Almost 70% of Americans own a smartphone nowadays, with the numbers constantly going up due to their “necessity” and even their affordability. A lot of people might think that North America is one of the highest populations to use a smartphone. Nope, the Asia-Pacific region contains almost a billion people using smartphones, while just over 500 […]Read more "Smartphone usage in the middle east"
There’s been news about ISIS being crippled after a successful airstrike by the United States against a compound apparently containing one of it’s main leaders, but there are other ways now that the people in the Middle East are battling the terror. A show called Dawlat al-Khurafa is becoming a popular TV hit in Iraq, […]Read more "Dawlat al-Khurafa- The Middle East’s “South Park”"
When I say citizens, I mean American citizens, including myself especially. A big part of the reason we have these blogs is to read up on articles and create our own opinions on what’t going on across the world. But I just keep asking myself, “Why has it taken 19 years of my life to […]Read more "As citizens, we are ignorant to the world"
With the fights in the Middle East, it’s worth noting who has the biggest arms when it comes to military might over there. These rankings are based on statistical numbers and progress made over the past decades. #5: Iran- With a 6.3 billion dollar defense budget and over 500,000 active front line soldiers, Iran has developed […]Read more "Top 5 military powers in the Middle East and why"
ISIS is pushing for new territory in the Middle East, and the Kurds are one of their biggest obstacles recently. Specifically the Peshmerga (skilled Kurdish fighters) have been putting up great resistance against ISIS and their latest attempts of taking land along the northern border of Iraq. ISIS has been specifically targeting key points in […]Read more "Kurds vs. ISIS: The importance of Kobani"
The question, “Where do you want to study abroad?” or “Where do you want to travel to?” comes up a lot in college, and with so many places out there, it can be a hard question to answer. London, Paris, and a lot of European cities are commonly the answer, but unfortunately on rare occasion […]Read more "What are some cool places to travel to in Middle East?"
There’s so much talk going on in the world about the conflicts and struggles in the Middle East that it’s easy to forget about the fun and entertainment available to people there. If you’re like me, you might not be aware of what people do for fun over there. Well, much like here and in […]Read more "Entertainment in the Middle East- Not so Different!"