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Rana Elhawary


Rana studied Political Science and Women & Gender Studies, this pretty much means she has something to say about anything and everything, even when she really shouldn’t! She is a serious insomniac, an intense reader, and a firm believer in the power of sarcasm. She has no aspirations towards becoming a politician, but she tends to throw around the “F” word -Feminism – a lot.

UAE Ensures Schoolchildren’s Safety Through These Driving Laws

UAE Ensures Schoolchildren’s Safety Through These Driving Laws

Dubai’s latest implementation of driving and traffic rules, is designed to ensure the safety of school going children, especially with back-to-school season being just around the corner.   Indeed, Assistant Commander-in-Chief to the Dubai Police for Operations Affairs, and Chairman of the Federal Traffic Council – Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin- has affirmed that motorists […]

Dubai Launches Its First Integrated Artificial Intelligence Service Center

Dubai Launches Its First Integrated Artificial Intelligence Service Center

There is always some news of novel technological implementations, coming out of Dubai and the UAE. Indeed, the UAE has been seeking to ease the lives of its inhabitants, and its diverse population members.   The latest iteration of such implementations are Dubai-based government service centers, that use Artificial Intelligence technology and the Middle East’s […]

Muslims Are Being Massacred in Burma, and Western Media’s Coverage Is Shocking

Muslims Are Being Massacred in Burma, and Western Media’s Coverage Is Shocking

Over the past week, social media users have been sharing status updates and videos, pertaining to the treatment of Muslims in Burma. Indeed, the videos often contain footage of the horrid forms of torture (they are not shared in this article because they are extremely graphic) that Muslims in Burma are facing. Accordingly, the status […]

Unexpected Lessons: What I Learned from Being Bullied

Unexpected Lessons: What I Learned from Being Bullied

Yes, I know, hard to believe that this social butterfly that is myself was for a large portion of her adolescent life on the receiving end of bullying. All jokes and sarcasm aside, however, I have chosen to write about this for two reasons.   Firstly, I do not think there is enough literature coming […]

We Sat Down with Swvl and Talked Transportation, Vision, and Their Million Dollar Deal

We Sat Down with Swvl and Talked Transportation, Vision, and Their Million Dollar Deal

With public transportation being the problem that it is, Egyptians have either turned to services that offer them forms of private transportation, or they have just bought cars. This former option has become increasingly popular, given the popularity of the internet, and the consequent development of applications that support private forms of transportation: namely Uber […]

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund Is a True Investment in Egypt’s Future

The Newton-Mosharafa Fund Is a True Investment in Egypt’s Future

Education is a topic that is on the mind of many individuals. This is no surprise, however, considering that having the appropriate education, can truly gear any individual towards a more successful, prosperous, and promising future. Moreover, the right education is inseparable from the praxis of research; it is through research that students learn to […]

Deputy Governor of Alexandria Arrested on Charges of Bribery

Deputy Governor of Alexandria Arrested on Charges of Bribery

The Deputy Governor of Alexandria – Soad Al Kholy – has been arrested this morning under five different charges of bribery.   According to Al-Ahram and Egypt Independent, Kholy received bribes from five different businessmen. The bribes amount to approximately 1 million EGP; the bribes were not paid in cash, they were paid in golden […]

Moroccan Woman Gets Gang Raped on a Public Bus, and It’s Not Even That Shocking

Moroccan Woman Gets Gang Raped on a Public Bus, and It’s Not Even That Shocking

A disturbing video has been going viral on Facebook. The video shows a Moroccan woman forcibly getting undressed, groped, gagged, and gang raped, by three teenage boys. The incident happened this past Saturday (August 19th, 2017), and the video has been going viral ever since. Accordingly, six teenage suspects were arrested for raping 24 year-old, […]

4 Documented Deaths So Far During Hajj Season

4 Documented Deaths So Far During Hajj Season

Hajj season has, unfortunately, become synonymous with more than just millions of Muslims from around the world gathering in the holy city of Mecca, in order to perform an annual pilgrimage. Indeed, Hajj season has become synonymous with a large number of death -and sometimes even severe illnesses- that are mainly caused by suffocation, stampedes, […]

Why Every Arab Should Watch the Handmaid’s Tale

Why Every Arab Should Watch the Handmaid’s Tale

There is a TV series that I have become addicted to lately, and I am here to tell you why watching this show is a pursuit that is worth every Arab’s time . The show -called the Handmaid’s Tale- is based on a novel under the same title by author Margret Atwood. The show’s plot […]

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