Arab women

Egypt’s Interior Ministry denies ban on single woman stay at hotels
Egypt

Egypt’s Interior Ministry denies ban on single woman stay at hotels

The Egyptian Interior Ministry has denied all reports that certain hotels and tourist facilities have forbidden Egyptian women or women…
In oil-rich Iraq, a few women buck norms, take rig site jobs
Middle East

In oil-rich Iraq, a few women buck norms, take rig site jobs

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — It’s nearly dawn and Zainab Amjad has been up all night working on an oil rig…
Netflix reveals second original Arabic series
Middle East

Netflix reveals second original Arabic series

Netflix has officially revealed a second original Arabic series to be presented on its screens. The series is titled “AlRawabi…
Nadine Labaki is first Arab president of the Un Certain Regard Jury at Cannes
Cinema/TV

Nadine Labaki is first Arab president of the Un Certain Regard Jury at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival’s organizers officially announced that Lebanese filmmaker, actress, and screenwriter Nadine Labaki will head the Un Certain Regard…
Defying threats, Afghan singer Aryana comes home for women
Society

Defying threats, Afghan singer Aryana comes home for women

KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Each time Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan’s most famous singers, returns to the country of her…
Palestinian teens reach finals of Silicon Valley app pitch
Technology

Palestinian teens reach finals of Silicon Valley app pitch

  Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention…
World Cup sees Iranian women score spot in the stands
Middle East

World Cup sees Iranian women score spot in the stands

  For many of the thousands of joyful women packed into Tehran’s largest football stadium, their first ever chance to…
Recycling rubbish into revenue – the scheme bringing hope to women in Jordan
Middle East

Recycling rubbish into revenue – the scheme bringing hope to women in Jordan

  Sameera Al Salam folds a discarded piece of newspaper into a long strip then loops it round her finger…
Sahar Nasr among 100 most influential Arab figures in 2016: Arabian Business Magazine
Egypt

Sahar Nasr among 100 most influential Arab figures in 2016: Arabian Business Magazine

Arabian Business magazine included Egypt's Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr in the list of 100 most influential…
Nike commercial celebrates Arab female athletes ‘to inspire others’
Life & Style

Nike commercial celebrates Arab female athletes ‘to inspire others’

"What will they say about you?" is a rhetorical question with which many women and girls in the Middle East…
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