U.S. official talks to Alhurra about new communication hub in the UAE


Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel sat down with Alhurra Television to discuss the newly opened Sawab Center in Abu Dhabi and the fight to counter messaging from ISIL. Stengel stated that the goal of the Center, a joint American/Emirati project is “to create content, messages, that counter Daash’s social media strength and sophistication.” Daash is another term used for ISIL.  He went on to say that the Sawab Center will coordinate the messaging and content from among the coalition partners that are united against ISIL.

MBN highlights Ramadan around the globe


As Muslims around the world commemorate Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, MBN is bringing Ramadan traditions to millions of people across the Middle East and North Africa.