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Inspire Middle East

Every week Inspire Middle East brings you unmissable stories from across a region bursting with new energy. Euronews’ Middle East show, explores cutting edge innovation , tech, fashion, lifestyle and culture; introducing you to the region’s trend setters and game changers. Inspire Middle East showcases new voices, and vibrant storytelling from across the business and cultural spectrum, connecting people in the region with those around the world.
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Inspire Middle East - How can tech help the arts? Abu Dhabi Culture Summit debates the issue

How can tech help the arts? Abu Dhabi Culture Summit debates the issue

The third annual Culture Summit was held from 7 to 11 April in Abu Dhabi, gathering industry experts from 90 different counties. The main theme of this year’s event was the discussion of how technology could be a commanding force for the arts.
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - The latest on Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: An interview with Richard Armstrong

The latest on Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: An interview with Richard Armstrong

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is a project earmarked for the capital’s Saadiyat Island. The museum is being developed near the completed Louvre Abu Dhabi, as part of the emirate’s increased tourism marketing spend by $136 million over three years.
Euronews
5mins
Inspire Middle East - Artists tackle social issues at Sharjah Biennial

Artists tackle social issues at Sharjah Biennial

The 14th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, which runs until June 10, is made up of paintings and sculptures dotted across customised sites throughout the emirate.
Euronews
3mins
Belarus: A Chinese-funded eco-disaster?

Belarus: A Chinese-funded eco-disaster?

A car battery plant in the Belarusian city of Brest has fueled protests. Activists are warning about the impact of highly toxic lead.
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Ghana: Where Europe's e-waste goes

Ghana: Where Europe's e-waste goes

Thousands of tons of discarded electrical goods end up in Ghana's capital Accra every year. The German development agency GIZ is helping with the recycling - in an effort to reduce the impact on workers' health at the waste dump.
Deutsche Welle
7mins
Inspire Middle East - What is ethical hacking and what is it doing for cybersecurity?

What is ethical hacking and what is it doing for cybersecurity?

Hackers today are capable of stealing your bank details in seconds by simply holding your debit card to their phone.
Euronews
2mins
Inspire Middle East - Is blockchain a game-changer? Highlights from the Future Blockchain Summit

Is blockchain a game-changer? Highlights from the Future Blockchain Summit

The UAE hosted its second annual Future Blockchain Summit, gathering together thousands of technology industry experts, government bodies and international companies.
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - Refugees in Jordan are buying groceries with eye scans

Refugees in Jordan are buying groceries with eye scans

Across Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, blockchain technology is helping the United Nations cut costs and combat corruption.
Euronews
2mins
Inspire Middle East - The business of Oud, one of the world’s most expensive scents

The business of Oud, one of the world’s most expensive scents

Oud has been a key ingredient of traditional Middle Eastern perfumes for thousands of years. The distinctive musky scent comes from the wood of the Indian and South American Agarwood tree.
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - UAE’s first tailor is still in business and thriving

UAE’s first tailor is still in business and thriving

In the souk of Dubai’s old Deira district lies the oldest tailoring shop in the UAE. National Tailors, is renowned for making kanduras, a traditional garment worn by men in the Gulf region.
Euronews
3mins
Inspire Middle East - Mr. Erbil: the social media influencers styling up Iraq

Mr. Erbil: the social media influencers styling up Iraq

The gentlemen’s fashion club, Mr. Erbil is revamping style and culture in the Kurdish region in the northern part of Iraq.
Euronews
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Belize: Slash and burn farming

Belize: Slash and burn farming

"Slash and burn" agriculture involves lighting fires to clear land. It's been practiced for generations in Belize. The method makes the soil more fertile for a short time, but it also releases huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Inspire Middle East - How is traditional dance being revitalised in the UAE?

How is traditional dance being revitalised in the UAE?

Folkloric dance is an important part of Middle Eastern identity, but dancers in the United Arab Emirates are adding a modern twist to their performances. The Sima Dance Company has been established in Dubai since 2014 and merges cultural dances, l...
Euronews
4mins
Inspire Middle East - Flamenco legend Sara Baras performs to a sell-out crowd in Abu Dhabi

Flamenco legend Sara Baras performs to a sell-out crowd in Abu Dhabi

Sara Baras brought her show “Sombras” to the United Arab Emirates, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the founding of her company.
Euronews
12mins
Siberia: Anti-Chinese protests

Siberia: Anti-Chinese protests

In Siberia there is growing hostility towards China: illegal loggers are destroying the region's forests and selling timber to China. Demonstrations are taking place in Omsk in protest at plans to build housing for some 3,000 Chinese workers.
Deutsche Welle
6mins
Kenya: Switching to biogas

Kenya: Switching to biogas

In rural Kenya, many people are off the grid, cooking over open fires. A project to provide smallholder farmers with a biogas plant they feed with manure enables them to switch to methane, which burns cleanly.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Inspire Middle East - How are mothers in Jordan countering stigma towards children with disabilities?

How are mothers in Jordan countering stigma towards children with disabilities?

A new Jordanian cartoon, Team Hero is unique in the region. Unlike other comics, one of the main protagonists, Waseem, is Autistic. The episodes educate children on diversity and inclusion.
Euronews
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Inspire Middle East - Abu Dhabi Special Olympics wraps, but fight for inclusion continues

Abu Dhabi Special Olympics wraps, but fight for inclusion continues

Lit in Athens and brought to Abu Dhabi, the arrival of the Flame of Hope marked the start of the Special Olympic World Games in the United Arab Emirates. For the first time, the global sports event dedicated to people with intellectual disabilitie...
Euronews
12mins
India: A school empowering child brides

India: A school empowering child brides

A boarding school in the state of Jodhpur is helping to empower child brides through education. Child marriages are common in India, despite being illegal. The school project is called Veerni, which means "woman of strength" or "heroine".
Deutsche Welle
4mins
Colombia: Gas firm redresses eco-damage

Colombia: Gas firm redresses eco-damage

Making amends for environmental destruction. Colombian gas provider Promigas is funding conservation projects to compensate for the damage done by its pipelines. The beneficiary is the Los Colorados wildlife sanctuary in the north of Colombia.
Deutsche Welle
6mins
Inspire Middle East - What were the latest trends in advertising showcased at Dubai Lynx?

What were the latest trends in advertising showcased at Dubai Lynx?

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity gathered top players in the marketing, advertising and communications industry in the UAE.
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - Steve Harvey at Dubai Lynx: “Google has fooled young people”

Steve Harvey at Dubai Lynx: “Google has fooled young people”

The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity hosted Steve Harvey this week in the UAE.
Euronews
1min
Inspire Middle East - Jordanian start-ups showcased in London

Jordanian start-ups showcased in London

Jordan is on a journey to reform its economy. Counting on a fresh generation of young entrepreneurs to help fuel its future, the country is hungry to boost productivity and growth, plus create more jobs.
Euronews
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Inspire Middle East - ‘Crude’ art exhibition explores social impact of oil industry in the Middle East

‘Crude’ art exhibition explores social impact of oil industry in the Middle East

An exhibition in Dubai is transforming one of the world’s most valuable commodities into art.
Euronews
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Ecuador: Municipal gardens in Quito help fight hunger

Ecuador: Municipal gardens in Quito help fight hunger

An urban farming project is securing food sources for thousands of poor people in Quito - by providing access to gardens. Participants currently grow over 900 tons of produce for consumption and sale. The gardens are also good for the climate.
Deutsche Welle
6mins
Ghana: Poultry farmers undercut by EU imports

Ghana: Poultry farmers undercut by EU imports

The European appetite for chicken begins and ends with the bird's breast. Other parts are chopped up, frozen and shipped abroad - often to Africa. Poultry imports subsidized by the EU are ruining the market for African farmers.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Germany: The PFOA scandal in Altotting

Germany: The PFOA scandal in Altotting

The Bavarian town of Altotting has long claimed to have the region's purest water. Nowadays many people think twice about consuming the water here. Studies have shown it's contaminated with perfluorooctanoic acid or PFOA, which might cause cancer.
Deutsche Welle
6mins
Global Teen Colombia

Global Teen Colombia

Juan Carlos Contreras Nobles is 16 years old and comes from the village of Sempegua in northern Colombia. He has a twin brother and three other brothers and sisters.
Deutsche Welle
3mins
Inspire Middle East - Male, Muslim and feminist, UN’s Mohammad Naciri talks women’s rights in the Middle East

Male, Muslim and feminist, UN’s Mohammad Naciri talks women’s rights in the Middle East

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Mohammad Naciri, a regional director for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, spoke to Euronews about the current state of the women’s rights cause amongst A...
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - Breast cancer awareness in focus in the UAE

Breast cancer awareness in focus in the UAE

Dressed in pink, volunteers took part in a horseback parade across the UAE to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Euronews
2mins
Inspire Middle East - Turbo women: cyclists show their endurance in BikingMan Oman

Turbo women: cyclists show their endurance in BikingMan Oman

Cyclists from across the world have come to compete in an unsupported ultra-cycling race taking place along Oman’s rugged terrain.
Euronews
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Global Teen from Bangkok, Thailand

Global Teen from Bangkok, Thailand

Grace Gambrill is 16. Her mother is from Thailand, and her father is half New Zealander, half Australian. She attends an international school in downtown Bangkok. Her favorite hobby is playing volleyball.
Deutsche Welle
2mins
Rwanda - Golden monkeys under threat

Rwanda - Golden monkeys under threat

Golden monkeys are an endangered species. The animals' habitat is also being encroached on by a growing human population who go into the Volcanoes National Park to gather wood. An NGO aims to protect the forest - with energy-efficient stoves.
Deutsche Welle
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Brazil: Five women share one seat in parliament

Brazil: Five women share one seat in parliament

Five women from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco currently share a seat in the regional parliament. Only one of them physically occupies the seat, but they share all the work involved.
Deutsche Welle
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Inspire Middle East - Life coach Tony Robbins shares top career advice: Self-education

Life coach Tony Robbins shares top career advice: Self-education

Best-selling author and life coach Tony Robbins, famous for helping people like President Clinton and Serena Williams in times of personal and professional crisis, came to the UAE to share his advice with an audience which included parliamentarians.
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - Artists and locals make-over Beirut suburb of Ouzai

Artists and locals make-over Beirut suburb of Ouzai

Ouzai, a once neglected neighbourhood near Beirut, is being transformed by passionate painters.
Euronews
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Inspire Middle East - Winter at Tantora: music festival brings Yanni and other stars to Saudi Arabia

Winter at Tantora: music festival brings Yanni and other stars to Saudi Arabia

The Winter at Tantora Festival is bringing international music stars to perform at Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia.
Euronews
12mins
Indonesia: Help for smallholder farmers

Indonesia: Help for smallholder farmers

Helianti Hilman wants to provide indigenous farmers with a better livelihood. She sells products grown by a network of more than 50,000 smallholder farmers.
Deutsche Welle
5mins
Inspire Middle East - What is Tunisia’s ‘cultural cave’ and how is it helping local artists?

What is Tunisia’s ‘cultural cave’ and how is it helping local artists?

A natural cave filled with modern paintings and artwork installations is amongst Tunisia’s hidden cultural treasures.
Euronews
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Inspire Middle East - Why is Al-Ula paving the way towards tourism in Saudi Arabia?

Why is Al-Ula paving the way towards tourism in Saudi Arabia?

The Al-Ula governorate in Saudi Arabia is an area packed with prehistoric sites and landmarks.
Euronews
3mins
Ghana: Dying cocoa plantations

Ghana: Dying cocoa plantations

Ghana is the world's second largest cocoa exporter. But production has declined due to crop disease and extreme dry weather. An organization from the Netherlands is helping farmers to replace their old cocoa trees.
Deutsche Welle
7mins
Mexico: Sustainable tourism

Mexico: Sustainable tourism

For centuries the Mixtec community in the state of Oaxaca has been farming agave plants. They now want to share their traditions with outsiders. The farmers have the support of Rutopia, a startup from Mexico City that promotes rural eco-tourism.
Deutsche Welle
8mins
Inspire Middle East - World Government Summit: Leaders prioritize climate change solutions

World Government Summit: Leaders prioritize climate change solutions

The 7th edition of World Government Summit was held in Dubai, gathering world leaders alongside experts in the sectors of technology, economy, environment and wellbeing.
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - How does switching between languages impact your body?

How does switching between languages impact your body?

UAE-based researchers are exploring how switching between languages affects the body and brain.
Euronews
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Inspire Middle East - Wagner’s The Valkyrie debuts in Abu Dhabi

Wagner’s The Valkyrie debuts in Abu Dhabi

Richard Wagner’s The Valkyrie was staged in the United Arab Emirates for the very first time. The performance was part of the Abu Dhabi Classics season, an initiative that brings international musical talent to the emirates.
Euronews
12mins
Inspire Middle East - UAE residents celebrate the Chinese New Year

UAE residents celebrate the Chinese New Year

Chinese residents in the United Arab Emirates gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Euronews
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Iraq: Uncertain future for IS families

Iraq: Uncertain future for IS families

Following the defeat of the terror organization Islamic State, the families of thousands of dead militants are stranded in refugee camps in Iraq. They're shunned in the camps, and outcasts in the country.
Deutsche Welle
6mins
Global Teen from the Dominican Republic

Global Teen from the Dominican Republic

Amelia Ceballos Melenciano is 16 years old and comes from the Cinco de April quarter of the San Cristobal municipality in the Dominican Republic.
Deutsche Welle
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