Several hundred Palestinian and Israeli women demonstrated on Saturday on each side of Israel’s Qalandiya checkpoint, the main passage point between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah. Assembling nearly a week ahead of a Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations Security Council, the women all gathered under the slogan “Women want [...]
In this video the controversial joint appearance and performance by Lebanese belly dancer Johanna Fakhry and the Israeli heavy-metal band Orphaned Land last month at the Hellfest music festival in Clisson, France only recently emerged in the news and is now stirring the pot. Amateur video footage purportedly showing the performance depicts a member of [...]
Qatar Foundation International piloted the Arabic Language and Culture Initiative at two schools in the Fall of 2009. The Boston Arts Academy was one of them. Watch this video of reflective interviews from students who participated in the program and in a cultural exchange trip to Qatar in the Spring of 2010.
Burda Style Arabia, a combined English and Arabic version of the hugely popular European fashion titleBurda Fashion, which has been in operation since 1950 and is published in 90 countries and 17 languages, isnow on sale throughout the GCC, Egypt and Levant. Produced by independent film, television, digital and publishing company, Takhayal Entertainment,the monthly fashion [...]
Kulsoom Abdullah of Atlanta was barred from entering higher-level U.S. competitions. Her Muslim faith requires that she covers her arms, legs and head, which violates international rules governing weightlifting attire. USA Weightlifting took her case to the International Weightlifting Federation, which agreed to change the rules after its technical committee reviewed the proposal. “The modified [...]