All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘arab’

UAE Wants to Land on Mars by 2021, Launches Space Agency

The United Arab Emirates says it’s entering the space race. The country’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President & ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced the formation of a new UAE space agency with the stated mission to send an unmanned probe to Mars by the year 2021. “The new probe to …

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Is this Mascot Offensive? Coachella Valley Asked to Ditch Arab Mascot

Another school’s mascot is in the news for being offensive, and this time it’s Coachella Valley High School in Southern California. Coachella Valley’s mascot is the Arab and has been for the past 93 years. The mascot features a dark-skinned man who has a crooked nose, heavy beard and wears a traditional Arab head covering. The mascot is also shown …

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Yahoo to Launch Arabic Versions of its Properties

Yahoo has announced its intent to acquire Maktoob.com, an Arab portal that reaches one in every three people online in its region. That accounts for about 16.5 million people. Yahoo says this is its largest geographic expansion in years.

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