Women Were Allowed to Enter This Saudi Sports Stadium for the First Time in History

Women Were Allowed to Enter This Saudi Sports Stadium for the First Time in History

  Saudi Arabia celebrated the 87th anniversary of its foundation last weekend with a big program of concerts and performances, including a pageant operetta on Saturday evening that witnessed something historic. It allowed women to enter the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time ever.   “It is the first time I […]

Mashrou’ Leila on Their Wildest Concert Experiences: Boxers Thrown on Stage, Magical Pizzas, and the Perfect Sunset

Mashrou’ Leila on Their Wildest Concert Experiences: Boxers Thrown on Stage, Magical Pizzas, and the Perfect Sunset

by Meriam Raouf

Mashrou’ Leila is currently on their 5th consecutive year touring globally, yet most of the coverage out there mentions the music by way of controversy, instead of the other way around. These are the stories they haven’t told, because they haven’t been asked. We talked to the band about being pigeonholed as a political band, […]

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

Singapore’s First Female President Is Muslim

  Halimah Yacob, a Muslim Malay, will be sworn in today as Singapore’s eighth president after being one of the only candidates that could meet the stringent eligibility rules for the six-year post.   In this particular election, only candidates from the minority Malay group were able to qualify. Malays form just over 13% of […]

Haifa Wehbe’s Vacation Photos Will Make You Not Want to Wear a Swimsuit Ever Again

Haifa Wehbe’s Vacation Photos Will Make You Not Want to Wear a Swimsuit Ever Again

Social media users may have been obsessing over Queen Ahlam’s latest look, and classy makeover last week, but it looks like this week’s social media obsession will also be another queen. Specifically, Queen MJK, also known as Haifa Wehbe. The “Boos El Wawa” singer has just posted pictures of herself in a sizzling black monokini, […]

Egypt’s Gymnastics Team Says It Needs More Recognition and Appreciation

Egypt’s Gymnastics Team Says It Needs More Recognition and Appreciation

Al Masry Al Youm just posted a video containing footage of the young ladies of Egypt’s very own National Gymnastics Team, and basically, you need to watch it. For real, these talented athletes really want you to watch it.   The video shows the girls talking about how they don’t receive any kind of recognition, […]

Dubai Airport Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day in the Best Way Possible

Dubai Airport Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day in the Best Way Possible

by Fadila El Karrany

Dubai Airport just released a video in honor of the 3rd annual Emirati Women’s Day. Needless to say, the future of ambitious Emirati women is looking bright.     The ‘Aspiring Women’s Program’ is a new career development program targeting Emirati women in administrative positions and the role of future women in the aviation field […]

9 Hijabi Women Who Are Breaking Boundaries and Taking Things to the next Level

9 Hijabi Women Who Are Breaking Boundaries and Taking Things to the next Level

Muslim women have been dominating the media, fashion, beauty, sports and arts scene all over the globe and we definitely won’t hesitate to jump at the chance to support them for breaking the stereotypes that revolve around Muslim women, especially hijabis.   Hijabi women are almost always subjected to all kinds of misconceptions, but now they […]

Every Arab Woman Seriously Needs to Watch Sherine Arafa’s Hilarious Videos

Every Arab Woman Seriously Needs to Watch Sherine Arafa’s Hilarious Videos

  Stuck in Cairo’s traffic on 6th October bridge, our new favorite social media star was overwhelmed by the amount of billboards promoting new shows and was inspired to start her own series of drama — with a tripod and a wig.   Sherine Arafa, daughter of famous director Sherif Arafa, just happens to be […]

Why Every Arab Should Watch the Handmaid’s Tale

Why Every Arab Should Watch the Handmaid’s Tale

There is a TV series that I have become addicted to lately, and I am here to tell you why watching this show is a pursuit that is worth every Arab’s time . The show -called the Handmaid’s Tale- is based on a novel under the same title by author Margret Atwood. The show’s plot […]

Skinny-Shaming Is a Real Problem and It Needs to Stop Now

Skinny-Shaming Is a Real Problem and It Needs to Stop Now

by Nadia Ali

“Enty rofaya3a awi, me7taga takli shwaya‘’ is a sentence that I have heard over and over again through out my life, whether at the gym, with my friends, or at a family gathering; as if suddenly people advising me to “akol shwaya” will make me ‘’me2alwaza w merabraba’’ because being skinny is just too ugly […]

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