How to Join the Women’s March on Washington from Lebanon, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

How to Join the Women’s March on Washington from Lebanon, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

A) Hope to see you there!! B) Hope you will support this demonstration of People Power 👊🏽 by donating!! https://www.crowdrise.com/womens-march-on-washington/fundraiser/womens-marchon-washington #womensmarch @womensmarch A photo posted by America Ferrera (@americaferrera) on Dec 21, 2016 at 10:21am PST   It began as a spontaneous feminist rallying cry via social media. It has morphed into what is expected […]

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 […]

Your 2017 Anthem Is Here, and It’s Brought to You by Saudi Women

Your 2017 Anthem Is Here, and It’s Brought to You by Saudi Women

  A pop song that delivers a political and cultural message about women in Saudi Arabia has racked up more than 2.5 million views on YouTube since it premiered. “Hwages,” (which translates to concerns) a music video by Saudi director Majed al-Esa released in late December, is going viral both in his home country and […]

Saudi Woman to Be Lashed over a Twitter Picture Without Her Hijab

Saudi Woman to Be Lashed over a Twitter Picture Without Her Hijab

by Salma Iraqui

  Saudi Arabia is known for its irrational restrictions on women; in KSA women are deprived of their very basic right to drive. It’s getting even more restrictive, as a young Saudi woman was taken to prison over a picture of her posing without the veil. The police spoke out about this incident in a […]

It Snowed in Saudi Arabia and the Twitterverse Went Crazy

It Snowed in Saudi Arabia and the Twitterverse Went Crazy

by Salma Iraqui

  Throughout the past few days the climate of Saudi Arabia witnessed a huge change. Images of snow covering sandy areas have been circulating around the Internet and the Saudi Twitterverse has been going insane.     The snow covered Northern Saudi Arabia in Shaqraa and Tabouk, and national securities are warning their citizens of […]

Women in Saudi Arabia Are Now Allowed to Work in Pharmacies

Women in Saudi Arabia Are Now Allowed to Work in Pharmacies

by Amr Abdelhadi

  In a new minor (yet really important) victory for women empowerment in the Saudi Kingdom, women are now allowed by law to work in pharmacies, herbal medicine stores and optical shops.   According to Aisha Atto, former member of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, more females graduate the King Saud University with […]

Saudi Arabia to Make 2,000 Government Schools ‘Independent’

Saudi Arabia to Make 2,000 Government Schools ‘Independent’

  Saudi Arabia has announced that it’s going to let go of the administrations of 2000 governmental schools and give them the independence to handle their administrative and financial matters.   “This would help improve the performance of educational process in schools through administrative and financial powers,” said Ahmad Abdullah Qaran, director general of awareness initiatives and director of […]

Saudi Female Sprinter Made History in Rio 2016 Olympics

Saudi Female Sprinter Made History in Rio 2016 Olympics

  Kariman Abuljadayel, 22, is the first Saudi woman to compete in the Olympics 100 metres. Following in the footsteps of  Sarah Attar, the first Saudi woman ever to compete in the Olympics in 2012 after the Kingdom lifted the ban on women competing in the Olympics, Abuljadayel came in seventh in her preliminary heat with a […]

Saudi Father Locks up Daughter for 5 Years in Protest to Her Western Lifestyle

Saudi Father Locks up Daughter for 5 Years in Protest to Her Western Lifestyle

By Leena ElDeeb

  Amina El-Jeffrey, a 21-year-old Welsh girl has been put and locked up in a cage since the age of 16. The Saudi father, Al-Jeffrey, didn’t approve of her liberal western- lifestyle so he took Amina at the age of 16 after she’s been living in England her whole life.   The Daily Mail reported […]

Saudi Man Arrested for Flying “Pretty” Rainbow Flag

Saudi Man Arrested for Flying “Pretty” Rainbow Flag

  A man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested for flying the rainbow flag at his home. The doctor who lives in Jeddah apparently didn’t know the flag symbolizes LGBT pride, saying he bought it online when one of his kids told him the flag was “pretty.” Homosexuality is illegal under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia […]

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