Survey: How young Arabs look at the decade ahead, terrorism and society

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Arab youth expect Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to have a bigger impact on the Middle East than any other Arab leader, according to the 10th annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2018, released today. Young Arabs throughout the Middle East express a high level of confidence in the Crown Prince and his leadership, with 63 percent supporting his appointment, 64 percent viewing him as a strong leader, and 59 percent saying Mohammed bin Salman will lead Saudi Arabia in the ...

Egypt’s match-making app that toggles between tradition and modernity

Sunday, 22 April 2018

“The right way to look for your life partner” is the motto used by Harmonica, the first Egyptian matchmaking mobile application, available on both Google Play and Apple Store.The application, according to its website, aims at avoiding the pitfalls of arranged marriages where people and families who do not know each other are connected through mediators.“This way is no longer suitable for our needs at the moment nor our lifestyle which has become more open,” says the ...

From Gaza border to Ahed’s prison cell, Palestinian youth united by pain and resistance

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Starting Friday, March 30, tens of thousands of Palestinians amassed at Gaza’s eastern border gearing up for protests and vigils that are expected to last until May 15. On that date, 70 years ago, Israel declared its independence, resulting in the exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. There is more to this unique act of popular mobilization than the need to underscore the Right of Return for Palestinian refugees, as enshrined in international law, or to commemorate Land Day, an ...

Ramzy Baroud

Saudi Arabia to host Misk Global Forum on creativity

Friday, 30 March 2018

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to host the Misk Global Forum in November this year. The program seeks to encourage creativity among Saudi Youth. In New York, the foundation recently organized a two-hour forum, Misk Talk, where various speakers presented new and innovative ideas. For example, one of the speakers was a Saudi doctor who discussed his research at Johns Hopkins Hospital on transplanting hands on a US soldier – who is now able to drive a car. He said: “My journey was a ...

ANALYSIS: Iran’s leadership feels the wrath of its youth

Friday, 2 February 2018

Recent unrest in Iran shows that the country’s present leadership is completely out of touch with the aspirations of the younger generation. With over two-thirds of the population being under the age of thirty, the regime is now under attack mainly from this section of the population.Due to its lack of understanding of the younger generation’s aspirations, the regime of elderly politicians seems impervious to the growing number of the country’s unemployed youth.In the heady ...

Reports suggest youth arrested, tortured to death during recent Iran uprising

Friday, 19 January 2018

Two more Iranians have been identified as having been killed under torture by authorities in Arak and Sanandaj during the recent uprising. The body of 20-year-old Seyed Shahab Abtahi was left in front of his father’s house 10 days after he was arrested in Arak. Signs of the baton blows were visible on his body. Earlier, 22-year-old street vendor Vahid Heidari was killed by baton blows while he was detained. The police of Markazi Province falsely alleged that Heidari had been arrested on ...

Who are the post-Khomeini youth currently leading the Iran protests?

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

The protests currently sweeping Iran are being considered the largest challenge to the Iranian regime since the Green Movement uprising in 2009 after the re-election of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The demonstrations are currently being led by a new generation of youth who were born after the death of Ruhollah Khomeini, who lead the Iranian Revolution in 1979, in 1989. They are currently marching against his regime that has led Iran for more than 30 years. This generation of youth are ...

No more marriage blues for diabetic youngsters in India

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Youngsters among India’s 70 million down-hearted diabetics longing for a life partner can now heave a sigh of relief.Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s largest city that is fast turning into a medical tourism hub, boasts the country’s first marriage bureau dedicated to twenty-somethings suffering from the incurable metabolic disorder. Award-winning diabetologist Dr Mayur Patel’s help center called “Make My Life” will be a boon for thousands of youths of marriageable age ...

Egypt’s Sisi honors youth at the closing ceremony of ‘World Youth Forum’

Friday, 10 November 2017

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi honored the youth for their contributions to the World Youth Form at the closing ceremony of its sessions, Thursday, in Sharm El Sheikh. The event which is sponsored by the Egyptian President to help boost the younger generations’ ideas and counter extremist and terrorism ideologies drew, in numbers, 233,000 applicants, 1 million Facebook followers, 3,200 attendees from 64 countries as well as 222 speakers. Over 1000 volunteers, 2000 engineers and ...

NEOM and the future of our youth

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Recently, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, announced the launch of NEOM, a project that aspires to be the “safest, most efficient, most future-oriented, and best place to live and work” in the Kingdom. NEOM’s land mass will extend across the Egyptian and Jordanian borders, rendering NEOM the first private zone to span three countries. The project will be backed by more than $500 billion over the coming years by Saudi Arabia. Wind ...

Mahmoud Ahmad

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