Updated 3:06 am PST, Saturday, December 1, 2018 FILE - In this June 5, 1989 file photo, U.S. President George H.W. Bush holds a news conference at the White House in Washington where he condemned the Chinese crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. less FILE - In this June 5, 1989 file photo, U.S. President George H.W. Bush holds a news conference at the White House in Washington where he condemned the Chinese crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in ... more Photo: Marcy Nighswander, AP Photo: Marcy Nighswander, AP Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 FILE - In this June 5, 1989 file photo, U.S. President George H.W. Bush … [Read more...] about The Latest: Gulf Arab nations offer condolences
Why is there so much interest in the youth demographic? Put simply, the Middle East's youth population bulge makes it too big to ignore."In 2015, close to one person out of five in the region was aged between 15 and 24 years," the World Economic Forum recently noted, following on an earlier observation that "one-third of the population is below the age of 15 years".The forum goes on to suggest the one of the main challenges will be the empowerment of youth and the huge pool of talent, energy, and resources it represents.How does the Arab Spring fit into this issue? In 2011, the Arab Spring led to regime change in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, as well as further protests across the region. For many, the abiding images of the period feature large crowds of young people armed with little more than their phones. The use of phones to coordinate activity and share images and status updates with the world via Facebook and Twitter helped facilitate change, but views vary on the extent of its … [Read more...] about Middle East youth and tech: What’s happened since the Arab Spring?
Leonard N. Fleming The Detroit News Published 11:57 PM EST Nov 25, 2018 Donald Unis, a longtime civil rights activist and retired Dearborn Fire Department captain who represented the Arab-American community in Dearborn and beyond, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, of heart problems. He was 79. Mr. Unis had been receiving treatment in Dearborn when he died, his nephew Ron Amen said. "He was an outspoken defender of the Arab-American community at large," Amen said. "He lived his entire life in Dearborn. He was very outspoken. There was no question as to where his loyalties are." Mr. Unis, a Lebanese-American, was one of the founders of the Arab American Political Action Committee and ACCESS, formerly the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, a leading community nonprofit created in 1971 to serve Arab immigrants. Amen said his uncle was constantly urged to run for political office but he "never wanted to seek the limelight." "Political debate … [Read more...] about Don Unis, Arab-American trailblazer, dies at 79
Cancelled Hollywood project prompted book on legendary poet Antarah Ibn Shaddad, according to author 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Recommended Stories 5 facts about the Nobel Literature PrizeFor the first time in 70 years, the Nobel Literature Prize-awarding body has postponed the awardClassic, contemporary Hindko poetry compilation launchedHindko writer says book will offer language enthusiasts glimpse into language’s past SC overrules FSC verdict declaring Arabic language mandatory in schoolsFSC has no jurisdiction to pass such a judgement, bench rules … [Read more...] about Delve into pre-Islamic Arab poetry in modern English
The Hanoitimes - Named after the sitting president, KhalifaSat is an unprecedented UAE scientific achievement in the space industry. October 28, 2018 marks a major step in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) space industry as the KhalifaSat satellite was successfully launched into orbit at 8am (UAE time). KhalifaSat is the first Earth observation satellite to be manufactured entirely by UAE engineers at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai. KhalifaSat successfully lifts off into space on board H-2A rocket from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai said on Twitter: "This is a historic day for the UAE as young engineers demonstrate their ability, maturity, knowledge and ambition to join in the science and technology of the world. Today, our minds have been launched into the sky.” KhalifaSat provides high-resolution imagery of the Earth which will be used for a … [Read more...] about KhalifaSat of the United Arab Emirates sets off to the space