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Egypt: Luxor sets sights on Gulf tourists

Egypt: Luxor sets sights on Gulf tourists

Luxor’s governor, General Tariq Saadeddine, has announced that the governorate will target the Saudi and Gulf markets to attract new tourists to the ancient Egyptian city. He said “this is part of Luxor’s attempt to find a solution to its unprecedented tourism...
Qatar’s Introspective Islamists

Qatar’s Introspective Islamists

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Those who follow the development of Islamist movements in the Gulf often see the same scenario played out over and over again. The story begins with students sent to Egypt for enlightenment. There, they encounter a range of nationalist, Islamist...
Ahmedinejad’s About Face

Ahmedinejad’s About Face

On his eight trips to New York to attend the annual UN Assembly gatherings, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never missed a chance to present himself as a revolutionary. He thundered each time from the UN podium that Iran can help bring about a different kind of...