UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

UN Report Reveals Rising Number of Child Soldiers in the Middle East

Within the past several years, a great deal of war, conflict, and sheer tragedy has plagued the Middle East. Specifically, wars have been raging on and on in the countries of Syria, Yemen, and Iraq. Accordingly, pictures of homeless elders, image of school aged children in diasporic circumstances, and realities like disease, hunger, refugee camps, […]

‘Iraqi Sniper’: the Response All Arabs Needed to ‘American Sniper’

‘Iraqi Sniper’: the Response All Arabs Needed to ‘American Sniper’

In 2014, Clint Eastwood directed “American Sniper”: a biographical war drama film based on the autobiographical memoir, under the same name. Needless to say, the film was a huge success, with an international gross of over $547 million. The film was also the highest grossing film of 2014 in the United States ($350 million).   Bradley […]

These Haunting Images from Northern Iraq Will Give You Goosebumps

These Haunting Images from Northern Iraq Will Give You Goosebumps

Andrea DiCenzo, an American freelance photojournalist based in Northern Iraq, is capturing the region’s haunting reality. Every single picture she takes tells a powerful and unique story.     Witness how Dicenzo portrays and showcases the daily lives of the people of Northern Iraq, through her work in the most moving and artistic way.   […]

Iraqi Man Tortured and Killed for Being ‘Too Beautiful’

Iraqi Man Tortured and Killed for Being ‘Too Beautiful’

  The Middle East has been cursed by nonacceptance and intolerance for anything other than mundane and expected. If you dress, act, talk or express your desires differently, then it is definitely bad news for you.   Another hate crime took place in Iraq that ended with the death of Karar Noshi, a Baghdad University graduate, […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Disney Needs to Consider Dubai-Based Singer ‘Iman Al Shaybani’ for Jasmine Role

VIDEO: Disney Needs to Consider Dubai-Based Singer ‘Iman Al Shaybani’ for Jasmine Role

by Shaha Najeeb

  Last week, Disney made an open casting call for their lead actors to play Aladdin and Jasmine in their newest live-action movie. Naturally, every Arab out there gave it their all for the chance to show people the world, but only one person stood out to us.   Dubai-based singer, Iman Al Shaybani, uploaded her […]

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

6 Arabs You Probably Didn’t Know Won Golden Globes

  A wise woman by the name of Meryl Streep just said, “America right now consists of Hollywood, foreigners and the press.” You got that right!   While Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling filled us with joy when they snatched their statues for La La Land, several Arabs, or some that are of Arab descent, have made […]

What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

What the Middle East Should Learn from Turkey’s Night Club Shooting

  Turkey hasn’t caught a break in the last month, much like the Middle East. Every time one country begins to breathe a sigh of relief, a bomb or some kind of atrocity happens in a neighboring country. Making this one of the most tumultuous regions in the world.   That being said with all […]

Atheer Adel of ‘Homeland’ Tells Us About Entering the Foreign Film Industry

Atheer Adel of ‘Homeland’ Tells Us About Entering the Foreign Film Industry

  Atheer Adel moved from Iraq to Germany right before his teen years. He attended one of the most prestigious German acting schools and went on to have parts in movies like the recent A Hologram For the King with Tom Hanks, and Homeland from which you might remember him best as Numan.   It seemed […]

Arab Emmy Award Winners You Never Knew About

Arab Emmy Award Winners You Never Knew About

  Rami Malek of Mr. Robot has just proven himself to everyone in Hollywood when he won his first ever Emmy award. We would like to take advantage of this opportunity to share other Arabs who won Emmy awards that you probably know nothing about.     Baghdad: A Doctor’s Story     Omer Salih, […]

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