Ask anyone outside the region what they think is the Middle East’s most valuable resource, and I’d hazard a guess that the most frequent answer you’ll receive is: ‘oil’. In truth, however, it’s really the Arab world’s young people that are both the region’s biggest opportunity – as well as also being its greatest challenge. The statistics are startling; more than three quarters of the 350-million-strong population of the Arab world are under 40, with about 60 percent under the age of 30.
Sylvain Vieujot knows a thing or two about famous buildings. In a previous life, he worked with the company that used to operate the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Nowadays, as executive deputy chairman of Emirates REIT — the UAE’s first real estate investment trust — he spends his time researching and investing in some of Dubai’s landmark properties in a bid to deliver returns to his shareholders.
Delayed Haramain link is the largest ever contract won by Spanish firms overseasThe partners in a consortium building the Middle Eastâ€™s first high-speed railway have fallen out over who should clear away sand that has blown onto the tracks. The Haramain rail network will link the holy cities of Madinah and Makkah, via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City, in a bid to improve transport connections, especially during the hajj pilgrimage.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".