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The State Of Qatar’s Hack Of Democracies: A Global Cyber-Crime Operation

The State Of Qatar’s Hack Of Democracies: A Global Cyber-Crime Operation

Crime Long Reads Tech

In one of the largest state-sponsored computer hacks ever detected, Qatar’s proxies cyberattacked more than 1,400 high-status and ordinary citizens who were exercising their free-speech rights in democracies across North America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, according to U.S. court filings.

The One Route Ghost Airline Between Egypt & Israel

The One Route Ghost Airline Between Egypt & Israel

Videos World

Air Sinai appeared on the Internet in February 2020 and for the scarce few who were in the know about Air Sinai, it was a real shock. What’s so special about this ghost airline and how come up until now it was impossible to book a flight without being transferred endlessly between travel agents?

Old Dubai, The City That No One Sees

Old Dubai, The City That No One Sees

Cities Photos

Chilean photographer Gonzalo Palavecino lived in Dubai for a while and, once his connection with photography was restored, he decided to show the “other side” of the apparent opulence of Dubai in a publication called ‘Old Dubai’.

Dubai’s Plan to Outlive Oil

Dubai’s Plan to Outlive Oil

Cities Videos

Dubai does have oil, but today it only accounts for less than one percent of its GDP. What looks like a pure extravagance is actually pure marketing genius, attracting 14 million international visitors a year, who spend more than any other city in the world, 65% more, even, than New York or London.

In the Future, Everything Will Be Made Of Chickpeas

In the Future, Everything Will Be Made Of Chickpeas

Food

Once hummus became a widely enjoyed grocery-store staple, people at every level of the American food industry saw opportunity in the legume’s versatility. In the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean, chickpeas have been a common ingredient in everyday cooking for thousands of years.

What It’s Like To Grow Up In An Israeli Settlement

What It’s Like To Grow Up In An Israeli Settlement

Videos World

A self-described liberal from cosmopolitan Tel Aviv, Iris Zaki wanted to get behind the politics of Israel’s controversial settlements in the occupied territories — so she moved there, temporarily, setting up an improvised cafe where she could chat with settlers from her own generation.

Virginia Mori

Inspiration
Virginia Mori
Why America Doesn’t Win Wars Anymore

Why America Doesn’t Win Wars Anymore

Explainers Politics World

Dominic Tierney believes the US can still successfully fight the wars of yesteryear — World War-style conflicts — but hasn’t yet mastered how to win wars against insurgents, which are smaller fights against groups within countries. The problem is the US continues to involve itself in those kinds of fights.

Yemen’s Deadly Ghost Ship

Yemen’s Deadly Ghost Ship

Nature World

Five miles off the coast of Yemen lies a floating bomb. An oil storage vessel called the FSO Safer has been sitting more or less unattended in the Red Sea for half a decade. The abandoned oil tanker with over a million barrels of oil on board is an environmental catastrophe waiting to happen.

Young Refugees Document The Squalor, And Hope, Around Them

Young Refugees Document The Squalor, And Hope, Around Them

Photos World

More than 4,100 refugees live in Samos Reception and Identification Center in Greece, a compound built for 650, awaiting their fate. Some have been here for years, and they include people from dozens of nations across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. They also include some 1,200 children, many of them unaccompanied minors.

Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market

Silicon Valley’s Online Slave Market

Crime Videos

At the center of this powerful investigative film is Fatou, a 16 year old in Kuwait City who has been there for nine months. We follow her rescue and journey back home to Guinea, West Africa and ask: what’s being done to control the apps promoted on Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram?

Is The Hidden Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Ready To Open To The World?

Is The Hidden Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia Ready To Open To The World?

Videos World

The ‘hidden kingdom’ of Saudi Arabia has been mostly closed to journalists and travelers…until now. In a glitzy PR push, the country wants to promote itself as a tourist destination. Foreign Correspondent rides the magic carpet to extraordinary sites, thousands of years old, holding mysteries archaeologists are just beginning to uncover.

Staring At A Digital Black Hole

Staring At A Digital Black Hole

Politics Tech

On the morning of November 16, 2019, we, the exiled Iranians, woke up and like billions of other internet addicts in the world immediately checked our phones, only to realize that Iran had been cut off from the global internet.

Matt Rota

Inspiration
Matt Rota
How Saudi Arabia Infiltrated Twitter

How Saudi Arabia Infiltrated Twitter

Apps Politics Tech

In April 2014, a public relations firm representing the Saudi Embassy asked Ahmad Abouammo, part of Twitter’s global media team, to verify an account belonging to a Saudi news personality. This request for a blue checkmark opened the door to a working relationship with the country’s government.

Dubai: Expectation vs Reality

Dubai: Expectation vs Reality

Cities Videos World

Dubai – perhaps the best-known city of the United Arab Emirates, with a reputation for attracting the glamorous and the wealthy. Less than 5% of its GDP comes from oil, but it essentially has made its success through diversifying into property real estate, aviation, trade, banking and finance. But what’s going on beneath the surface?

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