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Om Hassan Restaurant Releases Footage of Alleged Harassment Incident

Om Hassan Restaurant Releases Footage of Alleged Harassment Incident

by Karine El-Tantawy

  For the past three days, one of Egypt’s favorite restaurants, Om Hassan, has been under fire for allegedly insulting and harassing customers for simply wearing niqab. The story without sounded fishy, considering the fact that this is a local restaurant that doesn’t have a specific dress code or guest list. It is a very […]

VIDEO: Jordan’s King Abdullah Helped Extinguish a Fire near His Palace

VIDEO: Jordan’s King Abdullah Helped Extinguish a Fire near His Palace

  When a fire broke out in the green mountains near one of his palace, King Abdullah of Jordan did not just sit around and do nothing, in fact, he did quite the opposite. His majesty joined the rescue teams to help extinguish the fire.   The 55-year-old royal thanked the various entities that helped […]

VIDEO: Explosion of a Central Security Vehicle in Maadi

VIDEO: Explosion of a Central Security Vehicle in Maadi

  A central security vehicle was targeted with a bomb last night, in a location close to Cairo’s Maadi Ring Road. The bomb killed First Lieutenant Ali Ahmed Shawky Ali Abdulkhaliq, and injured four others.     Initial investigations suggest that the bomb was left on the side of the road, by an unidentified group […]

Aboul Gheit to Attend UN Security Council’s Meeting

Aboul Gheit to Attend UN Security Council’s Meeting

Earlier today, Sunday 18th 2017, the Secretary – General of the Arab League,  Ahmed Aboul Gheit left Cairo for New York.     Abou El Gheit is to join the UN Security Council’s meeting this Tuesday (the 20th of June, 2017) where the council is scheduled to vote on the UN Secretary – General’s (Antonio […]

This UAE Mosque Was Renamed to Promote Tolerance and Coexistence

This UAE Mosque Was Renamed to Promote Tolerance and Coexistence

  In a world that could sometimes feel like it is just full of hate, it is always refreshing to know that love just may have a shot to trump it. A mosque in Abu Dhabi’s Al Mushrif district has been renamed, and its all in line with the United Arab Emirates’ vision of promoting […]

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

US Sells F-15 Jets to Qatar

  On Wednesday June 15th, Doha and Washington signed a $12 billion Arms Deal, amidst the ongoing Gulf Crisis. The deal states that the US is to sell Qatar as many as 36  “F-15QA fighter aircraft.”     The Pentagon stated that the deal “will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase […]

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

4,000 Cows Set to Be Imported by a Qatari Businessman

After several Arab states severed ties with Qatar, Qatar’s concerns for food security became more clear. A Qatari businessman decided to tackle the current fresh milk shortage present in Qatar, by what is considered to be the biggest cattle airlift ever attempted.     Moutaz Al Khayyat, chairman of Power International Holding, is planning to airlift […]

Millions of Muslims Protest Against Daesh

Millions of Muslims Protest Against Daesh

On June 10th and 11th, millions – as in tens of millions – of Shia Muslims made their way to the city of Karbala, located in Iraq and occupied by Daesh,  in protest against the international terrorist organization.   According to The Independent, these Shia Muslims headed to the city for an annual pilgrimage that commemorates […]

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

A video has recently emerged on YouTube containing footage from an Islamic School in the United Kingdom; the footage indicates that the school is openly teaching hate and prejudice towards other religions.     What makes matters even worse, is the fact that the school had originally been created and sponsored by the government under […]

Naguib Sawiris Wants You to Stop Investing in Qatar

Naguib Sawiris Wants You to Stop Investing in Qatar

  Top journalist Richard Quest just interviewed Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris on CNN’s Quest for Business, and it was quite something. They, of course, talked about the hottest topic in the region at the moment, AKA the isolation of Qatar.     Sawiris urged all Egyptians and Arab businessmen to stop investing in Qatar, a country […]

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