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 […]

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 […]

Egyptian Holds Saudi Flag in Olympics Opening Ceremony and People Are Furious

Egyptian Holds Saudi Flag in Olympics Opening Ceremony and People Are Furious

In what was supposed to be a glorious moment for Egyptians at Rio, cheering for our athletes and feeling pride, soon crashed to the ground. Last night, the opening ceremony for the Olympics 2016 was held in Rio’s Maracana stadium. The night started with colorful celebrations and a heart warming welcome to a team of […]

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 […]

World’s Biggest Hotel to Be Built in Makkah

World’s Biggest Hotel to Be Built in Makkah

  The world’s biggest hotel is being planned for construction in Makkah. The hotel, slated for completion in 2017, will be 45 stories tall, containing 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants and four helipads.     The desert fortress-style hotel will have a 10-story podium with 12 towers built on top, and the base of the building will […]

Dress Printed with Quran Verses Causes Uproar

Saudi frustration has flooded social media platforms as of late. This time, an Arab student from northern Israel who goes to Shenkar College of Engineering and Design has designed a dress that featured verses from the Quran. The picture of the dress was posted on Facebook with the caption: “Cat on a hot tin roof, the […]

Viral Video of Saudi Child Molestation Prompts Outcry

Viral Video of Saudi Child Molestation Prompts Outcry

Hashtags like #Dont_Touch_Me and #I_Reject_Harassment have been trending on Twitter in the KSA as a result of a viral video. A hidden camera captured a 7-year-old Saudi child in her school uniform being molested by a man as she waits for an elevator. The man first makes sure no one is nearby by checking the […]

Emergency Landing in Medina

Saudi Arabian Airlines made an emergency landing in the Kingdom’s Muslim holy city of Medina today. Traveling from Iran’s second city of Mashhad, the plane was carrying 315 people on board; Luckily, only 29 were injured. 12 of the passengers were taken immediately to the hospital, while three of them are reportedly in unstable condition. […]