Middle East

Local churches assist in Bible translation in the Middle East

Middle East (MNN) — Sometimes ministries bite off more than they can chew and tackle projects that seem too challenging or overwhelming. However, when it comes to Wycliffe Associates, Bruce Smith says they love the chance to expand their goals as interest in Bible translation in the Middle East grows. And interest has grown. “What started out as an initial ...

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INTERVIEW-Indian nun rescues Cameroonian sex slaves from Middle East

By Inna Lazareva YAOUNDE, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A celebrated Indian nun who rescues Cameroonian women from slavery in the Middle East has called for greater support for victims to help them recover from the horrors of being drugged, raped and abused. Sister Vanaja Jasphine says she has identified more than 200 women who have been trafficked from ...

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3 UAE celebrities among Forbes Middle East top 100 list

Egyptian singer, Amr Diab, is on top of the list with over 30.6 million followers Forbes Middle East has ranked 100 Arab celebrities from across the Middle East in their latest edition. The list reveals the region’s favorite personalities based on their length of time in the industry, their influence, and their social media following. Egypt, Lebanon, and ...

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China’s Didi Teams Up With Careem in Middle East, North Africa

By August 8, 2017, 6:56 AM EDT Didi Chuxing has continued to expand beyond its home in China by investing in Careem, a ride-hailing platform that operates in the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Pakistan. Just a week after making its first major move into Europe by backing Estonia’s Taxify OU, the Chinese ride-hailing giant said Tuesday that it would form ...

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Violence Creating ‘Lost Generation’ of Middle East Men ‹ Newsweek Pakistan

Violence Creating ‘Lost Generation’ of Middle East Men File photo. Zein al Rifai—AFP Study finds regions struggling with war, conflict have higher incidences of violent crimes, mental health conditions Suicide and murder are rising fast in the Middle East and nearby regions that are already grappling with war and conflict, creating a “lost generation,” particularly among men, researchers ...

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‘Collective punishment’: Siege threatens humanitarian disaster in Libya’s Derna

Residents of the eastern city of Derna are facing critical shortages as military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) tightened their longstanding siege of the city. Inhabitants of Derna told Middle East Eye they feared for their lives as resources began running out. The city’s only functioning hospital, Harish, has warned of looming crisis as doctors struggle to find ...

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Jared Kushner looks for a deal in the Middle East

As violence gripped Jerusalem last month, the 36-year-old American heir to a property empire phoned the Jordanian king in a bid to prevent the collapse of the relationship between Israel and its neighbour — and what some feared would be a new intifada.  The diplomatic crisis was an early test for Jared Kushner, the pro-Israel son-in-law of Donald Trump, whose telephone ...

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De Boer wins build contract for King Abdullah Exhibition Centre

JEDDAH — De Boer Middle East has won the contract to build a high-specification semi-permanent exhibition hall at King Abdullah Economic City located close to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. At 6,500sqm useable space, the King Abdullah Exhibition Centre will be one of the largest temporary structures to be built in the region. Sustainability is a key feature of the ...

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