July 24, 2009
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July 22, 2009
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According to Arabian Business, Dubai's Al Nassma, the world's first brand of chocolate made with camels' milk, plans to expand into new Arab markets, Europe, Japan and the United States, its general manager said on Tuesday.
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A new generation in Gaza is growing up with trauma and anger. CNN's Paula Hancocks meets those who are trying to help.
CNN's Paula Hancocks visits the Israeli towns bordering Gaza to see how they are coping six months after Israel's operation.
July 17, 2009
Posted: 1202 GMT
Saddam Hussein may be gone, but he has left a psychological scar on Iraqi society. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images. A Palestinian boy wearing a security officer outfit shakes hands with a US member of the anti-Zionist religious Jewish community Naturei Karta during their visit to Gaza City on July 16, 2009. The group entered the Palestinian enclave late on July 15 with tens of foreign and Arab activists and an aid convoy headed by British MP George Galloway.
MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images. US members of the anti-Zionist religious Jewish community Naturei Karta attend a ceremony at the Palestinian parliament in Gaza City during their visit to the Hamas-run territory July 16, 2009.
MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images. Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (R) gives gifts to members the anti-Zionist religious Jewish communities of the USA Naturei Karta during their visit to Gaza City on July 16, 2009.
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JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images. An organiser measures the length of an Israeli woman's heel prior to the 'Race on Heels' near the beach in Tel Aviv on July 16, 2009. The competition came to Israel for the first time after being held in Amsterdam, New York and Berlin. During the race all women are asked to run on heels above 7 centimetres on a 50-metre track.
JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images. Israeli women compete during the 'Race on Heels' near the beach in Tel Aviv on July 16, 2009.
JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images. Jenni Arkchyeb (C) stands on the podium with runners-up after winning the 'Race on Heels' near the beach in Tel Aviv on July 16, 2009.
July 14, 2009
Posted: 917 GMT
Dubai, UAE - Just a few weeks ago, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Vice President of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, joined the global social networking site Facebook. With close to 50,000 fans, Sheikh Mohammed is one of a growing number of public figures, celebrities and politicians who have recently tapped the worldwide web to communicate with the public.
He has turned his “wall”, a space usually used between friends to leave tongue-in-cheek messages to each other, into a discussion forum on issues of public interest.
Recently Sheikh Mohammed asked "Should the new academic year start during Ramadan or after the Eid holiday?" After surveying the multiple Facebook comments and consulting other experts, the Ministry of Education decided to postpone the start of the 2009-10 school year, until after Eid. Sheikh Mohammed then updated his Facebook status thanking the public for their opinions.
While Sheikh Mohammed’s page also serves a more traditional purpose – carrying personal details about his family, hobbies and interests – as with most things in Dubai, his page isn't really about him. Rather, it signals the Emirate’s continued support for creative modern approaches to improved communication. It's another way to foster dialogue and promote a sense of community in this diverse, cosmopolitan place. And it's also a step toward a more accessible leader. One person commented "Wow-my first friend who is a leader of a nation!".
Facebook is not the only social networking site that Sheikh Mohammed has joined. Like Queen Rania of Jordan before him, he has set up a twitter account. In keeping with his facebook page his most recent tweet says "will be able to confirm in 10 days time, the date when Private and British schools will be reopening in the UAE."
I now wonder if Sheikh Mohammed also skypes?
Before starting her internship at CNN Dubai, Jieun worked for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong and the United States. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in International Relations.
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AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images. The Iraqi team is welcomed by fans onto the pitch at the start of the friendly match Iraq versus Palestine at the al-Shaab Stadium in central Baghdad on July 13, 2009. Iraq won 4-0. Over 50,000 fans attended the first international football match played in the Iraqi capital since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images. Members of the Iraqi team line up at the start of their friendly match Iraq versus Palestine at the al-Shaab Stadium in central Baghdad on July 13, 2009. Iraq won 4-0.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images. Members of the Palestinian team stand on the pitch at the start of the friendly match Iraq versus Palestine at the al-Shaab Stadium in central Baghdad on July 13, 2009. Iraq won 4-0.
AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images. An Iraqi fan celebrates during the friendly match Iraq versus Palestine at the al-Shaab Stadium in central Baghdad on July 13, 2009. Iraq won 4-0.
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DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images. Fireworks are set off during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on July 13, 2009. The 18th Jewish Maccabiah sports Games will be held from July 13th to July 28th in Israel. The Maccabiah Games are quadrennial Jewish Olympics, held in Israel the year following the Olympic Games. Every four years, the best Jewish athletes from throughout the world compete in Open, Masters, Juniors, and Disabled competitions.
DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images.US Olympic swimmer Jason Lezak lights the Maccabiah torch during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on July 13, 2009.
DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images. Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv on July 13, 2009.