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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Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

July 14, 2017 2:16 pm2 comments
Saudi Arabia to introduce physical education for schoolgirls

Saudi public schools will begin offering physical education for girls in the coming academic year, the education ministry announced on Tuesday, in a long-awaited reform in the Islamic kingdom. Physical education for women is controversial in Saudi Arabia, where conservatives consider it immodest, and it is not mandatory. It has […]

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Introducing the Jordan Trail

July 7, 2017 1:45 pm2 comments
Introducing the Jordan Trail

Thousands of years ago, Jordan was the center of the King’s Highway, the historic Iron Age trade route stretching from Egypt to Damascus. During the first centuries B.C., Nabatean merchants seized control of the route, and the Romans after them. Here, empires were won and religious wars fought. Now, thanks […]

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International Businesses Caught in Qatar Crossfire

June 29, 2017 1:31 pm1 comment
International Businesses Caught in Qatar Crossfire

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 […]

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Syrian Refugees Head Home on Foot From Turkey for Eid Holiday

June 23, 2017 10:45 am2 comments
Syrian Refugees Head Home on Foot From Turkey for Eid Holiday

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 […]

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