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Aug 08, 2014

There’s a New Terror Threat Emerging in Western Sahara, and the World Isn’t Paying Attention

For 39 years, exiled Sahrawis have watched their homeland being stripped of its resources with the West's complicity. Now, they could feed into the latest wave of Islamic extremism in North Afric... #North Africa #Western Sahara #Africa #European Union #Morocco #United Nations

Jul 29, 2014

Plaza Hotel sale could set owner free from New Dehli jail

The iconic Plaza Hotel overlooking New York's Central Park could be set to sell for a whopping $800 million in a deal that could free its current owner, flamboyant Indian billionaire Subrata Roy, head of property empire Sahara Group, from a New Dehli... #North Africa #Western Sahara #Africa #European Union #Morocco #United Nations

Jul 31, 2014

Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more

Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An intrepid explore... #North Africa #Western Sahara #Africa #European Union #Morocco #United Nations

Jul 31, 2014

Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more

Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An intrepid explore... #North Africa #Western Sahara #Africa #European Union #Morocco #United Nations

Aug 05, 2014

New York's Plaza Hotel, London's Grosvenor House Could Be Sold Out of India's Infamous Tihar Jail Within 10 Working Days

In a specially-equipped 30x20 facility inside New Delhi’s Tihar Jail complex, Indian financial services-to-hospitality tycoon Subrata Roy Sahara of the Sahara Group, has begun negotiations on Tuesday for the sale of several of his marquee hotel prope... #London #India #New Delhi #Plaza Hotel

Aug 23, 2014

Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

(AP) -- The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise t... #Frank Sinatra #Dean Martin #SBE, Inc. #Fitch Ratings

Aug 22, 2014

Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

(AP) -- The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise t... #Frank Sinatra #Dean Martin #SBE, Inc. #Fitch Ratings

Jul 25, 2014

Was the Bahamas created by the Sahara? Iron-rich dust swept across ocean to produce islands' carbonate-rich foundations

The University of Miami claims without this dust, the Bahamas would not exist, and we would instead have a wide open ocean with a slight underwater bump on sonar... #Frank Sinatra #Dean Martin #SBE, Inc. #Fitch Ratings

Jul 24, 2014

Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

(AP) -- An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed -- the third major international aviation disaster in a week. French fighter jets, U.N. ... #Canada #Paris #Africa #Algiers #Niger #Laurent Fabius

Jul 25, 2014

Doomed Algerian passenger plane 'may have been struck by lightning' as France sends in military to secure Sahara desert crash scene

Reports that the crew asked to change course over fears they were flying into a storm just moments before contact was lost add weight to local shepherds' claims that a lightning strike caused a fatal malfunction... #Canada #Paris #Africa #Algiers #Niger #Laurent Fabius