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 […]
For Hoda Katebi, her fashion choices meant standing up for herself. Katebi, an Iranian-American, Muslim blogger was...
Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, the education ministry...
Thousands of years ago, Jordan was the center of the King’s Highway, the historic Iron Age trade route stretching...
International businesses are being caught in the crossfire of Qatar’s dispute with its Arab neighbors as it delays shipments, lengthens travel times and prompts contingency plans in case the crisis deepens. The feud between Arab powers threatens to undermine the region’s progress in positioning itself as business friendly and raises […]Read more ›
Carrying suitcases, shopping bags and toddlers, thousands of refugees walked back home into Syria from Turkey on Thursday ahead of the Eid festival that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Turkey has taken in some 3 million Syrian migrants since the start of civil war in […]Read more ›
Indonesia’s economic spirits are rising judging by the line of women outside a packed Furla bag shop for a traditional midnight Ramadan sale at a Jakarta mall. The Muslim holy month, due to end in late June, is half over, and how much shopping Indonesians do during Ramadan is regarded […]Read more ›
A Saudi-owned television channel has launched a drama series portraying the brutality of life under the Islamic State to counter sleek propaganda from the jihadist group which has won it recruits worldwide. Beamed across the Arab world by satellite channel MBC, the $10-million project reflects the kingdom’s self-appointed role at […]Read more ›
Jerusalem buzzes with renewed energy in the days before the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, when the faithful abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours. There’s the bustle to prepare the al-Aqsa Mosque, the 8th-century Muslim shrine in Jerusalem’s Old City, for the hundreds of thousands of Muslims […]Read more ›
Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house, the man spearheading the kingdom’s entertainment reforms said on Thursday, playing down opposition by powerful religious authorities to changes they see as sinful. The kingdom had some cinemas in the 1970s but the clerical establishment persuaded the authorities […]Read more ›