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The U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York fined the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby $3 million for its role in the smuggling of over 5,500 antiquities illegally smuggled out of Iraq.
UAE’s Ministry of Economy recently held an event in Dubai to launch a “Corporate Social Responsibility Index” in order to boost such initiatives across this nation of 9.2 million people.
The diplomatic isolation of Qatar has raised all kinds of questions about the World Cup and oil prices. But no one has asked about the impact the country's isolation will have on the hundreds of thousands of expat workers building new World Cup venues.
The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam in Ethiopia and unchecked development could render much of this country uninhabitable as its population continues to surge.
Nike will release a high-performance hijab for female Muslim athletes next year, becoming the first major athletic brand to design such an item targeted to the Muslim market.
Your thoughts on what clean technologies can help the world reduce climate change risks the next decade could win you a trip to Abu Dhabi in January!
In the United Arab Emirates, Pokémon Go is the hottest thing to hit the nation and the Middle East since, well, 50C temps in the summer.
For many Muslims, spread across the world from southeastern Europe to Indonesia, daily routines often center around work. The holy month of Ramadan provides a time for them to reflect and count their blessings.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s six member countries — Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman – are home to more than 60 percent of the world’s water desalination facilities. The majority of clean drinking water ...
Despite the challenging economic and political environment in the Middle East, renewables -- especially solar power technologies -- are enjoying a surge, from the Mediterranean shores of North Africa to the posh cities within the oil-rich Gulf nations.
When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City's long-term plan has slowed down, frustrating many. But now the city, and Masdar's clean-energy deployment team, are on the move.
The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from climate change risks, recently released its Global Climate 500 index. And for those who believe climate change poses risks to investors' portfolios, the results are not pretty.