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WHO calls for greater action to fight diabetes & obesity in the Middle East

WHO calls for greater action to fight diabetes & obesity in the Middle East

The World Health Organization’s regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al Mandhari, is calling for united action to strengthen health systems in the the Levant.
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UAE targets growing childhood obesity rates in MENA

UAE targets growing childhood obesity rates in MENA

Eighteen-year-old UAE-resident Nouran Fouad lost ten kilograms in two months after changing her eating habits and overhauling her lifestyle.
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Will an Emirati businessman succeed in towing an iceberg to the UAE?

Will an Emirati businessman succeed in towing an iceberg to the UAE?

An Emirati businessman wants to tow an iceberg from Antarctica to the Arabian Gulf.
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What are some Middle East inventions that helped shape the world?

What are some Middle East inventions that helped shape the world?

Since the beginning of humankind, inventions have helped move civilizations forward, with many creations coming from Middle East and North Africa.
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Little inventors come up with big ideas in the UAE

Little inventors come up with big ideas in the UAE

Investing in inventors is how some countries in the Middle East and North Africa are looking to enrich and enhance their societies.
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Peru: Sustainable farming in the rainforest

Peru: Sustainable farming in the rainforest

Deforestation in the Amazon jungle is destroying human and animal habitats at an alarming rate. An NGO in Iquitos is helping local farmers adopt methods that protect more trees and yield better harvests.
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Deutsche Welle
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Global Snack

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Global Snack

Meat is often on the menu when dining in Banja Luka. One favorite is cevapi, kebabs of ground beef served in flatbread. We visit the Obelix Restaurant to see how it is made.
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Deutsche Welle
Brazil: Global teen

Brazil: Global teen

Beatriz de Abreau Soares Schmitz is 15 and lives in Brasilia. She loves to play guitar and to party with her friends, but she is also concerned about global problems such as water scarcity.
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Deutsche Welle
Why is honey in Oman creating a business buzz?

Why is honey in Oman creating a business buzz?

In the Al-Hajar mountain chain of northern Oman, what appears to be just a pile of logs is actually an apiary of beehives. This is a centuries-old method of beekeeping which has been passed down from one generation to the next.
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Rising Syrian songwriter-rapper Moh Flow talks challenges for regional artists

Rising Syrian songwriter-rapper Moh Flow talks challenges for regional artists

Singer-songwriter Moh Flow is hoping to hit the big time with his most recent releases from an upcoming album called Faith.
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How are Egyptians leading the way for American Football in the region?

How are Egyptians leading the way for American Football in the region?

Egypt is the only nation in North Africa which is home to a domestic American Football League.
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Philippines: Minimizing food waste

Philippines: Minimizing food waste

Over 2,000 tons of food are thrown away every day in Manila even though one in three Filipinos lives below the poverty line. A chef from the vacation resort of Tagaytay wants to change that.
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Deutsche Welle
Can coral species in Jordan save other reefs from global warming?

Can coral species in Jordan save other reefs from global warming?

Scientists in Jordan have discovered that corals in the Gulf of Aqaba are resisting the rise in water temperatures.
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Deep sea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau teaches UAE children about ocean conservation

Deep sea explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau teaches UAE children about ocean conservation

Oceanographer and environmentalist, Jean-Michel Cousteau, paid his first visit to the United Arab Emirates as part of his educational conservation programme.
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Shady dealing in endangered wildlife

Shady dealing in endangered wildlife

The sale of illegal wildlife has grown into a $20 billion business along with narcotics, arms sales and human trafficking. Online sales make wildlife trafficking even easier.
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Deutsche Welle
Wildlife trafficking in Peru

Wildlife trafficking in Peru

The famous Belen market in Iquitos, Peru specializes in bushmeat. Animal conservationists do what they can to rescue endangered species from wildlife traffickers.
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Deutsche Welle
Uganda's southern white rhinos

Uganda's southern white rhinos

There were no rhinos left in Uganda until the Rhino Fund imported a few and started a breeding program. Now there are 24 at its sanctuary in Ziwa, protected by a large team of rangers.
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How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East?

How is Disney’s remake of Aladdin good news for the Middle East?

Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is amongst the latest additions in Jordan’s contribution to the international film industry.
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Film mogul Tarak Ben Ammar urges expansion of Arab cinema industry

Film mogul Tarak Ben Ammar urges expansion of Arab cinema industry

Tunisian producer Tarak Ben Ammar has been in the international movie business for almost 50 years.
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Israel: Helping people with mental health issues

Israel: Helping people with mental health issues

People with mental health issues have little hope of finding a job, but social entrepreneur Irad Eichler believes in their potential. He's set up a training center to prepare them for working life - overcoming their isolation at the same time.
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Brazil: Indigenous peoples show the way

Brazil: Indigenous peoples show the way

The Satere-Mawe people grow the Guarana plant using traditional methods in the Amazon basin. They are hoping others will follow their example and prevent further damage to the rainforest.
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Rwanda: Global Teen Mutoni Favour loves books

Rwanda: Global Teen Mutoni Favour loves books

17-year-old Mutoni Favour lives with her two younger sisters and their uncle and aunt. Her father works as a driver, her mother died while she was still young. She loves to read novels and listen to music.
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How did Sharjah become the 2019 World Book Capital? H.E. Bodour Al Qasimi explains

How did Sharjah become the 2019 World Book Capital? H.E. Bodour Al Qasimi explains

The emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates was recently elected the UNESCO World Book Capital for 2019.
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Kumzari: the Omani language on the verge of extinction

Kumzari: the Omani language on the verge of extinction

The tiny fishing village of Kumzar lies in the northern tip of Oman at the strategic trade artery called the Strait of Hormuz, and as a result, has developed an uncommon identity.
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Mexico: Coastal protection, Aztec-style

Mexico: Coastal protection, Aztec-style

Famers in Veracruz have cleared large areas of mangroves in recent years that used to protect the coast. The region is now defenseless against storms. A traditional style of crop called a Chinampa could save it.
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India: Empowering women to earn money

India: Empowering women to earn money

Men still dominate many aspects of life in India, with women traditionally staying at home. A cooperative is helping to get women into work and strengthen their position within society.
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Syria: The Shammar look to the future

Syria: The Shammar look to the future

The Shammar are one of the largest Arab tribes in northern Syria. Its forces fought the IS, and now that the civil war is coming to an end, the Shammar hope to help shape the country's future. he largest Arab tribes in northern Syria. Its forces f...
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Japan: Strict rules for asylum seekers

Japan: Strict rules for asylum seekers

In 2018, around 10,000 people applied for asylum in Japan. Only 42 were approved - fewer than in any other industrialized country. The rejected applicants are often held in camps with poor living conditions. We went to meet some of them.
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Mali: Returning to a destroyed land

Mali: Returning to a destroyed land

Mali was gripped by terrorist conflicts for decades. More than 100,000 people fled to neighboring countries. The 2015 peace treaty led many of them to return. But religious extremists still govern many aspects of everyday life - even in schools.
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Africa's underground forest

Africa's underground forest

The Sahel is hot, dry and barren. Trees have been cut down to make charcoal and building materials. Tony Rinaudo, winner of the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, shows farmers his method of growing new trees from stumps.
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Colombia: Refugees in their own country

Colombia: Refugees in their own country

Colombia has 7.7 million internal refugees - more than any other country. They fled the conflict between paramilitary groups and can't return to their homes. There are also 1.5 million Venezuelans seeking refuge in Colombia.
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Germany: How do refugees assimilate?

Germany: How do refugees assimilate?

Most asylum applicants in Germany are under 30. They're young, and hopeful they'll be able to rebuild their lives in a new country. A Syrian photographer explains how his camera helped him integrate.
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United in diversity? The EU Parliament is about to find out

United in diversity? The EU Parliament is about to find out

The crumbling of old alliances and the emergence of new players has created a European Parliament which has little in common except a lack of common ground, writes Darren McCaffrey
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Chronicle of Decay - Boris Mikhailov

Chronicle of Decay - Boris Mikhailov

Boris Mikhailov chronicled the decay of former Eastern bloc countries in starkly documentary images, yet his work remained largely unpublished until the 1990s. Today, he is one of the leading contemporary photographers of the post-Soviet generation.
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The surge of populists in the EU elections is being greatly exaggerated ǀ View

The surge of populists in the EU elections is being greatly exaggerated ǀ View

The prospects of a populist, Far Right takeover in the European Parliament have been overhyped in the media. They are going to remain internally divided. They are going to remain in the minority and they are going to be increasingly marginalised.
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Syria: The Shammar look to the future

Syria: The Shammar look to the future

The Shammar are one of the largest Arab tribes in northern Syria. Its forces fought the IS, and now that the civil war is coming to an end, the Shammar hope to help shape the country's future.
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Sweet stories: Popular desserts in the Middle East explained

Sweet stories: Popular desserts in the Middle East explained

In the Middle East and North Africa, homemade sweets and confectionary are gestures of welcome and celebration.
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Michelin-star chef Michael Mina shares recipe for success

Michelin-star chef Michael Mina shares recipe for success

During a visit to the UAE, celebrity chef Michael Mina talks to Euronews about his colourful career and how his cuisine is going back to his North African roots.
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Sweet stories: Popular deserts in the Middle East explained

Sweet stories: Popular deserts in the Middle East explained

In the Middle East and North Africa, homemade sweets and confectionary are gestures of welcome and celebration.
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What to do with Moscow's garbage?

What to do with Moscow's garbage?

The Russian capital produces millions of tons of trash every year. It often ends up in landfills thousands of kilometers away. In the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk protest is growing against the garbage from Moscow.
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Nepal: Global living rooms

Nepal: Global living rooms

Nepalese farmer Ram Chaudary shows us his home in Kapilvastu in the Terai, a fertile lowland region in the south of the country. He lives there with his mother, two daughters and two nieces.
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Flood management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flood management in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In 2014 the Vrbas River in Bosnia and Herzegovina overflowed its banks after heavy rains, leaving twenty people dead. Climate change is making such extreme weather more likely. That is why the country is investing in flood protection.
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A traditional snack in Delhi

A traditional snack in Delhi

In Old Delhi is a street famous for a special snack: parathas, or flatbread. The traditional specialty has a long history.
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Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque feeds 30,000 during Ramadan

Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque feeds 30,000 during Ramadan

Ramadan is a time of reflection and communion for the estimated 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide.
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Ramadan unites Christians and Muslims in Egypt

Ramadan unites Christians and Muslims in Egypt

A group of Muslims and Christians have come together in Egypt to give their time to help the needy of society.
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What are bad sleep habits in the Middle East? Experts explain

What are bad sleep habits in the Middle East? Experts explain

Insomnia remains a largely undiagnosed and under-treated issue in the Middle East region.
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Emirates CEO sees FY profit, wants Boeing compensation

Emirates CEO sees FY profit, wants Boeing compensation

Emirates Airline, the world’s largest long-haul carrier, will report profitable full year earnings this month, according to its CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
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Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

Sri Lankan Airlines puts flight marshals on planes, tourist numbers to drop by 500,000

One week after the attacks in Sri Lanka, executives from the country’s Tourism Development Authority and national airline attended the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.
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