Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

Heroic German Pilots Refuse to Deport Rejected Refugees

By Reem Tolba

  222 planned flights of deportation were stopped by pilots across Germany. The flights were reportedly carrying rejected asylum seekers.   The German pilots are being praised for not wanting to take part in the controversial return of the refugees to their home country. The asylum seekers are mostly from Afghanistan, which has been deemed […]

The World Reacts to Egypt’s Tragic Mosque Attack

The World Reacts to Egypt’s Tragic Mosque Attack

By Reem Tolba

  The tragic mosque attack in Egypt saw to death of over 300 people, and injured 132 people. Om El Donya has been mourning since Friday, but she’s not doing it alone. Grief was felt all around the world.     France, Eiffel Tower     On Friday, the Eiffel Tower dimmed its lights in […]

Syria’s ‘White Helmets’ Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Syria’s ‘White Helmets’ Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  White Helmets, the volunteer Syrian civil defense group have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Al-Jazeera. Backed by more than 130 organizations from around the world, they’ve been saving tens of thousands of people from the rubble, building collapses and fires caused by the ongoing civil war ever since 2013.   At least […]

9 Reasons Why Every Egyptian Needs to Know About NGO CISV

9 Reasons Why Every Egyptian Needs to Know About NGO CISV

By Jummana Radwan

For those of you who don’t know what CISV is, it’s a global organization that is dedicated to educating and spreading peace around the whole world by building global friendships. Egypt has been blessed with CISV for the past 60 years. Every summer CISV sends a passionate group of young Egyptians to destinations all around the world, giving them the […]

#7DeedsOfPeace: What Tara Emad Did for Her Birthday Will Give You All the Feels

#7DeedsOfPeace: What Tara Emad Did for Her Birthday Will Give You All the Feels

  Tara Emad once again proves that she’s just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Instead of celebrating her birthday with a big bash, tons of presents and making the day all about her like we all do, the top model and actress decided to make a difference and dedicated her […]

VIDEO: Astronaut Scott Kelly Calls Yanni During His ‘Dream Concert’ at the Pyramids

VIDEO: Astronaut Scott Kelly Calls Yanni During His ‘Dream Concert’ at the Pyramids

  Apparently, Yanni has an awesome squad. His “very good friend” Astronaut Scott Kelly, Commander of the International Space Station, “called” him during his concerts at the Pyramids this weekend. “Good evening Yanni, Egypt and the world,” Kelly begins, with theme music scored by Yanni, of course, playing in the background.     “I often fly over […]

6 Heroes of 6th of October You Didn’t Know

6 Heroes of 6th of October You Didn’t Know

Our generation has been celebrating 6th of October since the day we were born, but we’ve never paid that much attention to the details. Yes, we know that Egypt took back Sinai and we know the big names that have been revolutionized since the war, but there are so many people who made a huge […]

My Two Cents on the #ChapelHillShooting: Good Above All

My Two Cents on the #ChapelHillShooting: Good Above All

This morning, I, like the rest of the world, woke up to the news that three Muslim students were brutally murdered at the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23 Yusor Mohammad, 21 Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19 As I read their names, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t […]

6 Things the Middle East Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

6 Things the Middle East Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every so often, a figure emerges from the masses who becomes a champion for the people’s cause. Even less often, their message, vision and oftentimes tragic end propels them onto the global stage and they come to represent universal struggles and values that know no borders. These giants of history and humanity – people like […]

#ForgiveAndForget: Because Forgiveness Is Freedom

#ForgiveAndForget: Because Forgiveness Is Freedom

By Omar El Sabh

  A dear friend of mine posted one of my favorite passages from a Jack Kerouac letter on forgiveness, which gave me an idea I think could become much bigger in its own merit.     In light of the horrible events of terrorism plaguing our world, be it religiously, racially, socially motivated, I’d like […]