who Is The Real Sheikh Mohammed?

Princess Haya Al Hussein | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Princess Haya Al Hussein

Sheikh Mohammed has given his people a chance to share in the economic prosperity of the overall ship, a chance to benefit, and improve their lot, without being forced to take, because they can see a way to earn that better life.

Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

Here Are The Most Breathtaking New Year's Eve Fireworks From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

At the stroke of midnight, revelers around the world welcomed the new year with a bang. Breathtaking fireworks lit up the night skies from the Las Veg...

The Security and Geopolitical Dimensions of Italy-GCC Relations

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Giorgio Cafiero

Cinzia Bianco is the co-author of this article.* In light of the uncertainty surrounding U.S. foreign policy in the Donald Trump era, the Gulf Cooper...

Subsidized Gulf Airlines Continue To Dump Seats In The U.S.

Rob Britton | Posted 10.24.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

Earlier this month, two of the three massively subsidized, state-owned Gulf airlines announced additional flights to and from the United States.

Surveying Saudi Arabia's Youthful Majority

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.24.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

A video by Saudi youth seeks to promote scientific reasoning and civil discourse. How do Saudi youth view their country's foreign policies, domestic ...

Will Humanity Prevail? Ali F. Mostafa's 'The Worthy' Premieres at the London Film Festival

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.10.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Some people may read books and others listen to the media in times of uncertainty. I turn to cinema to find the answers. Within Ali F. Mostafa's late...

Joy of Exploration: Thoughts From Volunteering With Special Needs Children in Abu Dhabi

Anastasiya Oleksiyenko | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Anastasiya Oleksiyenko

In February-May 2016 I volunteered at the Future Center for Special Needs in Abu Dhabi. The Community Outreach office at my university NYU Abu Dhabi promoted the opportunity and I felt a need to take it, to actively serve the society in which I had been studying for four years.

Pearling in the UAE: New Form, New Art

Anastasiya Oleksiyenko | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Anastasiya Oleksiyenko

www.freeimages.com "We are all from the highest to the lowest slaves of one master, Pearl," such were the words of Mohammed bin Thani, ruler of Doha...

Photographs Capture The Gaping Contrasts In Contemporary Dubai

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home

Dubai, like other cities in the United Arab Emirates, is known for skyscrapers, lavish hotels and massive malls. This Middle Eastern utopia, however, ...

What to Do About Saudi Arabia

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | Home
Joseph Braude

American policymakers share a concern that the Saudi government, Saudi charities, and wealthy Saudi individuals continue to promote extremism around t...

The U.S. Government Breaks Its Own Flight Rules. Again.

Rob Britton | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

For the second time in less than a year, the U.S. government has hired Emirates, a massively subsidized, state-owned airline, to fly federal employees, this time between New York and Milan, Italy.