Louvre Abu Dhabi, a new cultural landmark for the 21st century

November 7, 2017 1:06 pm0 comments
Louvre Abu Dhabi, a new cultural landmark for the 21st century

  The much-anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi will open to the public on Saturday November 11, with a spectacular week-long series of celebrations. It is the first museum of its kind in the Arab region and offers a new perspective on the history of art in a globalised world. An iconic […]

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Modern Scientists Continuing the Legacy of the ‘Golden Age of Science’ from the Muslim World

October 23, 2017 10:54 am0 comments
Modern Scientists Continuing the Legacy of the ‘Golden Age of Science’ from the Muslim World

Ever sit in algebra class and wonder, “who came up with this stuff?” Or sit in a doctor’s office and look at a poster of the circulatory system and think, “who was the first to figure that out”? The contributions of scientists from the Golden Age of the Islamic world […]

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WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

October 16, 2017 9:18 am0 comments
WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. Shadia Bseiso, a Jordanian versed in jiu-jitsu, dreams of encouraging more Arab women to take up sports – and […]

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Shattering the Glass Ceiling: 11 Pakistani Female CEOs Who Are Defying Odds

October 3, 2017 3:23 pm3 comments
Shattering the Glass Ceiling: 11 Pakistani Female CEOs Who Are Defying Odds

Salma Jafri’s first rejection from a multinational company resulted in a turning point for her career. The CEO of the company knew Jafri’s family well and was aware of customs within the family that expected girls to marry early and become stay-at-home moms. That interview made Jafri realize that she […]

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Six Powerhouse Arab and Muslim Women Shaking Things Up in the UN

September 17, 2017 10:26 pm2 comments
Six Powerhouse Arab and Muslim Women Shaking Things Up in the UN

Despite having nearly 200 member nations, only 19% are represented by women.  Among that 19%, are 6 incredibly accomplished and influential UN Ambassadors who are representing Muslim-majority countries. Some of these women are the first woman to be representing their nation in the UN, others not only represent their nation […]

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Protesting In Style: Muslim Designers and Brands Turn To Fashion For Making A Political Statement

August 21, 2017 8:01 pm1 comment
Protesting In Style: Muslim Designers and Brands Turn To Fashion For Making A Political Statement

For Hoda Katebi, her fashion choices meant standing up for herself. Katebi, an Iranian-American, Muslim blogger was bullied in school for her Hijab and never reported those incidents fearing rejection. After her trip to her ancestral homeland, Iran, Katebi’s views changed and she started her website ‘Joojoo Azad’ (Free Bird) […]

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