News & Politics

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2018 Has Officially Been Declared as ‘Year of Zayed’ in the UAE

2018 Has Officially Been Declared as ‘Year of Zayed’ in the UAE

  You can’t help but fall in love with the United Arab Emirates no matter where you live. Celebrating the nation’s founding father, the year 2018 has been declared as ‘Year of Zayed’. The announcement took place on the anniversary of Sheikh Zayed’s Accession Day, August 6, which marks the day he became the leader in Abu […]

Egyptian Woman Shares Her Transformation Story from Man to Woman

Egyptian Woman Shares Her Transformation Story from Man to Woman

  Carla Masoud is name that has been making waves on social media over the last couple of years. Starting 2015, Masoud has been quite public with her story that goes against Arab’s norms and cultures. Every since she was a young child in Upper Egypt, Masoud could never identify herself as a boy. Years […]

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

Egypt’s Tourism Ministry Grants Hotels Permission to Ban Burkinis

  Summertime in Egypt means one thing: a burkini vs. bikini battle. For the past few years, some Egyptians have been quite vocal about their dislike for the burkini, with some claiming that it negatively affects the pools’ hygiene. Many, however, claim that this is a simple case of discrimination.   The situation has escalated […]

These Glow in the Dark Camels Are Going to Keep People Safe in Oman

These Glow in the Dark Camels Are Going to Keep People Safe in Oman

  Believe it or not, camels in Oman cause the deaths of an average 41 people a year on the roads.   In an effort to make driving conditions safer for camels and humans alike, the Omani police have issued a warning to camel owners, requiring that they affix a light to their animals when […]

Amal and George Clooney Change the World for These 3,000 Syrian Refugees

Amal and George Clooney Change the World for These 3,000 Syrian Refugees

Amal and George Clooney may have their hands full right now as the parents of newborn twins. But that’s not stopping them Hollywood’s favorite power couple from getting stuff done.     George is reportedly taking a short break from his acting career to join Amal on her mission to save the world. How, you […]

This Egyptian Woman Has Just Made History by Imprisoning Her Harasser

This Egyptian Woman Has Just Made History by Imprisoning Her Harasser

  Sexual harassment has been one of the main problems faced by Egypt, for the past few years. Women always feel helpless and vulnerable in the streets of Egypt, while harassers never seem to get arrested nor punished. All this is made drastically worse by the fact that all attempts at awareness campaigns keep failing. […]

Here Are the Things Dubai’s Residents Complain About the Most

Here Are the Things Dubai’s Residents Complain About the Most

Dubai is a city full of wonderful things; from breathtaking skyscrapers, to incredibly large malls, to trendy eating spots, to clean and pollution free streets, it is no surprise that Dubai has come to reign supreme as a hustling, bustling, and incredibly diverse metropolitan city.     One other thing that truly seems to set […]

GoBus Might Lose Their License After the Alamien/Wady El Natron Road Accident

GoBus Might Lose Their License After the Alamien/Wady El Natron Road Accident

Al Mogaz has just reported that the General Authority For Roads, Bridges & Land Transport (GARBLT) are possibly looking into withdrawing GoBus’ license.   GoBus is the leading method of transportation between cities in Egypt; especially touristic ones.     The action was a direct consequence of the recent GoBus accident that took place last Friday […]

This International Organization Just Gave Stranded Zoo Animals in Syria a Home

This International Organization Just Gave Stranded Zoo Animals in Syria a Home

Written By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  The war zone that is Aleppo, Syria is not only harming Syrian people, it is also harming helpless animals and wildlife in various way. Indeed, everyday a story emerges from Syria commentating on this latter form of harm. Today’s story comes from an abandoned amusement park called Magic World, that is located away from […]

2 Hours Long Power Cut at Cairo International Airport Causes Outrage

2 Hours Long Power Cut at Cairo International Airport Causes Outrage

Last weekend, everyone has been on edge after our country has once again failed at something extremely, well, basic. Last Thursday, a two-hour-long electricity outage took place at Cairo International Airport’s Terminal 3. A security catastrophe like no other — especially that emergency generators failed to supply electricity during those two long hours.     […]