Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes

Iraqis turn to budding ecotourism to save marshes

CHIBAYISH, Iraq: Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq’s southern marshes are blossoming once more thanks to a wave of ecotourists picnicking and paddling down their replenished river bends.A one-room home made of elaborately woven palm reeds floats on the river surface. Near it, a soft plume of smoke curls up from…

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Zahrah Al-Ghamdi finds the beauty in sadness

Zahrah Al-Ghamdi finds the beauty in sadness

DUBAI: The 1992 animated classic “Aladdin” was one of Disney’s most influential hits. It was the first of Disney’s films to capture the Middle East on a grand scale since 1932’s animated short “Mickey of Arabia.” It was the first animated film to take in $500 million at the box office — a record for…

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Recapturing the magic: ‘Aladdin’ is back

Recapturing the magic: ‘Aladdin’ is back

DUBAI: The 1992 animated classic “Aladdin” was one of Disney’s most influential hits. It was the first of Disney’s films to capture the Middle East on a grand scale since 1932’s animated short “Mickey of Arabia.” It was the first animated film to take in $500 million at the box office — a record for…

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Riyadh exhibition shows off wonders of the Islamic world

Riyadh exhibition shows off wonders of the Islamic world

DUBAI: Dubai-based designer Zayan Ghandour is showing off her latest line at the Fashion Forward Dubai pop-up in Jeddah department store Rubaiyat this Ramadan. Fashion Forward Dubai, which recently announced it will be back with another showcase of regional talent in October, unveiled plans to present a special collection by twelve regional designers in the…

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Cool down in Zayan Ghandour’s summer-ready kaftans

Cool down in Zayan Ghandour’s summer-ready kaftans

DUBAI: Dubai-based designer Zayan Ghandour is showing off her latest line at the Fashion Forward Dubai pop-up in Jeddah department store Rubaiyat this Ramadan. Fashion Forward Dubai, which recently announced it will be back with another showcase of regional talent in October, unveiled plans to present a special collection by twelve regional designers in the…

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EU adopts powers to respond to cyberattacks

EU adopts powers to respond to cyberattacks

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Friday adopted powers to punish those outside the bloc who launch cyberattacks that cripple hospitals and banks, sway elections and steal company secrets or funds.EU ministers meeting in Brussels said the 28-nation group would now, for the first time, be able to impose asset freezes and travel bans on individuals,…

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