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Contaminated Aquifers: Radioactive Water Threatens Middle East   - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Contaminated Aquifers: Radioactive Water Threatens Middle East   - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The Middle East and North Africa suffer from water shortages and pump millions of liters a day from ancient aquifers. But the water contains high levels of naturally-occurring radioactive contamination.
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A virtual revolution

A virtual revolution | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
People of the Facebook TUNE into one of Saudi Arabia’s television channels and you are likely to find a stuffy report praising the government or a sheikh spinning...
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Airport Review: Qatar's Completely Over-the-top Hamad International Airport

Airport Review: Qatar's Completely Over-the-top Hamad International Airport | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Opened in April 2014, Hamad International Airport cost $16 billion and took 10 years to build — it has a shopping emporium with 70 retail outlets, 30 cafes and restaurants, a spa, two hotels, squash courts, and a public mosque.
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Oman to develop artificial coral reefs in Sur - Times of Oman

Oman to develop artificial coral reefs in Sur - Times of Oman | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
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Oman to develop artificial coral reefs in Sur
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Al Aufi, in a statement, said that the agreement marks the cooperation between the private and public sector to improve and develop fisheries in Oman.
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Take A Look At Qatar's Astounding New $16 Billion Airport - Business Insider

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In recent years, Qatar Airways has risen to become one of the best airlines in the world.
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'Big Hero 6' to Close Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Hollywood Reporter

'Big Hero 6' to Close Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Hollywood Reporter | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter 'Big Hero 6' to Close Abu Dhabi Film Festival Hollywood Reporter The second feature from Mostafa, one of the few Emirati filmmakers to have made the transition from shorts to full-length features, From A to B is a road movie...
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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.
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What Can Islam Do For The Environment? | Green Prophet

What Can Islam Do For The Environment? | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
What can Islam do for the environment? That's a question I have been asking myself for some years now and, in all honestly, I am nowhere near answering it
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Where have all our Dugongs gone?

Where have all our Dugongs gone? | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
EDGE Davao - Serving a seamless society
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Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai will be the world's largest, and greenest? | Green Prophet

Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai will be the world's largest, and greenest? | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) was recently approved for a $33 billion expansion making it the largest airport project on the p
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Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past

Archaeologists Train "Monuments Men" to Save Syria's Past | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Syrian archaeologists and activists are risking their lives in the battle against looting.
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Earliest known sketch of Abu Dhabi uncovered in archives | Green Prophet

Earliest known sketch of Abu Dhabi uncovered in archives | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
A new sketch of Abu Dhabi was just uncovered, showing a rare glimpse into the desert port before it became a super city. The sketch which reveals its most
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Rare parrot fish pair detected off Masirah Island in Oman - Times of Oman

Rare parrot fish pair detected off Masirah Island in Oman - Times of Oman | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
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Rare parrot fish pair detected off Masirah Island in Oman
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It is open to three seas: the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea which makes it easy for the migration for fish species of various types.
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Why my children were lucky to get accepted to a Finnish school in Qatar

Why my children were lucky to get accepted to a Finnish school in Qatar | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Sonia Verma discovered an educational oasis in the desert with important lessons for Canada
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Passports for falcons issued for GCC countries | The National

Passports for falcons issued for GCC countries | The National | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Falconers in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE are to be allowed to bring their animals from country to country without needing new permits each time.
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Passports for falcons issued for GCC countries - The National

Passports for falcons issued for GCC countries - The National | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Passports for falcons issued for GCC countries
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ABU DHABI // Gulf Cooperation Council countries have agreed to allow the passage of falcons among member states — excluding Oman.
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Airport Review: Qatar's Completely Over-the-top Hamad International Airport - Yahoo Travel

Airport Review: Qatar's Completely Over-the-top Hamad International Airport - Yahoo Travel | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
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Airport Review: Qatar's Completely Over-the-top Hamad International Airport
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In Yahoo Travel's new Airport Review series, we dissect everything you need to know — from check-in to takeoff to landing.
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Sotheby's to auction map drawn by Lawrence of Arabia - Asharq Alawsat English

Sotheby's to auction map drawn by Lawrence of Arabia - Asharq Alawsat English | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Asharq Alawsat English Sotheby's to auction map drawn by Lawrence of Arabia Asharq Alawsat English The map, which was drawn shortly after the end of the First World War, was based on the legendary British military intelligence officer's notes of...
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Kuwait bans novel on bedouin's life - ArabianBusiness.com

Kuwait bans novel on bedouin's life - ArabianBusiness.com | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
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Kuwait has banned a book detailing the life of a Bedouin growing up in the Gulf state during the 1980s and 1990s, according to the author.
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Why Dubai is Growing So Fast—And May Eventually Slow Down – Onward

Why Dubai is Growing So Fast—And May Eventually Slow Down – Onward | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
The Middle East's culture capital has made a big bet that in the future, most of the world will want to visit.
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The Lost Libraries of the Sahara‬

The Lost Libraries of the Sahara‬ | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
A once-bustling center of learning in the middle of the Sahara Desert is now a dry, sparsely populated town trying valiantly to save its ancient, extraordinary libraries.
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‘A Palace for Nature’ kills the idea that rich Arabs aren’t green | Green Prophet

‘A Palace for Nature’ kills the idea that rich Arabs aren’t green | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Living large isn't sustainable, at least that is what most green hearts tend to believe, but Sanzpont Arquitectura disagrees. Invited to participate in an
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Middle East wars could put world’s food security at risk

Middle East wars could put world’s food security at risk | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Millions of people could in future face starvation as an indirect result of the violent turmoil in the Middle East which has the highest concentration of wild crop plants needed to produce new food varieties, scientists said.
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Saudi city goes underground to avert vehicular traffic | Green Prophet

Saudi city goes underground to avert vehicular traffic | Green Prophet | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
Is there anything worse than being in a hot city with cars idling, kicking up heat and pollution? We don't think so, and apparently Erick van Egeraat
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Men decide to enjoy shisha pipe in middle of Knightsbridge street

Men decide to enjoy shisha pipe in middle of Knightsbridge street | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
A group of men stopped for a relaxing smoke of a shisha pipe – in the middle of a busy road in Knightsbridge.
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Paragliding to a mountain resort in Oman - CCTV

Paragliding to a mountain resort in Oman - CCTV | Arabian Peninsula | Scoop.it
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Paragliding to a mountain resort in Oman
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There are few roads in Oman's rugged Musandam Peninsula. For centuries people relied on boats to travel to and from the villages dotted along the Indian Ocean in the shadow of the Hajar Mountains.
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