Tag: Jordan

An Oscar for the Arabs

Since Rami Malek’s eloquent acceptance speech for the best actor award at the Oscars last Sunday, in which he talked about his Egyptian roots, social media has been abuzz with Arab pride. “No waaaaaaay!!! FREAKIN’ RAMI MALEK WON!!!! Arab Pride right here! We are so, so proud!” read one tweet. […]

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Nike And Jordan Released Their Full 2019 NBA All-Star Collection

Nike With the 2019 NBA All-Star Game set to go down in two weeks, Jordan Brand and Nike have officially unveiled their All-Star collection, a grouping that includes brand new colorways of the signature sneakers for Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Paul George as well as the Air […]

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Jordan Announced Russell Westbrook’s Second Signature Sneaker, The Why Not? Zer0.2

Nike Things are going pretty well for Russell Westbrook right now. On the court, the former league MVP and the Oklahoma City Thunder are fighting for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, sitting one game behind the conference’s co-leaders, the Denver Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors. Westbrook […]

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[Update: Available for all] Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Israel Aids Evacuation of Hundreds of ‘White Helmets’ and Families in Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Israel has facilitated the evacuation of hundreds of rescue workers, known as the White Helmets, and their families from an embattled pocket of southern Syria, helping them to travel through Israeli-held territory to reach Jordan, Israeli and Jordanian officials said on Sunday. The unprecedented move in a part of Syria where pro-government […]

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Military Spending Is Up, but Aerospace and Defense Workers Are Scarce

On a sunny Sunday in March, 29 new United States Air Force recruits took an oath to support and defend the Constitution. This was not just any swearing-in because the man turning civilians into airmen was an Air Force Thunderbird pilot. When Maj. Eric Gorney finished the ceremony on the tarmac at Florida’s Orlando Melbourne […]

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Scorpions, Dehydration, Disease: Syrians at the Border Face Deadly Threats

Thousands of Syrians who fled a government offensive in the southwestern province of Dara’a are facing new, deadly risks: scorpions, snakes, disease and dehydration. At least 15 Syrians have died in makeshift camps near the Jordanian border because of “scorpion bites, dehydration and diseases transmitted through contaminated water,” according to a report from the United […]

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Syrian Assault Flouts U.S.-Backed Cease-Fire and Sets Off New Exodus

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A Syrian government assault on one of the country’s last two rebel-held territories has driven 160,000 people from their homes across southwestern Syria, violating a United States-backed cease-fire and threatening to entangle Israel and Jordan in the conflict. Government troops, backed by Syrian and Russian airstrikes and barrel bombs, have steamrollered through […]

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Prince William Lands in Jordan for ‘Historic’ Middle East Trip

In all three places, he’s expected to hobnob with young entrepreneurs, inspect the tech and media sectors, visit historical sites and meet with senior political and religious leaders, as well as with leaders in business, civil society, the arts, media and other industries. Itinerary Highlights Jordan: William left Britain on Sunday morning, landing in Amman, […]

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Nike’s Latest Micheal Jordan Jersey Will Set You Back $400

The latest Michael Jordan Jersey is now available to pre-order at Nike. Inspired by the NBA uniform, the “Icon Edition Authentic (Chicago Bulls) Nike NBA Connected Jersey” is a true collectible, coming in a graphic print display window box. Repping the Chicago Bulls, and Jordan’s famous number 23, the jersey is made from quick-drying knitted […]

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Audit: 60 Percent of U.S. Military ‘Train and Equip’ Projects Failed to Improve Trainees

Congress’s watchdog arm this week raised questions on how effectively the Pentagon and U.S. State Department are overseeing projects linked to multi-billion dollar Global Train and Equip program primarily intended to improve counterterrorism capabilities for U.S. partner nations like Jordan, Niger, and Afghanistan. In an audit released on Wednesday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found […]

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