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Many aid actors, particularly among governments in developing countries, refer to ‘NGOs’ and their role in international aid and development cooperation. But the phrase ‘NGO’ is contested terminology, and for many has been subsumed within a broader category of ‘civil society organizations’ or ‘CSOs’. This study has chosen to use the term ‘CSO’.
The Egyptian-born Nobel-winning scientist Ahmed Zewail has died in the US, aged 70.
Mr Zewail won the Nobel chemistry prize in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales.
As per Wikipedia, crowdfunding (a form of crowd sourcing) is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, today often performed via Internet-mediated registries, but the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods.
Given the bleak news from Palestine that dominates the world’s media, it is hard to imagine a burgeoning entrepreneurial scene. Yet, in a land dissected by checkpoints, road blocks, segregated roads and walls, young men and women are building companies that not only serve our local market, but that are looking to serve regional and global markets.
The Arab world is lagging behind the rest of the world in the digital revolution, a business leader has said, despite its high number of internet users.
The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab (MITEF Pan Arab), Zain Group, and MBC Hope have announced the launch of a global competition designed to reward tech-driven cutting-edge solutions that address the most acute challenges faced by refugees.
Because Ramadan is the month of giving, charity is highly encouraged. For the occasion, here are six apps you can donate through during Ramadan and anytime afterwards.
Abu Dhabi: The UAE continued to offer humanitarian and development aid in various regions around the world during 2015, with its assistance between 1971 and 2014 adding up to Dh173 billion that has benefited 178 countries.
Statistical data released by the Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (Micad) yesterday show that the development and humanitarian and charitable aid provided by the UAE during the past 44 years reached Dh173 billion across 21 sectors.
With Ramadan beginning and many looking to step up their charitable contributions, Qatar Charity (QC) has launched a new way to “promote good.”
Under its Dal Ala Alkheer initiative, social media users can now donate to their favorite charities without spending any money.
Reading the proverbs and sayings of other cultures is an interesting way to gain insight into life that your own culture might not have. Not only that, you can see how much philosophy is shared between cultures, and how common sayings in your culture manifest in others, and vice versa. Arabic culture in particular has a long, rich history, and it shows in their countless proverbs.
Social media use in the Middle East is shifting away from Twitter and Facebook and toward direct-messaging platforms such as Snapchat and WhatsApp amid growing concerns about online privacy, according to a new study.
Nearly 1 in 3 paid a bribe in Middle East and North Africa in past 12 months
New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens’ voices
Nearly one in three citizens who tried to access basic public services in the Middle East and North Africa paid a bribe, a Transparency International report said today, showing that governments across the region have failed to hear their citizens’ voices against corruption.
Arabic, a language that has passed the test of time, remains one of the oldest and most unique languages in the world.
According to Ethnologue, almost 600 million people speak the language. Most native English speakers consider it a language with a foreign alphabet and unrecognizable speech patterns. However, those that take Arabic at BSU know it as a beautiful, flowing language that offers a glimpse into the past.
The number of internet users in the Arab world is expected to rise to about 226 million by 2018, according to the Arab Knowledge Economy report 2015-2016.
The report said the internet penetration rate will jump from about 37.5 percent in 2014 to over 55 percent in 2018, or about 7 percent above the estimated world average of 3.6 billion users.