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, […]

Children Are Being Sexually Abused at Greek Refugee Camps

Children Are Being Sexually Abused at Greek Refugee Camps

  Just when you thought nothing could be worse than fleeing your homeland with all its memories and resorting to a refugee camp in a foreign land, reality strikes; children as young as seven are being sexually abused in the toilets at Softex camp, an official European-based refugee camp in Greece.   “The parents are still in […]

Cancel All Your Plans Because Faia Younan Is Coming to Egypt next Week

Cancel All Your Plans Because Faia Younan Is Coming to Egypt next Week

By Leena ElDeeb

  Remember that girl from that video, singing for the shattered nations of the Arab world, making us fall in love with the Arabic fuss7a over and over again? Starting with Syria, then Iraq, Lebanon and ending at the beloved Palestine, Faia Younan and her sister, Rihan, appeared in a video two years ago, both mourning and hoping for […]

These Muslim Americans Prove That Ramadan Connects Us All

These Muslim Americans Prove That Ramadan Connects Us All

Every Ramadan, NGO Islamic Relief USA delivers food packages to 30 countries around the world. In a form of displaying the beauty and diversity of Ramadan around the globe, Islamic Relief USA decided to share the stories of 30 Muslims from all over the world and how their heritage and traditions are intertwined in their Ramadan and Eid […]

83 People Killed, 176 Injured in Baghdad Bombings

83 People Killed, 176 Injured in Baghdad Bombings

By Laila Gamaleldin

  At least 83 were killed and 176 injured Saturday night in a crowded market area of Baghdad after two explosions took place in the Karrada district. Saad Maan, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, confirmed that the first of the two blasts came from a car bomb. The second bomb exploded later in a Shia neighborhood north […]

Understanding The Iraqi-Syrian Refugee Crisis Pre-Daesh

Understanding The Iraqi-Syrian Refugee Crisis Pre-Daesh

A refugee – a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster is unfortunately a common thing for Arabs to be. Typically the catastrophes Arabs seem to be running from are not natural disasters, rather disasters stemming from inequality, corruption, and instability due to political […]

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