iOS app Android app

Mena

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

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 04.15.2014 | 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 04.08.2014 | 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.

How to Move Up in Egypt

Kamal Abdoun | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Kamal Abdoun

My name is Kamal Abdoun and I am 24 years old. I was born in Sharkia, Egypt. I live with 5 family members, and have a younger brother and sister.

How Do You Get A Job After A Revolution?

Ibrahim Sobhi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Ibrahim Sobhi

I am Ibrahim Sobhi, 24 years old, born in a city in the middle delta of Egypt called ElSanta.

Catalyzing Employment Opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa: Enhanced Interventions by the Private Sector

Samer Khoury | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Samer Khoury

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region suffers from severe youth unemployment that is further compounded by a talent mismatch between the demands of job creators and the supply of human capital that is too often trained with irrelevant content and outdated methods at stagnant centers of higher education.

What University Doesn't Teach: Making Our Education Meaningful in Tunisia

Zied Dahmani | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Zied Dahmani

My name is Zied Dahmani. I am a Tunisian Civil Engineer. Actually, I am working with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) in Qatar as a site civil engineer in Lusail Stadium Project for the Handball World Cup 2015.

Is the Turkish-Israeli Rapprochement for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The two states' shared economic and security interests have created an unusual dynamic that permits both to extend an open hand, as well as a clenched fist.

Impossible to I'M POSSIBLE: What Can Happen When Yemeni Women Work

Haifa Almaqtari | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Haifa Almaqtari

My name is Haifa Almaqtari and I am 26 years old. I was born in Hodeidah in Yemen, in a big family of nine members. In a city like Hodeidah, life is difficult.

The Real Arab Spring Is About Women and Economic Development

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

Despite much improvement in women's status over the last few decades, women still own only 1 percent of the world's wealth, earn only a 10 percent share of global income, and occupy just 14 percent of leadership positions in the private and public sector, despite making up more than half of the world's population.

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.