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Can STEM education guarantee job security in the Middle East?

Advances in technology continue to redefine the ways in which we think, work, live and interact with people and our surroundings. As a result, many traditional careers are in decline, which raises important questions for young people in particular. Will the number of jobs that are rendered obsolete

Jordan’s Princess Raiyah marries Roald Dahl’s grandson in the UK

Congratulations are in order for Jordan’s Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein, who got married to the grandson of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl, Ned Donovan.  The couple were set to marry in Jordan in April, however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the newly-weds tied the knot

Russian Staycation: Kazan with Kids

By Yulia Skopich This summer, travel and vacations are not going to be like usual. If you are wary of crowds or flying, forget the Black Sea coast and consider some vacation options closer to Moscow. How about Kazan? The Republic of Tatarstan does not require visitors from other regions to self-is

How to travel post-COVID-19

When it comes to the Middle East, July seems to be a marker. From Bahrain to Egypt, Morocco to Dubai, borders are tentatively opening, with plans to jumpstart tourism a sign of better days to come. But still, a question hangs heavy. Even if we are now allowed to travel, will the experience ever real

Harvard, MIT seek to halt rule banning international students, including GCC

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have asked a federal court to temporarily block a Trump administration rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the United States if their universities are not holding in-person classes this fall, Harvard’s president sa

Kuwait keen to revive pandemic-hit tourism sector

Kuwait is determined to overcome the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the country’s tourism sector, a state minister said, according to state news agency KUNA.Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said there have been “great effor

5 best UAE staycation deals for the summer

David Light   WHEN THE WEEKEND rolls around, so too does that dreaded question, what are we going to do? As we all begin to venture further afield from the confines of our own homes, we find a trip to the mall can seem like the equivalent of a pre-"situation" journey to another continent. Thi

Fewer will attend camp this summer; some camps won’t survive

Camp Winnebago was founded during the Spanish Flu and weathered all manner of health scares from polio to the swine flu over a century. It wasn’t about to let the coronavirus stop the fun. But things will be different this summer at this camp and others that buck the trend and welcome childre

Virus concerns grow — as do crowds flocking to Jersey Shore

As coronavirus-related restrictions are eased and temperatures climb, people are flocking back to the Jersey Shore. And with the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, that’s making some people nervous, particularly given the large crowds that have surfaced at some popular shore spots recently

Woman jailed for plotting to bomb St. Paul’s cathedral in London

A woman who had plotted a suicide bomb attack on London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral this Easter in support of Daesh was jailed for life on Friday and told she must serve at least 14 years behind bars.Safiyya Shaikh, 37, had planned to set off a bomb at the popular tourist attraction, to kill

Groom dies, 111 guests test positive for COVID-19 after wedding in India

A groom in India who was suffering from suspected COVID-19 symptoms before he got married died two days after his wedding ceremony, while 111 of his guests tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The man, 26, had been admitted and discharged from hospital before his wedding on June 15

EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to US tourists

The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. As Europe’s economies reel from the impac

Lebanese Chicken Shawarma

This is a flavorful chicken dish, which I first tasted at a little Lebanese restaurant. While normally shawarma is sliced off a rotisserie, it can be made at home with just a few changes. Be warned, it takes a day of prep time. For lunch, serve as a sandwich in warmed flatbread with cucumber sauce,

Police Scotland officer in stable condition after Glasgow hotel stabbing

A policeman wounded in a Glasgow hotel multiple stabbing which left six injured and the attacker dead was in a stable condition Saturday, Scottish police said.“Police Constable David Whyte, who was injured in the incident in West George Street, #Glasgow, on Friday 26 June, is now in a stable c

Nocera and McLean writing book on U.S. coronavirus response

Business writers Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera are collaborating on a critical take of the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint, announced Wednesday that the two had reached an agreement for a “news-breaking, character-driven narrative revealing

Fit in my 40s: wildlife distractions aside, national parks are perfect for a workout

National parks spent years trying to remind everyone how important natural beauty is for the spirit, and what an abundance of it they have. Then, suddenly, everyone discovered them at once, in the middle of a lockdown, and they had to do a handbrake turn and persuade us all to enjoy them online inst

Gilt Burger

With the huge popularity of gourmet burgers around the Kingdom, only a few burger outlets made it to the top. Get to know Gilt Burger, one of the new burger places in Jeddah with a vibrant ambiance run by a group of ambitious Saudi entrepreneurs.Gilt Burger offers four main burgers, bambam, truffle

`The meaning of abiding love in all its guises’

Loss and its many guises have been constants during the pandemic. Loss of loved ones. Economic loss. Loss of contact with family and friends. My pandemic experience is one of unalterable loss and enduring love in the time of coronavirus with the death of my wife, Mary Lou. Her death from cancer in

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