Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) said Monday that Qatar Airways has chosen Philadelphia as the airline’s fifth U.S. city. The airline is scheduled to begin nonstop service from PHL to Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar, in March 2014. Boeing 777 aircraft will serve the route, which is Philadelphia’s first to the independent state in the Southern Arabian Gulf region of the Middle East.
Celebrate ten years of Arab arts in Philadelphia with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture at their 10th Anniversary Gala Benefit, held at the Trinity Center for Urban Life. The gala will feature a dinner of Arab cuisine and a musical performance by Marcel Khalife, a composer, singer, oud master and UNESCO Artist for Peace.
On Fridays evenings, the Great Stair Hall is transformed into a intimate cabaret for Art after 5 performances. Starr Events serves up fun sharable snacks and light supper options, as well as cocktails, wine and beer to compliment the live entertainment.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Club at Wharton, and the Arab and Middle Eastern student body, are pleased to welcome you to Wharton’s second annual MENA Business Conference taking place at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
Al-Bustan is pleased to bring together visual artist Kevork Mourad and composer Kinan Abou-afach in a collaborative project of original compositions, a reflection on their memories of Damascus and its rich history.
The word 'change' has been synonymous with the founding party of Turkey since the introduction of its 'left of center' ideological opening in 1964. The primary task of the new Kilicdaroglu administration focuses on instigating change and reform to pull the CHP out of its electoral demise and make it a credible governing alternative to the incumbent AKP. Taking stock of recent developments, this article seeks to answer several important questions: In what ways has the "new" CHP managed to change the factors that have made it an electorally limited party in the recent past?
A 2,000 year old mosaic, discovered in Lod, Israel, in 1996, will be exhibited in the Penn Museum as its final US destination. The mosaic, believed to have been commissioned by a Roman official around 300 CE, is one of the best-preserved ever found. It was discovered in 1996 during highway construction in Lod, and excavated fully in 2009 in three panels, which will be on display at the Penn Museum.
Fran Gallun is a Jewish Philadelphian who has been creating art for over 30 years, showing frequently in the Philadelphia region. Her newest collection, "Imagined Israel," is a series of mixed media depictions of Israeli landscapes, which the artist describes as a product of her three trips to Israel and her deep connection with the land, as well as a collection of photographs of a 1970s Israeli immigrant.