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The Biggest Challenge for Apple and Spotify in North Africa: YouTube

YouTube is reaping the rewards of a seed sown in lands where no one else would tread.
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The Secret Weapon of Arab Regimes — Influencers and Vloggers

The most repressive regimes in the Middle East are paying social media influencers to recast their image in softer tones.
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Butterfly Effect: In a Trump 2.0, MBZ Could Be the New MBS

The US president is hedging his bets in the Middle East, and he’s not depending only on Saudi Arabia.
The New + the Next

Can These Female Techno Stars Change the Middle East?

Held back for decades by the region’s conservative religious and political landscape, Arab female techno artists are finally breaking through.

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
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Butterfly Effect: The Next Nuclear Race Is Starting

A nuclear free-for-all looms — ignoring the lessons of the horrific Hiroshima bombing 75 years ago.
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The Biggest Health Care Cost for 27 Countries? FGM

A new assessment by the WHO shows that it's not just women who are bleeding from female genital mutilation — their countries are too.
The New + the Next

UAE Seeks to Escape Saudi Shadow as a Global Player

The UAE is pitching itself as a global firefighter as the pandemic continues to sink its teeth into the economies of traditional donor nations.
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Can Qatar’s Feminists Go Where Saudi Arabia’s Couldn’t?

Young women are forcing Doha to confront demands for change in a conservative society trying to present itself as different from its Gulf rivals.
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The Secret Kink Meetings in Pandemic Istanbul

While residents are told to stay at home, this kink community continues to meet for pain and pleasure.
News + Politics

Syria: Is the Endgame Approaching?

America will eventually learn the lesson of having failed to bring strong diplomacy and a bit more muscle to Syria.

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
True Stories

The History of Finding (or Building) Noah's Ark

The ancient flood myth has inspired centuries of religious creationists and intrepid explorers.
News + Politics

Iraq's Protesters Dig in Their Heels

Facing sticks, knives and punches, Iraq's protesters refuse to budge without meaningful political reform.

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