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Morocco Will Be The First Arab Nation to Play In a World Cup Semi-Final: But Who Are The Faces Behind Their Success?

By: Arab America Contributing Writer / Drew Jackson Morocco’s men’s team is making an historic run towards what could possibly be the Arab world’s first World Cup champion.   As the first Arab/African team to advance to the World Cup semi-finals, this giant-slaying team has taken down Belgium, Spain, and most recently Portugal on their run … Continued

Abu Dhabi, Gulf Nations, Tout 2022 GDP Growth Despite Global Challenges

By Arab America Contributing Writer Drew Jackson United Arab Emirate, Abu Dhabi, has recently announced their real GDP increased by 11.2% in the first half of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.  Additionally, Abu Dhabi has confirmed they have hit a six-year-high quarterly growth rate, with GDP growth exceeding 11.7% compared to Q2 … Continued

Pangeos The New Super Structure Proposed For Saudia Arabia

By Arab America Contributing Writer / Drew Jackson As the year goes on, we have fallen into a habit of being awe-struck by many of the insane super-projects coming out of the Gulf nations.  From sustainable World Cup stadiums to futuristic megacities that push the boundaries of urban development, to giant Moon structures there is … Continued

Formula 1 Returns to the UAE at Abu Dhabi this Sunday

By: Drew Jackson / Arab America Contributing Writer The 2022 Formula 1 season is gearing up for its final race this Sunday at Abu Dhabi’s very own Yas Marina Circuit.  The UAE has hosted the Formula 1 grid since 2009 at this venue. Since Bahrain hosted its first Grand Prix in 2004, the UAE, Saudi … Continued

QatarEnergy To Acquire 30% Stake in Lebanese Oil Exploration Block

By: Arab America Contributing Writer / Drew Jackson QatarEnergy CEO Saad al-Kaabi confirmed in a recent statement that the state-owned energy company is seeking a 30% stake in the offshore Lebanese oil field of Qana in the Mediterranean.  As reported by Reuters, the deal will have QatarEnergy join the three-party consortium alongside French oil producer … Continued

Surveying Ancient Mesopotamian Religion and Its Syncretic Influence

By: Arab America Contributing Writer / Drew Jackson The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq is anciently and popularly known by its Greek name ‘Mesopotamia’ meaning the land between the rivers.  Mesopotamian culture and history are important, not just to the Arab world, but to all of modern-day civilization.  Mesopotamia is … Continued

Touring the Eight Qatar World Cup Stadiums

By Drew Jackson/ Arab America Contributing Writer The 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place this Winter in Qatar has been one of the most anticipated sporting events since Qatar won the FIFA bid in 2010.  This World Cup will be the first to take place in an Arab nation and is also set to be … Continued

Turba Farms Leads the Way for Lebanese Food Security

By Drew Jackson / Contributing Writer Arab America “Turba” the Arabic word for soil is the name of a new farm in Zahle, Lebanon, aimed at combatting food insecurity and soil death in new regenerative farming project on behalf of the NGO “Farms Not Arms.”  This female-led regeneration project places soil health at the center … Continued

Ancient Discovery in Gaza Raises Questions About Archaeological Protection

By Drew Jackson / Arab America Contributing Writer A Palestinian farmer recently unearthed a Byzantine-era mosaic in Gaza, in what experts call one of the region’s most important archaeological finds.  The mosaic, depicting several animals and geographic shapes, dates back to between the fifth and seventh centuries CE and has raised questions about the protection … Continued

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