Late Night Ramadan Shopping Shows Indonesia’s Economic Spirits Brightening

June 16, 2017 1:49 pm1 comment
Late Night Ramadan Shopping Shows Indonesia’s Economic Spirits Brightening

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 […]

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Saudi-owned TV drama fights Islamic State Propaganda

June 2, 2017 4:57 pm2 comments
Saudi-owned TV drama fights Islamic State Propaganda

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 […]

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Lanterns, Qurans as Jerusalem holy site meets Ramadan

May 26, 2017 12:43 pm1 comment
Lanterns, Qurans as Jerusalem holy site meets Ramadan

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 […]

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Saudi Entertainment Chief Sees Cinemas Returning

May 5, 2017 4:53 pm1 comment
Saudi Entertainment Chief Sees Cinemas Returning

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 […]

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California Mosque led by Women Opens Doors to All

April 21, 2017 12:46 pm2 comments
California Mosque led by Women Opens Doors to All

The second mosque in the United States led solely by women held its inaugural service in California on Friday, but unlike a Los Angeles congregation that opened two years ago, the new female-led Muslim house of worship in Berkeley is open to both genders. The Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque “is […]

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Culture Summit 2017 Abu Dhabi Concludes with an Action Agenda for the Future

April 14, 2017 3:01 pm0 comments
Culture Summit 2017 Abu Dhabi Concludes with an Action Agenda for the Future

CultureSummit 2017 Abu Dhabi concluded today following four days of rich and lively discussion with over 300 of the world’s top creative minds from over 80 countries. The global cultural leadership forum delivered on its founding vision by tackling some of the most challenging issues of our time, and exploring […]

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U.A.E. Women Lead the way in Traditionally Male-Dominated Industries

April 7, 2017 1:00 pm1 comment
U.A.E. Women Lead the way in Traditionally Male-Dominated Industries

In the U.A.E., a new generation of highly-skilled manufacturing experts has emerged – and it’s women that are leading the way. Many have now entered historically male-dominated industries, such as: aero-structure manufacturing, engineering and oil and gas. And that’s because the empowerment of women is high on its agenda. The […]

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Abu Dhabi to Strengthen Tourism Ties with China

March 30, 2017 10:01 am1 comment
Abu Dhabi to Strengthen Tourism Ties with China

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is embarking on two separate trips to five cities across China in March and May to capitalize on the growing popularity of the emirate as a tourist destination from Asia. Inbound visitor arrivals from China have seen dramatic rises over the […]

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Why Pakistan Needs a Women’s March Too

March 21, 2017 12:05 pm1 comment
Why Pakistan Needs a Women’s March Too

  This year’s American election certainly kept misogyny in the headlines. So it came as no surprise when thousands of Americans took to the streets to advocate for women’s rights and civil liberties for minorities.  President Donald Trump on his first day in office, could not ignore thousands of protesters […]

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The Five Badass Female Athletes that inspired Nike’s Pro Hijab

March 8, 2017 12:28 pm4 comments
The Five Badass Female Athletes that inspired Nike’s Pro Hijab

Nike recently announced its development of a long-awaited product for many females in the Muslim community, the Pro Hijab. Set to launch in 2018, the Pro Hijab is lightweight, breathable, and un-shiftable. The product was tested by some of the elite hijabi athletes who inspired it. Not only have these […]

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