#BeingBlackAndMuslim: This Empowering Hashtag Is Giving Black Muslims a Voice

#BeingBlackAndMuslim: This Empowering Hashtag Is Giving Black Muslims a Voice

The empowering hashtag #BeingBlackAndMuslim is trending on Twitter, and it’s giving a voice and a platform to black Muslims everywhere. The hashtag was launched by the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative.     The main aim of the hashtag is to start a conversation surrounding the topic. Every since it launched, the hashtag has gone viral, with thousands […]

New Initiative Allows You to Ask President Sisi Whatever You Want Online

New Initiative Allows You to Ask President Sisi Whatever You Want Online

  Do you have thousands of questions for our President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi? Do you want to know the long-term plan for Egypt’s economy and tourism? Do you have no one to ask so you keep writing statuses waiting for someone to give you some sort of explanation? Well, those days are over and done […]

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

Marie Le Pen Might Be France’s next President, and Arabs Should Care

The results of the first round of the French Presidential Elections are in, and Emmanuel Macron is in the lead with 23.9% of the vote, and Marie Le Pen is in second place with 21.4% of the vote.     This means that Macron and Le Pen will be going head to head for the […]

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Throwback to a Time Before Egypt Was Veiled

Straight off the bat, this is not an opinion piece on the concept of the hijab or the niqab. I am not a religious spokesperson to have such an opinion nor do I condone any doctrine that dictates how women ought to dress.   This is more of retrospective piece, if you will, documenting an […]

A Rocket Has Been Fired at Israel from Egypt’s Sinai

A Rocket Has Been Fired at Israel from Egypt’s Sinai

Haaretz just reported that a rocket has been fired into southern Israel from Egypt’s Sinai. The rocket was fired right after Israel closed its borders with Egypt amid terror attacks in order not to allow its citizens to enter Egypt from the crossing.  However, Israeli citizens will be permitted to return to Israel via the Taba crossing. […]

The (Mis)Representation of the Arab World in Video Games

The (Mis)Representation of the Arab World in Video Games

The Arab world has always been misrepresented in literature, movies, media, and art. Video games are no exception to this rule as we’re often seen portraying terrorists, enemies, or hostile beings. We’re basically the bad guys, forever.     In this day and age, video games have established themselves as a form of mainstream media […]

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem: The Woman Who Loves to Hate on Expats

by Rana Elhawary

  Earlier this week, Kuwaiti MP Safa Al Hashem has proposed new laws that would place a temporary one-year halt on issuing driving licenses to expatriates.     She added that this halt should be renewed on a regular basis, until a solution is found to the growing traffic congestion on Kuwaiti roads. Finally, Al […]

Hosni Mubarak Gets Released and Returns to His Heliopolis Villa

Hosni Mubarak Gets Released and Returns to His Heliopolis Villa

  After spending six years in Tora prison and Maadi Hospital, the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has finally been released.   Following the outbreak of 25th of January revolution, we’ve been suffering from a political and economic turmoil. The former president, along with countless political figures, have been under arrest in the well-known case […]

Banksy Opens Hotel in Jerusalem, and Elton John Remotely Performs for its Opening

Banksy Opens Hotel in Jerusalem, and Elton John Remotely Performs for its Opening

  The infamous street artist and political activist, Banksy, has decided to take his satirical art to the hotel business. The Walled Off Hotel is Banksy’s latest venture and its location is anything but expected.     The fully-functional art hotel is located in Bethlehem, a Palestinian town south of Jerusalem in the West Bank, and features […]

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey Among Top 32 Most Powerful Economies in 2050

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey Among Top 32 Most Powerful Economies in 2050

  As much as the overall impression of Egypt’s economy does not carry any optimistic vibes, a recent report says otherwise. PwC released a report that studies the economies of different countries and suggest the biggest and most powerful ones in 33 yeas.   “The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?” ranked 32 […]

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