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The Complicated Dynamic of Arab’s Love-Hate Relationship with the Rest of the World



U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry & Arab League Secretary-General Dr. Nabil Elaraby,, Photo by U.S. Department of State, February 19, 2015

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 02:55 a.m. EST, 19 August 2015 MIDDLE EAST – The relationship the Middle East maintains with other global nations is complicated. Whether political relations or social ties, trying to understand the depth of Arab’s love-hate relationship with other countries sometimes seems like an impenetrable task. Without taking into […]

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Russian Billionaire Funds Search For Alien Life


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Stephen Hawking NASA 50th, Photo by NASA HQ Photo

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:45 p.m. EST, 21 July 2015 RUSSIA – Yesterday, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced that he will spend $100 million to further the search for life beyond Earth. His plan, called “Breakthrough Listen,” uses radio telescopes and a handpicked team of scientists to conduct a ten-year search for […]

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Mohed Altrad, a Bedouin Who Flees the Desert, Becomes Billionaire, Wins Coveted 2015 EY Award



Eiffel Eyeful, Photo by IWC Photo

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:08 PM EDT, 19 July 2015 MARSEILLE, France – How many of us could walk through the desert to sit outside of school because we had such a thirst for knowledge? Would you be motivated enough to gaze through a hole in mud and tin roof schoolhouse and stare at […]

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Qatar: Conciliators, Regional Superpower, or Simply Another Wealthy Arab Nation?



Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of Qatar & E.U. High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton in Doha, Qatar, Photo EU-AFP Photo-Osama Faisa

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:26 p.m. EST, 7 June 2015 DOHA, Qatar – An internationally renowned nation which was once known only for its pearl-fishing has become a major global player. Pumping out nearly 2.3 millions of barrels of natural gas a day which gets shipped around the globe as LNG, it […]

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Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?



Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia, Faisal Photography برج المملكة

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]

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