The famous Place Jmaa El Fnaa in Marrakech where artisans are doing it tough after COVID-19 decimated Morocco's tourism industry. [
Creative Ways Moroccans are Supporting Artisans Hit by COVID-19

“The borders are closed, and the artisans are dying,” is the simple and stark message Chabi Chic shared with 84,200 Instagram followers on June 22.

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Pakistan: Attack on Karachi Stock Exchange Leads to Multiple Casualties
Pakistan: Attack on Karachi Stock Exchange Leads to Multiple Casualties

At least six people, including security men, were killed when four gunmen stormed the Karachi Stock Exchange on Monday in Pakistan’s financial capital.

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Analysis

BUSINESS

SECURITY

Saudi Arabia Uses Warning Shots to Rebuff Iranian Boats

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Saudi Arabia Uses Warning Shots to Rebuff Iranian Boats

Three Iranian boats sailing in arch-rival Saudi Arabia’s waters ignored warnings and refused to respond to Border Guards instructions on June 25, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday night.  

Russia Syria

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Emboldened by Impunity, Russia Abandons Protections for Syrian Hospitals

As Syria’s humanitarian crisis worsens, an emboldened Russia abandons a UN program to protect hospitals and medical workers.

Turkey: Bolton’s New Book is ‘Reprehensible’

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Turkey: Bolton’s New Book is ‘Reprehensible’

Turkey says the account of discussions between Ankara and Washington was inaccurate.

WORLD

US Official: Iran's Arrest Warrant for Trump is a ‘Propaganda Stunt’
US Official: Iran’s Arrest Warrant for Trump is a ‘Propaganda Stunt’

Iran issued on Monday what it said was an “arrest warrant” against US President Donald Trump and dozens of others believed to have been involved in the drone attack that killed Soleimani in Iraq on January 3. 

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Pakistan: Attack on Karachi Stock Exchange Leads to Multiple Casualties
Pakistan: Attack on Karachi Stock Exchange Leads to Multiple Casualties

At least six people, including security men, were killed when four gunmen stormed the Karachi Stock Exchange on Monday in Pakistan’s financial capital.

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Russia Syria
Emboldened by Impunity, Russia Abandons Protections for Syrian Hospitals

As Syria’s humanitarian crisis worsens, an emboldened Russia abandons a UN program to protect hospitals and medical workers.

Syria | externalwire

VISUAL CONTENT

10 Movies to Watch to Educate Yourself on Racism

While the issue is centuries old, many people are only beginning to understand how hard it is to be black in today’s world, which is why it is paramount to educate oneself and be a better ally to the “Black Lives Matter” movement. A great way to do this is through movies.

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Top 10 Podcasts in the MENA Region to Broaden Your World View

Podcasts are a well-established cultural staple across the world, but in the MENA region, the medium has only recently started gaining traction with a content-hungry generation.

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Meet the 8 Best ‘Bad Girls’ Paving the Way for Female Arab Rappers

In a largely male-dominated industry, the world of rap has opened up considerably in recent years under the impulse of many women who want to make their voices heard

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CULTURE