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Fun and festivities: Celebrating Garangao

Traditionally, on the 14th night of Ramadan, a children’s celebration called Garangao takes place across the Gulf. Children dress up in traditional clothes, sing the Garangao song and their neighbours give them sweets and nuts. 78 more words


'Journey towards bold climate action is at a critical moment'

Human Wrongs Watch

Development cannot be sustainable if it does not address the challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 29 June 2015 told Member States as he opened a High-Level Event on Climate Change convened in New York by the President of the UN General Assembly, Sam Kutesa. 1,682 more words

The Peoples

Assessing ISIS one Year Later

Source: Reuters

A year ago the world witnessed the swift advances of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Though the emergence of the group was somewhat expected for those who have been following the regional developments of the past years it caught most of the world by surprise. 1,323 more words

Middle East

‘Selfie Look’ for S P Jain’s new Mumbai Campus

S P Jain’s newly launched fourth campus in Mumbai, following Dubai, Singapore & Sydney gets a one-of-a-kind look, thanks to Mumbai-based architect Rajesh Patel. He is also the creative mind behind all of the S P Jain’s international campuses, including the award-winning Sydney campus. 484 more words

Abu Dhabi

Turkey and Saudis in Syria: Aligned Interests, Clashing Revisionisms

Source: Reuters

In early May, 2015 it became known that Saudi Arabia and Turkey are supporting extremist Islamist groups in Syria against the regime of Bashar al-Assad. 1,060 more words


Car bomb In Yemen, Sana'a 20 Killed - ISIS Claims Attack

A car exploded near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, Monday, killing at least 20 people.

The Islamic State’s Yemeni branch claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter, but that claim could not be independently verified. 111 more words

International News

Scholarship students won’t have to look for jobs

Riyadh: The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has teamed up with the Ministry of Education for the “Your Job and Scholarship” program.

The goal is to allow 1,000 Saudi students to take up courses in engineering for the industrial sector. 240 more words

Abu Dhabi