Samuel Wendel


1 year ago

Translating Success: Egyptian Actor Amr Waked Wants To Produce Films On The World Stage

t’s a late afternoon in June and Amr Waked has just returned from his Spanish lessons—part of his new daily routine in Barcelona. The 45-year-old Egyptian actor and producer relocated full-time to...
By Samuel Wendel 17 min read
1 year ago

Style Guide: Lebanese Designer Reem Acra On How She’s Supporting The Middle East’s Fashion Industry

Lebanon’s Reem Acra, who built a fashion house in New York and achieved global renown, is now devoting some of her time to support the Middle East’s promising fashion industry.
By Samuel Wendel 14 min read
1 year ago

Orascom Inks Deal With Consortium To Develop 500 MW Wind Farm In Egypt

As part of a consortium, Orascom Construction has signed a deal to develop a new 500 megawatt wind farm in Egypt's Ras Ghareb, along the Red Sea coast. The Egyptian construction giant says it will be...
1 year ago

Blockchain Platform Stellar Obtains Islamic Finance Certification

Stellar, a blockchain platform developed in the US, has earned a Sharia compliance certification from Islamic scholars in Bahrain—a sign that cryptocurrencies and their potential applications are...
1 year ago

High Stakes As Trump And Putin Kick Off Summit In Finland

With the world watching closely, US President Trump began a controversial one-on-one meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday in Finland's capital of Helsinki. In opening remarks,...
1 year ago

Saudi Arabia Securities Regulator Awards First Fintech Licenses

Saudi Arabia’s securities regulator this week approved its first two financial technology licenses for startups, helping lay the groundwork for a broader fintech sector in the kingdom. The Capital...
1 year ago

Etisalat Powers Up 5G Network At Dubai Expo 2020

The commercial rollout of 5G is now underway in the Middle East. The Dubai Expo 2020 launched a 5G network this week through a deal with Abu Dhabi telecom Etisalat—making the expo a high-profile...
1 year ago

ADNOC Builds Ties With Chinese Energy Majors During New Downstream Push

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is currently looking to expand its relationship with China’s biggest energy majors, a move that comes as part of the state-owned oil giant's new push to...