The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

The Syrian Girl Who Tweeted from a War Zone Has Made It to New York

Bana al-Abed and her mother, Fatemah, gained popularity last year for their daily tweets about life under siege, while airstrikes rained down on them and Aleppo.     Thankfully, their lives have now changed for the better because they’re no longer dictated by airstrikes and uncertainty. When Bana’s Twitter account started in September 2016, thousands shared messages […]

New Yorkers Protest Proposed Ban on Muslim Immigration

New Yorkers Protest Proposed Ban on Muslim Immigration

  Thousands of New Yorkers protested President Trump’s proposal to ban immigrants from seven Muslim countries, gathering in New York City’s Washington Square Park just hours after the announcement.   The proposed executive order would prohibit people from Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran from immigrating to the U.S. It would also restrict […]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t #SupportEgypt

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t #SupportEgypt

“Are you sure you REALLY want to do this?” My best friend and I were watching the news coverage of the Russian plane crash from October 31 as I was packing to move to Egypt. She was right, I shouldn’t have come to Egypt. Just like I shouldn’t go to New York, London, or Glasgow. […]

Egypt Owes $1.97 Million In Parking Tickets

Egypt Owes $1.97 Million In Parking Tickets

Parking in Manhattan is like a game; different rules apply at different hours on different sides of the street. While regular citizens must abide by these infuriating traffic laws or be subject to fines, it seems that diplomats just DGAF. The city of New York has issued $16 million worth of parking tickets to diplomatic […]

What Happened in Ramadan 2014 Around the World in Pictures

What Happened in Ramadan 2014 Around the World in Pictures

This has probably been one of the most event-packed Ramadan months ever, coinciding with the controversial World Cup in Brazil (where they lost 7-1 to Germany), mass attacks on Gaza and mass protests against Israel around the world, ongoing unrest in Syria, three plane crashes in Ukraine, Taiwan and Mali, thunderstorms in Makkah at the […]

CARAVAN 2014 Exhibition: ‘Amen – A Prayer for the World’

CARAVAN 2014 Exhibition: ‘Amen – A Prayer for the World’

The interfaith arts organization CARAVAN is debuting its new visual art exhibition promoting religious harmony from Jun. 17 to Jul. 1 at the Al-Bab Gallery of the Modern Art Museum on the Cairo Opera House grounds. “The exhibition ‘Amen – A Prayer for the World’ aims to express the deep, fundamental power and hope in […]