Many young Iraqis in Baghdad make an effort to be hip, even as they admit their country may have no future. In Baghdad "there are very few places for young people" to go, and they feel stifled by "conservative" Iraqi society. People still keep boys and girls apart. 'We'd like to have a bit of support. It would be nice if Iraqi television did a report on us', they say. As for the coronavirus, like 95 percent of Iraq's 40 million people, isn't vaccinated. The number of daily infections is ...
Clashes reported between Thai police and anti-government protesters rallying against the situation in the country ahead of the novel covid-19 pandemic take place. Police used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the protesters and arrested 10 pro-democracy activists in Thailand protests. Moreover, sources revealed protest leader and human rights lawyer Anon Nampa turned himself in on Monday afternoon. Thailand is suffering a new wave of covid-19 as 22,782 daily new cases were reported on August 11th.
It takes determination, self confidence and courage to start your own business, and particularly for a woman in the Middle East where she needs to challenge stereotypes and pave her own path to success. The 10 phenomenal women mentioned in our slideshow today are among Forbes’ “40 women behind Middle Eastern brands” list. These 10 ambitious entrepreneurs not only succeeded in establishing their own businesses, but they also created brands and labels that made a reputation beyond their own countries.
Egyptian farmers and artisans in the Delta Valley are battling to maintain the Pharaonic-era tradition of the papyrus craft. According to sources, an art teacher in the village of Al-Qaramus, was the one who taught farmers in the 1970s, the way to produce paper decorated with ornate drawings and text out of the plant. Experts also revealed that the village and its surroundings, located about 80 kilometres northeast of Cairo, is believed to make up the largest hub of papyrus production in Egypt.
On Saturday, 8 August 2021, Egyptian actress Dalal Abdel Aziz has passed away at the age of 61, as a result of Coronavirus complications, after spending 100 days in the hospital. Veteran comedian, Samir Ghanem, had preceded his wife Dalal Abdel Aziz and died on 20 May 2021. According to medical sources who were supervising Dalal Abdel Aziz's condition, she was not informed of Samir Ghanem's death in order not worsen her health. The late couple has two daughters, actresses Donia, 36, and Amy, 34. Donia Samir Ghanem is married ...
Kawon Bookstore, which started out as a shop on wheels before settling down in a 150-year-old building in 2019, sits on the edge of Madaba’s historic district. Kawon, a socially active bookstore and a cultural space in Madaba, has been promoting the reading culture. When it was first launched, it was the first and only bookstore in town. Now some of the stationary stores have begun to sell books, and some businesses deliver locally, but Kawon (universe) has found its niche, not just selling books but operating a café and ...
By Sally Shakkour On August 4, 2020, Lebanese's lives were changed forever. Over 200 people were killed and 7,500 others were injured in the horrific Beirut's port blast. The port blast was defined as one the of the world's most devastating non-nuclear explosions. A blaze in the hangar 12 caused smoke in the sky as firefighters rushed fast to the spot to turn the fire off; The first explosion reported at 6:07 p.m. was followed by a stronger one 33 seconds later killing all the 10 firefighters. Lebanon is still ...
On August 4th 2020, Lebanon witnessed the world's third largest explosion in the Port of Beirut that killed hundreds of lives, wounded thousands of victims, and left 300,000 of Beirut’s residents homeless. And despite all the challenges and the deteriorating economic situation in Lebanon, a lot of businesses managed to rise from the rubbles and start all over again. Here are 6 businesses that refused to give up and rebuilt themselves after the deadly explosion:
Amid on going conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray area, Eritrean refugees are facing harsh condition to live a normal life as hundreds are looking forward to flee the war-hit region to find peace. Eritrean refugees are terrified to face a new attacks from resurgent rebels, and they are desperate to leave Tigray once and for all. Simon Fikadu has joined the convoy to get out of the Mai Aini camp for Eritrean refugees in Tigray region, where he and his family stayed for 7 years. Tigray conflict is around rebels aligned ...