Tag: MIDDLE EAST

Overtourism: 20 cities that could be the next to suffer – will they cope with the rise in visitors, or struggle?

Tourism is one of the key economic boosters in any country but as tourism numbers increase yearly, many destinations struggle to cope with the impact of rising numbers of visitors. Overtourism is real and cities like Amsterdam, Venice, Barcelona and Paris are some of the...

US wants coalition to protect strategic Gulf waters: general

The US aims to form a coalition to guarantee freedom of navigation in strategic Gulf waters amid fraught relations between Washington and Tehran, a top general told media on Tuesday. Tensions in the area -- through which nearly a third of the world's oil is...

Closing the Middle East’s Education Gender Gap

FEZ – When it comes to gender parity, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is lagging behind most of the rest of the world. This is undermining the prospects not just of women and girls, but of entire countries as well. And in...

Alexandria security chief survives Egypt bomb attack

Al-Masry Al-Youm said the Alexandria city’s Security Directorate Mostafa al-Nimr was probably the target of a bomb attack in Egypt. A policeman and a driver were killed and at least one person was injured but the security chief escaped without any injuries. The attack took place on Saturday...

Trump the saviour of Arabism

There was no surprise in US President Donald Trump’s message to the Islamic world, as it was to be one against Iran, Syria and the so-called Islamic State. What was surprising is the reaction by moderates after the speech, showing their utter disgust or complete...