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Yahoo! Closes But Maktoob’s Legacy Continues Six Ways The Deal Helped Ignite The Region's Tech Ecosystem

Words By: Samih Toukan CoFounder of Maktoob, medical rx see Souq and Jabbar Internet Group A few days ago, advice Yahoo! announced the closure of its Dubai office, its last office in the MENA region, making more than 50 people redundant. This is indeed sad news and one would have wished that Yahoo!Maktoob would grow […]

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Hussein Alazaat Puts Arabic Calligraphy In Your Wallet Pay Close Attention To That Dinar In Your Pocket.

To say Hussein Alazaat is passionate about Arabic calligraphy would be a terrible understatement. Scroll through his Twitter feed and you’ll find an eclectic mix of photos featuring vintage Arabic type from storefronts, children books, billboards and even sewer covers in Jordan, Kuwait and beyond. A senior designer at SYNTAX – a leading design and branding studio […]

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From Brussels With Love In The Aftermath Of The Paris Attacks, Europe Struggles To Understand What Comes Next.

Words By: Naseem Tarawnah Between the persistent rain and grey skies, Brussels is a gloomy place to be this week. Belgian military roams the streets in pairs, their camouflaged uniforms contrasting the tidy blue of the Capitals police. On Friday night, the streets are filled with fervent conversations. The smell of Belgian beer permeates through […]

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Amman’s Infrastructure: 5 Things Worth Fixing Before Blaming It On Climate Change Civil Engineer, Anwar Majali, looks at how GAM can better utilize the current system.

Over the past week, many people have speculated that the recent rain floods in Amman were the result of the unusually heavy rainfall. Others have hypothesized that it is in fact the drastic increase in the citys population. Meanwhile, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), and a few other authorities, depended on similar arguments, attributing the […]

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