Meet Cairo's Zabaleen - the "Garbage People" coping with their city's waste problem
Turning waste into wealth with Cairo's garbage people
Here, in the myriad of urban slums and the modern and endlessly expanding suburbia, approximately 18 million people generate more than 15,000 tones of waste every day, making Cairo one of the most polluted and dirtiest cities in the world. The government has so far been very inefficient in tackling this environmental situation, which also has negative spillover effects on public health and the local economy. The city is constantly growing, and so is its garbage problem.
Source: Your Middle East
Salma Hayek's animated film, "The Prophet," is a breath of fresh air
Salma Hayek’s production of the animated film The Prophet is bringing Middle Eastern poetry to Western audiences at last. The film is based on a collection of poems by the same name, written by Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran.
Coming on the heels of recent orientalist depictions of the Middle East in best-selling movies like American Sniper and Argo, Hayek’s film turns the spotlight on a book that has long been the source of pride for many in the region.
The world's sexiest nationalities
Yesterday, The Huffington Post published an article titled “The World's Sexiest People Are Armenian Women And Irish Men,” which is based on the results of a survey that was conducted by MissTravel, a destination dating website.