Meet ‘STAR’: The Superheroes Saving Stray Animals in Syria

Meet ‘STAR’: The Superheroes Saving Stray Animals in Syria

In a war-torn Syria, it is easy to imagine the horrors that humans have to endure on a daily basis. No imaging, however, can possibly compares to the savagery that is reality. This savagery of war is not something that only effects the loves of humans, it is something that also effects the lives of […]

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

Syrian Foods That Are Literally Impossible to Dislike

by Shams Farid

The civil war in Syria has caused millions of Syrians to flee their war-torn country. Images of men, women and children living in camps, walking vast distances and risking perilous journeys to safety are commonplace.   Syria has an ancient food culture and was once — believe it or not — a bread basket for the Middle […]

The Most Brilliant Actor This Ramadan is Hands down Bassel Khayyat

The Most Brilliant Actor This Ramadan is Hands down Bassel Khayyat

By Youssef Wael

While everyone’s overwhelmed with ‘La totfe2 el shams’ and its cast, there is a brilliant Syrian actor – Bassel Khayyat – who is literally slaying his performance.   When we all saw the promos and the humongous ads and banners, we went yaaaay because Asser Yassin is having his own show this Ramadan. Although Yassin […]

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ Getting an Arabic Version This Ramadan?

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ Getting an Arabic Version This Ramadan?

There’s only one Game of Thrones and winter will come to anyone who dares try and recreate it. So when the new promos for the newest Syrian Ramadan series Orchidia made it online, its familiar style and grand themes quickly saw it branded a “rip-off” of the hugely popular HBO drama.   The synopsis for Orchidia seems […]

Peace by Chocolate: Syrian Refugee Launches Canada’s Hottest Chocolate Company

By: Rana El Hawary

It’s sad that when we think of Syria now, we think of tragic narratives of a devastated city, torn apart by civil war. We think of refugees, a dispossessed people, and a group of kids who have lost years and years of schooling, and childhood.   Fortunately, however, there are two sides to every story. […]

Young Algerian Woman Joins Forces with IRC to Help Save Lives in Syria

Young Algerian Woman Joins Forces with IRC to Help Save Lives in Syria

If you’re reading this article from your computer or mobile phone in a safe space; it means that you have the chance to be living in a geopolitically stable country. You’re therefore not in the same situation as Syrians living civil war.     One person decided to do something about this. That person is […]

Airbnb Offers Free Housing to Those Affected by the #MuslimBan

Airbnb Offers Free Housing to Those Affected by the #MuslimBan

  Airbnb, the hotel alternative service, is stepping up with a free offer for travelers not allowed into the United States, due to President Donald Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations. On Friday and Saturday, an estimated 100 to 200 people were prohibited from entering the US.     Brian Chesky, […]

Pentagon Praises Refugees on the Same Day Trump Plans to Ban Them from US

Pentagon Praises Refugees on the Same Day Trump Plans to Ban Them from US

  Donald Trump seems to be on a roll ever since he entered the White House. The United States president already took sweeping actions against abortion laws and reinstated the global gag rule which is exactly what American women have been fighting against.     But the horror did not end there. Trump also cleared the […]

Kinda Alloush Just Married Egypt’s Golden Boy and You Can Barely Afford Shawerma

Kinda Alloush Just Married Egypt’s Golden Boy and You Can Barely Afford Shawerma

by Katrina El-Gahsh

صباح الورد عليكم جميعاً 🌹 #عمرو_يوسف #كندة_علوش #amryoussef #amr_youssef A photo posted by Amr Youssef (@amryoussefofficial) on Jan 17, 2017 at 1:41am PST   The day no Egyptian woman thought she’ll be waiting for just arrived and we can’t help but remember all the times we made bad decisions. So, the whole country literally lost […]

A US Fitness Magazine Featured a Hijabi Woman on the Cover for the First Time

A US Fitness Magazine Featured a Hijabi Woman on the Cover for the First Time

You might have noticed something different about the October issue of Women’s Running magazine. Well, for the first time in the history of fitness and health magazines in the US, the cover star is wearing a hijab. Who is, you say? She’s Rahaf Khatib, a 32-year-old Syrian-American who is a hijabi marathoner that lives in Michigan with […]

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