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UAE National Day, Morocco in last 16 of World Cup, Harry and Meghan documentary - Trending

UAE National Day, Morocco in last 16 of World Cup, Harry and Meghan documentary - Trending

December 2, 2022

Thoraya Abdullahi gives a round-up of today’s trends.

Dubai Ruler praises Tunisia at World Cup, Buckingham Palace aide resigns - Trending

Dubai Ruler praises Tunisia at World Cup, Buckingham Palace aide resigns - Trending

December 1, 2022

Thoraya Abdullahi gives a round-up of today’s trends.

Arab Moon mission, Will Smith reflects on Oscars slap, Kim and Kanye divorce - Trending

Arab Moon mission, Will Smith reflects on Oscars slap, Kim and Kanye divorce - Trending

November 30, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the Middle East and around the world.
 
On today's episode, the Arab world’s first Moon mission is set to launch plus US President Joe Biden and other leaders applauded the USA win over Iran. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have reached a settlement in their divorce, while Will Smith opened up to Trevor Noah on The Daily Show about the famous slap at the Oscars in March.
UAE Moon mission, Elon attacks Apple, new Saudi airport — Trending

UAE Moon mission, Elon attacks Apple, new Saudi airport — Trending

November 29, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the Middle East and around the world.
 
On today's episode, the UAE's Rashid rover, carried by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, is expected to launch on Wednesday and will attempt to land on the Moon at the end of April.
 
Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, the largest active volcano in the world, has erupted for the first time in 38 years.
 
Elon Musk said Apple has stopped most of its advertising on Twitter and accused the company of threatening to remove the social platform from its app store.
 
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has announced plans to transform Riyadh's King Khalid International Airport into massive aviation hub.
Morocco World Cup win, Yemen’s economic reform, China unrest — Trending

Morocco World Cup win, Yemen’s economic reform, China unrest — Trending

November 28, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the Middle East and around the world.
 
On today's episode, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has congratulated Arab nation Morocco on their win against Belgium in the Fifa World Cup in Qatar, while in Brussels, several football fans smashed shop windows in anger.
 
The Arab Monetary Fund has signed a $1 billion agreement to support Yemen's economic reform programme under the internationally recognised government.
 
The zero-Covid strategy of Chinese President Xi Jinping was challenged by thousands of demonstrators in cities across China — with some calling for his removal.
Jeddah floods, Abu Dhabi economy expands, Americana IPO raises $1.8 billion - Trending

Jeddah floods, Abu Dhabi economy expands, Americana IPO raises $1.8 billion - Trending

November 25, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the region and around the world.
 
In today's episode, two people die in Saudi Arabia's western coastal city of Jeddah as strong winds and heavy rains close roads and sweep away cars.
 
Abu Dhabi’s economy expands by 11.2 per cent in the first six months of the year, driven by a robust performance of the oil and non-oil sectors.
 
Lebanon's divided parliament fails to elect the country's next president for a seventh time.
 
Americana, the largest quick-service restaurant operator in the Mena region, raises $1.8 billion through its initial public offering.
Iraq to send troops to borders, UAE calls for climate action, Japan’s shock win - Trending

Iraq to send troops to borders, UAE calls for climate action, Japan’s shock win - Trending

November 24, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the region and around the world.
 
In today's episode, Iraq says it will send Border Guard units to its borders with Turkey and Iran as part of efforts to stop continuous attacks from its neighbours against dissident Kurdish groups.
 
Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth, calls for collective action to tackle climate change, food insecurity and conflict in an address to the UN Alliance of Civilisations Forum in Morocco.
 
The global ratio of debt to gross domestic product fell for a sixth consecutive quarter in the July-September period to 343 per cent of GDP.
 
Japan claims the biggest upset in the World Cup after coming from behind to beat Germany in Doha.
Saudi Arabia shock win, Dubai’s vision, Egypt health concern — Trending

Saudi Arabia shock win, Dubai’s vision, Egypt health concern — Trending

November 23, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the region and around the world.
 
On today's episode, Saudi Arabia pull off a major upset by defeating Argentina 2-1 at the World Cup, with the win already being described as one of the most shocking upsets in World Cup history.
 
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, outlines the UAE government's vision for the next decade.
 
Egypt’s Health Minister says that the rise in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections is overwhelming the country’s schools.
 
Meta dismisses a report that Mark Zuckerberg is set to resign as chief executive next year.
Bahraini king reappoints crown prince, Indonesia earthquake rescue efforts — Trending

Bahraini king reappoints crown prince, Indonesia earthquake rescue efforts — Trending

November 22, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the region and around the world.
 
On today's episode, Bahrain's King Hamad reappoints Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad as Prime Minister, with a mandate to lead the next government.
 
Rescuers work into the night after an earthquake shook Indonesia's main island of Java on Monday, killing 162 and injuring hundreds more.
 
A petition to return the Rosetta Stone to Egypt gains 100,000 supporters while Sam Bankman-Fried’s bankrupt cryptocurrency empire owes its 50 biggest unsecured creditors a total of $3.1 billion, new court papers show.
Ecuador win World Cup opener, Iran protests continue, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Trending

Ecuador win World Cup opener, Iran protests continue, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Trending

November 21, 2022
Trending Middle East brings you the latest social media and search trends from the region and around the world.
 
On today's episode, the World Cup is now under way in Qatar, with the hosts losing 2-0 to Ecuador in the opening game.
 
Max Verstappen won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in spectacular fashion, battling to lead from the moment the lights turned green and taking the honours for the third year running.
 
Protests in Iran show no sign of abating, after demonstrators set fire to the ancestral home of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the architect of the country's 1979 revolution.
 
Donald Trump's Twitter account was reinstated after a majority of respondents in a poll run by Elon Musk said they wanted him unbanned.