Month: December 2014

Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Palestine

10 Reasons 2014 Was Amazing

2014 has been a game changing year in the Middle East. And at Barakabits, we have seen incredible things happen; so here…
Jordan

This Jordanian Football Player Might Join La Liga

Football player Oun Al-Lozi is a great success story we should all be proud of. Exceptionally talented from a young…
Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Sudan, Cross-border

From Sudan to Iraq, The Collaborative Spaces Challenge Could Double Your Funding

MENA Spaces, an initiative launched by Zoomaal and Mideast Creatives to support co-woking spaces across the Arab World, has just launched the Collaborative Spaces Challenge,…
Jordan

Poets for Education: A Night Celebrating Poetry, Women, and Education

Six very talented female poets shared the stage at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman on December 20 to support Hopes…
Palestine

5 Palestinian Women Who Shone in 2014

From the corner of a dark room in besieged Gaza, from the merciless highways of the West Bank, or an independent…
Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Algeria, Cross-border

9 Moments that Made Arabs Proud in 2014

From astounding athletes breaking records to Pink Floyd’s surprising artist of choice, 2014 brimmed with moments that made Arabs proud. In a year where conflicts…
Cross-border

Bayt.com Survey Shows An Interesting Thing About Employee Morale

Bayt.com, the leading job site in the Middle East, recently conducted a “holidays in the MENA region” poll which revealed…
Iran

You Will Never Believe Where This Minimalist Dream House Was Built

“During the 20th century, Iranians were rapidly modernized without actually understanding or going through the essential steps of modernity. Certain…
Jordan, Syria

Attention Young Syrian Entrepreneurs: This is a Competition for You!

Jusoor, an NGO network aiming to support Syrians through education and personal development, launched an entrepreneurship competition earlier this month.…
Palestine, Cross-border

Palestinian Descent? The Palestinian Museum Is Collecting Stories Like Yours

As it gears up for its inaugural exhibition, the Palestinian Museum is calling Palestinians living in the diaspora – from Lebanon…
Jordan

7 Unexpected Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from a Bedouin Tribe

Forbe’s Mike Elgan spent a week in Jordan, where he was impressed by the Bedouin’s resilience and ability to adapt…
Kuwait, UAE

Enigmatic, Futuristic Works of Art Right in the Center of Dubai

Part of AFAC‘s End of Year Event in Dubai was their InVisible Public Art Commission, which sought to allow 5…
Egypt

How This Woman Captured Peace Among Cairo’s Madness in Less than 3 Minutes

Cairo’s Soul is a 2.30 minute video that magically captures peace among Cairo’s hustle and bustle. Produced by Nermin Habib…
Egypt

I’m a Harvard Student. But I’m No Better than Any of You

“I’m a Harvard student, but I’m no better than any of you”. This is how a young Egyptian woman begins…
Iran

This Fundraising Campaign Aims to Revive the Persian Art of Storytelling

Like a modern action painting. That’s how Iranian-Egyptian artist Sabry Zekry explains the Persian art of storytelling. This month, the…
Egypt, Palestine, Algeria

The Year in Pictures: 10 Photos that Redefined 2014

We are not going to remember 2014 for the military operation that ravaged Gaza, for the civil war in Syria, or the rise…
Cross-border

11 Things We Found on the Internet This Week

While being on the internet, you encounter everything ranging from funny, weird things to the strange and perplexing. And during…
Sudan

The Pyramids of Sudan

Whenever you hear the word pyramids, you instantly think of Egypt, but history tells us that the Egyptians were actually…
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