Hundreds register to run in Lebanese Interior Ministry race!

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As of midnight on Tuesday, nearly 1,000 candidates had registered with the Interior Ministry to run in the upcoming  and long-delayed parliamentary elections scheduled for May 6. The estimated 1,000 candidates represent the highest in the history of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, and provides the cash-strapped state treasury an unexpected windfall of  USD$5.28 million from fees […]

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Experiencing the Polar Vortex first hand

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Effects of the earth’s Polar Vortex polar air masses have been attributed to causing extremely cold weather patterns causing sub-freezing temperatures in U.S. cities like New York City, Chicago, and even as far south as northern Florida. The unusual cold weather phenomenon has also been said to have caused deep freeze conditions in the Middle East; including a […]

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Running on empty – Israel’s deteriorating water crisis

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Having adequate fresh water supplies in most of the Middle East has always been a serious issue. This includes ideas like dragging an iceberg from Antarctica to the Arab Gulf for drinking water. More practical fresh water procurement projects involve the use of massive desalination plants, such as those in Saudi Arabia  Another Mid East country, Israel, […]

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Dubai designer invites us to #FollowMeToSyria

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Dubai-based designer Siba Mohtadi is using social media to open minds and hearts to her war-weary homeland, the  Syrian Arab Republic. Mohtadi posts images on her Instagram account #FollowMeToSyria that illustrate still-beautiful Syria, where hotels and cafes are open for business, people go about their daily lives, and nature thrives, in spite of war and […]

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The 5 Best Battery Saving Apps for Android

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While it may not be the most glamorous part of your smartphone, the battery is arguably one the most important. Without a powerful and long-lasting battery it’s almost impossible to leverage the modern smartphone’s full range of features. If you want to access the most immersive online games through a site such as Casinomir.com, you’ll […]

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Financing your social startup

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When you have a scalable idea that might save the planet and make you money, you are talking about building a social business. But like any business you will need money to grow and scale. Saving the planet or a group of people from social catastrophe might be your mission but investors also want to […]

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See 8 years of Louvre Abu Dhabi construction in 5 minutes!

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French architects Ateliers Jean Nouvel designed the complex shell of Louvre Abu Dhabi, a project under development for over a decade before finally opening to the public earlier this month. A new timelapse video from EarthCam captures the eight-year-long construction process from groundbreaking to completion, from the enormous earth moving enabling works to the final mid-air […]

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Watch a woman ski in Jeddah’s epic floods!

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Heavy rain pummeled Jeddah this week, a Saudi Arabian city on the Red Sea, flooding streets, submerging cars, and closing schools. At least two people died, and hundreds were left stranded. Critics credit poor urban planning for the city’s inability to cope with unusual precipitation. Others argue that the event is a wake-up call to […]

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