Middle east & africa

Middle east & africa

Dubai Ruler Spends Over $4 Million On A Horse

There are always those mighty expensive things we lay our eyes on, only to realize just how further we are from owning them- isn’t it? We fancy sports cars, priceless art, compelling pieces of diamond, eye-popping jewellery and artsy homes…

Saudi Arabia Allows Unmarried Couples To Rent Hotel Rooms

Let’s face a fact. On a normal basis, there’s this unexpressed twinge of suspicion attached to the simple, harmless and non-criminal act of unmarried couples renting a hotel room. A sense of suspicion that emanates from deep within our minds…

For The First Time Ever, Saudi Arabia Has Launched E-Visas For Tourists

If you thought that this oil-rich country was only going to make news about the lavish, opulent lives of its Sheikhs and for its ongoing conflict with Iran, then think again! For the first time ever, Saudi Arabia has launched…

Jewish Population In Israel On The Rise Just As It Increases Worldwide

Truth be told, there’s nothing more important to the nation-state of Israel other than its own safety, steadiness in otherwise tense geopolitical situations and times constantly marred by political and military upheaval from the surrounding Arabic nations. To most average…

South Africa’s Economy Enters The 70th Month Of Downward Cycle

South Africa’s economy is in crisis and truth be told, we all know of this grave reality for the longest time. The job market is far from blossoming, there seems to be an acute undersupply of the talented labor forces…

France, UK, Germany Blame Iran For Saudi Oil Attacks

A boiling recent development was surely the Saudi oil attacks that came up as an absolute shocker; something totally unprecedented and something that none saw coming. The fact that Saudi Arabia happens to meet nearly 10 per cent of the…

Do You Know About Africa’s Tallest Building? Where Is It Located?

It is imposing in it’s built and daunting in its frame! And now, it’s home is in Africa. Well, to those among us who may not have particularly thought about Africa in the context of real estate, this one may…

NGO Reports Israel Captured Several Hundreds Of Palestinians In August

One of the biggest and widely recognized rivalries and geopolitical tensions anywhere on the face of the earth is the one existing between Israel and Palestine. According to most leading politicians and historians, the famous Two-State solution is never going…

The Crisis Surrounding Skilled Black Professionals In South Africa

Skilled Black professionals in South Africa have been a boon to the economy and a constant contributor to various industries, such as Manufacturing, Mining, Agriculture, Food Processing, Textiles, and various other dimensions. Truth be told, the skilled Black professionals in…

Israel Decides To Make Additional Wall With Gaza To Restrict Infiltrations

A world without walls? Can that ever happen for real or at least, in this lifetime? Can we have a peaceful existence sans geographical divides, bifurcations or restrictions? It seems, this might only remain a firmament of imagination because where…

South Africa’s Economy Is Plodding Along A Sea Of Problems

At its core, it is a beautiful, cheerful, and welcoming country. There’s hardly a dull day ever in a country mightily respected for being the ‘Rainbow Nation’. If there’s a living proof that today men belonging to different caste, color,…

Israel PM Netanyahu Expected To Visit India Toward September. Why Iran Could Feature In The Talks?

Israel has it, even as it will go to all possible extents to deny it. The United States has had it for years altogether. India’s had it since the past few decades. But Iran having it is a ‘world’ problem.…

How Is Israel Working Out A Way For Tourists In Times of Expensive Tel Aviv And Jerusalem Hotels?

What’s life without some travel in it? It’s akin to a fish living in a dry pond- right? There’s nothing really too alarming or strange about travel. The desire or zeal to travel is always high but the cost to…

Do You Know South Africans Can Visit As Many As 99 Countries Without A Visa

The common saying regarding South Africa is that you can take South Africans out of South Africa but not the other way round. This is a rainbow nation, a land of Africans, travellers, dreamers, founders, doers and the ambitious and…

Ever Heard Of A Start-up That Delivers Petrol At Your Doorstep? Know More About ‘i-fuel!’

If you thought that the whole culture of entrepreneurship and creativity was, as seen in the past decade or so, limited to the genius brains in Asia- with all due respect- or make that Southeast Asia, then think again. In…

Mazel Tov: Israel witnesses a double-digit tourism growth from Indian tourists!

When Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in India a few months back, he went back saying, “Jai Hind, Jai Bharat, Jai Israel!” This poignant message from a powerful leader, of arguably the strongest nation in the Middle East, gave…

Netanyahu’s son blocked from Facebook? What on earth did he do?

Perhaps no other country in the world is as polarising as Israel, with all due respect to the Jewish homeland and its fervent critics. For a country that’s catapulted to scintillating technical and scientific heights, achieving the unthinkable is something…

Qatar has unveiled the design of the World Cup 2022 Final stadium. It’s an eye candy!

Part of the beautiful Arabian peninsula known for arid weather and desert, there’s always been more to Qatar than meets the eye. Qatar’s known for being a progressive economy, it is regarded for being a beacon of sprawling infrastructure and…

Remember Afghanistan’s little Messi? He’s fled Afghanistan sadly! Here’s why?

In 2016, Afghanistan found its own Lionel Messi. No, wait, please, here’s a catch. Kindly do not arrive at your own sense of judgement. It’s not that the real Lionel Messi suddenly declare that he was an Afghan and not…

The Yemen Crisis in Numbers: Heartbreaking, Sick & You Run Out of Adjectives!

The Middle East. Is there a day when there is peace in this part of the world? Is there an afternoon, morning or evening when there’s no fear about the loss of one’s life? The Middle East. That part of…

South Africa in crisis: There are 57 murders per day, on an average

South Africa is in crisis: who can help and how, one wonders? For a country that is the quintessential home to arguably, the greatest revolutionary the world has known, things aren’t looking that good for Madiba’s South Africa. In fact, where…

Wildlife fatality: Chinese Tourist dies taking pictures of wildlife as a Hippo attacks him

At 66, you’d rather want to stay at a place where you are safe and sound and not endangered by some kind of a terrible situation. Still, one doesn’t quite know where the next, unsought attack from fatality occurs or…

Blasphemy takes centerstage in Saudi Arabia again: Woman’s car set ablaze after driving ban lifted

It could be said, Saudi Arabia is easily among the most polarised of Middle East nations. The oil-rich emirate that happens to be a royal hub of princes and kings rules over its denizens with an iron-fist. How else could…

Can the slaughter of African elephants ever stop? How is the ivory ban failing?

They are amongst the easiest of animals around. The genteel, peace-loving, large-sized mammals, the elephants are to wildlife what a pious, God-fearing, homely grandmother is to a family. Unless really threatened and needlessly cornered, the elephants could never harm. They…

Why are they calling a tourist visiting Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park as the dumbest ever?

Chances are if you were to poke your hand into hot, blazing fire- you’d get burned, quicker than you could imagine. Similarly, if one were to put his hand out at a sterling rainfall, with the tiny droplets falling down like…