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Kurt Galalah


Found in a box of bananas from the Philippines on the River Nile at an early age, Kurt is born to a Filipino mother and an Egyptian father which means emotionally he is completely screwed. Kurt is a bubbling cauldron of masculinity aside from his girly hair, camp voice and passion for One Direction.

4 Arab Reasons Lindsay Lohan Deleted All Her Instagram Pictures

4 Arab Reasons Lindsay Lohan Deleted All Her Instagram Pictures

  Muslims around the world are welcoming a new sister to their religion — Lindsay Lohan — whom they believe has converted to Islam. Nothing has been confirmed, but what we know is that the Mean Girl actress moved to Dubai and wiped her Instagram account clean and wrote “Alaikum salam” in her bio (meaning […]

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

If ‘La La Land’ Was Set in the Middle East

La La Land, an original film starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle, just made Golden Globes history.     The throwback musical earned seven Golden Globes, which is the most awards for a single movie ever. The film swept all of its nominated categories (Best Motion Pictures – Musical or […]

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

  A US high school teacher is facing massive backlash for a series of Facebook posts that targeted Muslims, gays and other minority groups. He encouraged people to vote for Donald Trump so Muslims would be “butchered.”     The offensive posts were allegedly made by Dan Close, who teaches American History and Government at Dewey High […]

#SaltBae: Meet the Dubai-Based Chef That Is Breaking the Internet

#SaltBae: Meet the Dubai-Based Chef That Is Breaking the Internet

Ottoman steak 🔪 A video posted by nusr_et (@nusr_et) on Jan 7, 2017 at 2:44am PST   It’s 2017 and it’s about damn time for new memes to take over our lives. The first official meme to take over our lives belongs to #SaltBae, aka Nusret Gökçe, a Turkish chef that is the proud owner […]

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

Egyptian Movie Shows You How It’s Like to Actually Live with Depression

  “When a good university friend of mine told me she had suffered from depression in high school, I reacted with skepticism and little understanding: ‘What do you mean, you couldn’t get out of bed in the morning?’” This is a meaningful quote from a text published by Sara Bøgh. A quote, that perfectly summons […]

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

This Video Shows the Not-So-Scary Truth About Syrian Refugees

  “They’re not like us,” the latest offering from Doctors of the World says about Syrian refugees. The short film aims to show the truth about them, which is, they’re just like every single one of us. “I’m a father,” “I’m a husband,” “I’m educated,” the refugees say.   Through interviews, Doctors of the World tries […]

8 Things Expats Who Are Spending Christmas in Cairo Need to Know

8 Things Expats Who Are Spending Christmas in Cairo Need to Know

I’m a foreigner (from the UK to be specific). I moved to Egypt. It’s now December, and Santa Claus was supposed to be an alien creature from an alternate universe around here, but he isn’t. Oh, and there’s Christmas trees everywhere. What is happening? Am I even in the Middle East? Contrary to popular belief, […]

Ane’s Closet: Fierce, Edgy and Egyptian

Ane’s Closet: Fierce, Edgy and Egyptian

  Sexy and fierce! Those are just some of the thoughts that went through our heads when we bumped into the newest clothing brand to hit Cairo, Ane’s Closet. The brand’s first collection fuses winter with street-wear, and the results are amazing. Think sweatshirts that are edgier than Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video, and much, much […]

These Mansaf Recipes Are So Easy They’re Going to Make Your Heart Sing

These Mansaf Recipes Are So Easy They’re Going to Make Your Heart Sing

What’s Mansaf? If you’re culturally ignorant, let us educate you. It is a traditional Levantine dish that is usually made of lamb and cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice or bulgur. It is the national dish of Jordan, and can also be found in Palestine, Iraq and Syria.   If you’re not much […]

Find out How These Dubai Kids Spread Christmas Around Their Neighborhood

Find out How These Dubai Kids Spread Christmas Around Their Neighborhood

  Santa Claus is coming town, but these Dubai kids are coming right with him. Donning Christmas hats while holding a megaphone and other musical instruments in their hands, a group of school children went on a mission to spread Christmas cheer in their neighborhood.   “We live in Victory Heights in Sports City and when […]

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