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L’Oreal: Africa Can Be An Important Market To Help Achieve Its 2 Billion User Base Target (Part 1)

We believe Africa will play a pivotal role in L’Oreal’s expansion plan. The Middle East and Africa segment is the fastest growing geographical segment for L’Oreal (approximately 15% year on year). In 2013, L’Oreal’s revenues grew by 2.3% to €23 billion (~$30.5 billion) out of which 2.4% came from this region.

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How are you this morning folks? International Politics Overall - Russia said it hoped to organize a conference by late January between the regime in Syria and the opposition Middle East - Jordan announced it would get back a Jordanian pilot who was captured by Islamic State militants after his plane was shot down - Iraq and Turkey announced [...]

The Armory Show announces list of exhibitors for 2015 edition

19 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Armory Show 2015 returns for its 17th edition from March 5 to 8, hosting 197 of the world's premier galleries from 28 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Having received a record number ofShow More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Christmas Greeting – 2014

"Christian communities across the Middle East are experiencing a particularly difficult time."

Linky Thursday #3: Christmas Edition!

Follow a bunch of links from around the world! Cities, Europe, Russia, Asia, Middle East, and the United States of America!

Christmas in Gaza

Middle East Eye | — “Christians in Gaza prepare to celebrate yet another Christmas under the Israeli imposed siege. Bishop Alexios of Gaza speaks to MEE about his hopes that the siege…

Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Reposted from In These Times ISIS (or ISIL, or the Islamic State) sent shock waves through the Middle East and beyond in June when it seized Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. The organization has now laid claim to a swath of territory...Show More Summary

The Google Exec Who Was Locked Up In Egypt During The Arab Spring Leaves The Company For A Startup

Wael Ghonim, a Google exec who was locked up in Egyptian custody during the Arab Spring, has resigned from Google. Back in 2011 he was Google's Middle East marketing head, but had transitioned to Google Ventures in May.  Here's his tweet announcing his departure from Google: Officially resigned from @Google. Show More Summary

At least 60 journalists killed in 2014, almost half in the Middle East

At least 60 journalists around the world were killed on the job in 2014, including an unusually high proportion of international correspondents, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report Tuesday.

Watch a BBC reporter appear really stoned while filming in front of burning opium

After a year packed to the brim with almost uniformly terrible news, BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Summerville felt that

It's Time for the US to Reconsider its Relationship With Egypt

In light of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East with no end on sight, what is one to make out of the contradictory relationship between the United States and Egypt. Of interest, is the latest decision by the Egyptian government to deny entry to a former U.S. Show More Summary

BBC Reporter Giggles His Way Through News Report While Standing Next to Burning Opiates That Got Him Very High

3 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

While doing a report in Afghanistan on the capture and subsequent burn of a massive amount drugs, BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville, stood a little too close to the fire and got so gigglingly high that he wasn’t able to continue. Burning behind me is 8 1/2 tons of burning heroin, opium, hashish and […]

60 journalists killed this year; most in Middle East

At least 60 journalists were killed globally this year in work-related violence, with the Middle East the deadliest region, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said in a year-end report on Tuesday. The 2014 death toll marks a drop from 2013, when 70 journalists were killed, the New York-based watchdog group said. The CPJ is […]

BBC Correspondent Gets Unintentionally High While Reporting On Afghan Drug Bust

Covering Afghanistan is often serious business. So why then is BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville giggling uncontrollably while reporting from the region? Well, it would seem that the fumes from the massive pile of drugs...Show More Summary

IN THE MAIL: From Michael Totten, Tower of the Sun: Stories from the Middle East and North Africa. …

IN THE MAIL: From Michael Totten, Tower of the Sun: Stories from the Middle East and North Africa. Plus, today only from Amazon: Pioneer SC-1223-K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver, $499.00 (55% off). And, also today only: Up to 50% Off Select Mr. Beams Motion-Sensor Spotlights.

Watch This TV Reporter Accidentally Get High on 8.5 Tons of Burning Narcotics

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

BBC Middle East correspondent Quentin Somerville was just trying to report on the narcotics trade in Afghanistan, but learned the hard way that one needs to be careful where they stand in relation to a bonfire full of drugs.

Can We Wait 100 More Years to Reach Gender Parity in Congress?

As we look ahead to the 2016 elections, some may be surprised to learn that six countries in the Middle East and North Africa surpass the U.S. when it comes to female legislative representation. These countries represent a global trend...Show More Summary

Camel Milk in your Chocolate? Only in Dubai

Think of the Arab region, and probably the first things that come to mind are revolution and oil. While for the past three years the Middle East has exported much of the latter, some of its companies have flourished by tapping into local traditions. They’ve rebranded local wares into high-end products and launched them on […]

The Roundup

May Joe Cocker rest in peace. International Politics Overall - A German writer said the Islamic State is underestimated by the West and the group aims to take over Europe Middle East - Ali Abunimah: “Guardian reports ‘acid attack’ on Israelis that never happened” Asia and Oceania - Gallup: Fifty-four percent of Pakistani say the government is doing enough to [...]

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