Lebanese American Rima Fakih won the title of Miss Michigan USA. She is the first Arab American Muslim woman to hold such a title. Fifty-one contestants from every state took part to compete for the title of Miss USA and the opportunity for a place in the Miss Universe pageant. She moved to the United States [...]
Nawal George Al Zoghbi is Lebanese singer. She is Maronite Catholic. She holds Canadian citizenship. Al Zoghbi began singing at an early age, despite familial opposition to the lifestyle of a musician. In 1988 she participated in the Lebanese talent show Studio El Fan.
A 26-year-old Tunisian Muslim woman in northern Italy has been given a €500 (£430) on-the-spot fine under anti-terrorism laws for wearing a face-covering full-length burqa with a niqab-type veil in public.