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The Narcicyst’s Resistance Through Hip Hop

.Yassin Alsalman, better known by his stage name Narcy, is an Iraqi Hip-Hop singer who was brought up in Canada.…
Iraq, Cross-border

Maryam Mirzakhani, a Flame of Light that Went Out

In a field that is full of geometric and dynamic complexities of curved surfaces – spheres, doughnut shapes and even amoebas,…
Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Syria, Libya, Cross-border, MENA

Hijab is Power, MuslimGirl’s 100 Years of Hijab

“Hijab is much more than a fad”. This is how MuslimGirl.com starts their description of their video. Their main goal…
Iraq

Iraq Opens New Antiquities Hall in Saddam Hussein’s Old Palace

Each city holds its own treasures. Iraq is a city that has ancient artifacts dating back to 400 B.C., in…
Iraq

Basra Museum Opens its First Gallery to Celebrate Iraqi Culture

There’s no better way to celebrate culture and preserve history than opening a museum dedicated just to that! And while…
Egypt, Iraq, Iran, UAE

Here are 5 of the Most Outstanding Mosque Ceilings in MENA & Islamic World

Intricately designed, mosques are considered to be among the most exquisite and refined architecture in the world. Throughout the Islamic world, including…
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Sudan, Cross-border

Ramadan Memories Shared by 30 Faces from 30 Places

The Muslim community is rich with diversity. This diversity in culture and tradition can be seen in the different ways…
Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Cross-border

9 Great Western Modern-Day Achievers of Arab Origin

It’s common knowledge that Arabs, since the beginning of history, have been great achievers. So it should come as no surprise…
Iraq, Cross-border

Zaha Hadid: Celebrating Her Life & Legacy After Unexpected Death

Iraqi-British Architect, Zaha Hadid, unexpectedly died from a heart attack at the age of 65, leaving behind her a wide…
Iraq

Ahmed Kelly: A Resilient Paralympic Swimmer from Baghdad

Abandoned in front of an orphanage in Baghdad, Iraq,  Ahmed Kelly was adopted when he was seven, along with his…
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine

5 Most Common Arab Foods

Bet this article will make you hungry by the time you finish reading it! Everybody loves food. Food is the…
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Morocco

Snowmen: Middle Eastern Style

With the recent snowstorms and the substantial drops in temperatures, many countries have witnessed a flurry of activity taking place in…
Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria

Parkour in the Middle East: Making a Playground out of the Rubble

After witnessing the destruction of their towns, these young Arabs did not give in to the desolation. They have organized…
Iraq

Hayv Kahraman: In a World Where Suffering Is Great

In her work, Iraqi painter Hayv Kahraman (Baghdad, 1981) raises questions about her identity and origins. Drawing inspiration from many…
Iraq

Ali Abd Alrazzaq Turns Everyday Objects Into Art

Have you ever looked at a tea biscuit or the end of a broom and thought, “I could turn this…
Iraq

The “Queen of the Curve” Influences the New Adidas Collection

Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-born architect known as the “Queen of the Curve”, has worked with Pharrell Williams to launch a…
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Morocco, Cross-border

6 Special Ramadan Foods From Around the Arab World

Ramadan is a special time throughout the Middle East. For many, it’s a spiritual time to reflect, to spend with…
Iraq

3 Iraqi Fiction Writers You Need to Read

In need of books to add to your summer reading list? These contemporary Iraqi writers have written stories that will…
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