Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

By Reem Tolba

  222 planned flights of deportation were stopped by pilots across Germany. The flights were reportedly carrying rejected asylum seekers.   The German pilots are being praised for not wanting to take part in the controversial return of the refugees to their home country. The asylum seekers are mostly from Afghanistan, which has been deemed […]

Egypt Delivers Humanitarian, Medical Aid to Kabul

Egypt Delivers Humanitarian, Medical Aid to Kabul

  Humanitarian aid and medical supplies arrived in Kabul Friday, as a sign of solidarity from Egypt to “the brotherly people of Afghanstan,” Afghan News reported Saturday. The cargo was arranged by the Egyptian Red Crescent Society in coordination with various government agencies, the site quoted an Egyptian Embassy in Kabul statement as saying.   Blankets, […]

7 Inspiring Middle Eastern Graffiti Artists Who Take Social Commentary to a New Level

7 Inspiring Middle Eastern Graffiti Artists Who Take Social Commentary to a New Level

By Sana Panjwani

Could graffiti be the new hieroglyphics? Art comes in many different shapes and sizes, from minimalist paintings leaving room for heavy interpretation to colorful, rich brushwork portraying the inner turmoil of an artist. Art holds an important role in our society and there are a number of experts out there who have taken it upon […]

17 Inspiring Photos of Kick-Ass Skater Girls in Afghanistan

17 Inspiring Photos of Kick-Ass Skater Girls in Afghanistan

After Australian NGO Skateistan was established in Afghanistan in 2007, skateboarding has risen to be the number-one sport for women in the country. Apparently, since girls aren’t allowed to ride bicycles, they jumped on the opportunity to skateboard instead. Skateistan uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment, incorporating education and youth leadership into their programs. […]

Hijab Styles Around The World

Hijab Styles Around The World

Guest Post By Hana Shalash

Diversity is what makes the world so fascinating. Knowing that in every country in the world, people are different makes it all the more gripping. This difference is noticed in clothes, culture, music, traditions and many more aspects. But, I’ve decided to focus on one difference that many might have not noticed, the difference of […]

28 Incredible Photos of Muslims Celebrating Eid Around the World

28 Incredible Photos of Muslims Celebrating Eid Around the World

In every country, Muslims are gathered to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with a three-day celebration of Eid Al Fitr. The majority of Muslims start their celebrations with  Eid prayers that in itself is beautiful to see, as a vast amount of people fill the open spaces around mosques. The spirit and […]

Discovering MENA: Elections that Will Shape the Middle East in 2014

Discovering MENA: Elections that Will Shape the Middle East in 2014

Sometimes, it seems as though most of the factors shaping the future of the Middle East are out of the control of citizens, from sectarianism and repression to foreign intervention and coups (or non-coups). Yet even though democracy continues to elude the region until now, several elections are scheduled to take place in the near […]

10 Drugs the Middle East is Famous For

10 Drugs the Middle East is Famous For

The drug scene seems to be unavoidable these days, be it in Egypt or the rest of the Middle East. While substances like ecstasy, cocaine and MDMA have no doubt made their way from the west into every Middle Eastern club, party, bar and even weddings (come on, guys, really?!!?), we bet you didn’t know […]

Maria’s Note: Afghanistan Presidential Election

A Senior official of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission has announced on Tuesday that the country expects to hold its next presidential elections in April 2014, almost coinciding with the withdrawal of the International troops from the country. After this step, one year after a new president takes power, the legislative election are scheduled to take […]