Saudi Arabia Just Recognized Yoga as an Official Sport

Saudi Arabia Just Recognized Yoga as an Official Sport

Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry just announced that any individual who wants to practice yoga may obtain a license to do so.   Prior to the aforementioned policy, anyone practicing yoga in the kingdom was doing so in an unauthorized manner. This means that we’ll be seeing many new studios opening around Saudi Arabia, allowing more […]

VIDEO: This Iraqi Girl Forced Everyone in Egypt’s World Youth Forum to Shed Tears

VIDEO: This Iraqi Girl Forced Everyone in Egypt’s World Youth Forum to Shed Tears

  Lamya Bashar, a Yazidi girl from Iraq, took to the stage at the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, and everyone literally teared up after she told her heart-wrenching story — even Egyptian President Abdelfattah El-Sisi. Bashar, who is currently a renowned human rights activist, revealed the unimaginable horrors about being a slave for Daesh. […]

White Woman Wears Hijab to Find out What It’s Like to Be Muslim in the UK

White Woman Wears Hijab to Find out What It’s Like to Be Muslim in the UK

Katie Freeman, a former “ban the burka” campaigner, posed as a Muslim for a TV documentary — and oh my, what came after was horrendous. The documentary, “My Week As A Muslim,” was shot in the same week as the Manchester Arena bombing on May 22.     Drinkers hurled vile comments at Freeman as she […]

The Latest Video from Egypt’s World Youth Forum Is Guaranteed to Move You

The Latest Video from Egypt’s World Youth Forum Is Guaranteed to Move You

  A certain video has been turning waves on social media — luckily, the video is a positive one by the World Youth Forum and Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. To say it’s inspiring would be an understatement.     The World Youth Forum is set to take place in Sharm El Sheikh from the […]

Here’s How Sheikh Mo Helped Victims of the Sierra Leone Landslide

Here’s How Sheikh Mo Helped Victims of the Sierra Leone Landslide

  The tragic landslide that has happened in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, killed more than 1,000 and left more than 3,000 without homes, last August. Yesterday, HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered an Airbus A330 carrying 50 metric tons of humanitarian aid to be sent to Sierra Leone.   The plane departed, carrying […]

Here’s How Political Figures Reacted to Saudi Women Being Able to Drive

Here’s How Political Figures Reacted to Saudi Women Being Able to Drive

King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree that will allow Saudi women to drive. The decree has ordered that a ministerial body to be set up to give advice within 30 days, and that the order will be implemented by June 2018.     To celebrate Tuesday’s decree, several Saudi women posted images on social media […]

Instagram Is Trying to Make Facebook Stories Happen with This New Feature

Instagram Is Trying to Make Facebook Stories Happen with This New Feature

Who doesn’t just love posting stories of themselves, while doing the things they love. Whether it’s having breakfast at your favorite Abu Dhabi breakfast spot, or it’s enjoying the last days of summer in Egypt’s North Coast, or it’s hanging out with your family and friends over the weekend, we all just love to share […]

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

Dreamers: What Trump’s Latest Policy Might Mean for Arabs

  On Tuesday, Donald Trump terminated DACA, the Obama-era program that protects the so-called Dreamers from deportation, putting the fate of nearly 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants into uncertainty.   To begin with, for those who do not know what DACA is, it stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. It is an American immigration policy founded by […]

Evacuation of over 600 Pilgrims After Fire Breaks out in Mecca Hotel

Evacuation of over 600 Pilgrims After Fire Breaks out in Mecca Hotel

Yesterday, a fire broke out in a 15-storey hotel occupied by 600 Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims in Aziziyah neighborhood, located in Mecca (KSA). Thanks to civil defense teams and disaster risk reduction procedures, no casualties have been reported.     The Saudi Press Agency quoted a spokesman for the Saudi Civil Defense General Department in Mecca, […]

VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

VIDEO: Female Metro Passengers Fight with Egyptian Police Officer

A video showing a low-ranking police officer (2ameen shorta) allegedly harassing women in an Egyptian metro has been going viral on Facebook. The video indicates that he was in an altercation with one specific woman, which then turned the entirety of the metro’s all-female passengers against him.     The altercation -according to the Facebook […]

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