Libya

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…
Libya

19 Epic Arab Memes That All Arabs Can Relate to!

People tend to choose comedy to make light of certain problems or situations. Arabs have resorted to memes to express…
Syria, Libya, Cross-border

A Satirical Memoir Under Gaddafi’s & Hafez Al-Assad’s Ruling

For those who aren’t familiar with Riad Sattouf, the French-Syrian best-selling cartoonist and filmmaker, you may be familiar with his…
Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Libya, Turkey, Cross-border

9 MENA Photographers You Will Love

A dynamic region like the Middle East sure offers lots of images that are worth capturing. BarakaBits previously shared an inspiring…
Lebanon, Libya

Meet the 2 Arab Finalists For the Man Booker International Prize 2015

The Man Booker International Prize announced last March 24 it’s 10 writer finalists for its sixth edition, including Lebanese author…
Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Turkey, Cross-border

8 Beautiful Quotes from Middle Eastern Novels

Though many of these novels were originally written in Arabic or Farsi, the translations have provided excellent literature for people…
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Libya

10 Arab Entrepreneur Stories that Made Waves in 2014

Inventive, resilient, and amazingly young, the Middle East’s new generation of entrepreneurs is shaping a revolutionary ecosystem with rules of its own. BarakaBits has selected…
Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Cross-border

Prepare Your Own Moroccan Bath in 6 Easy Steps

With simple steps and basic ingredients, you can have your own Moroccan bath ritual at the comfort of your home. Enjoy…
Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya

Watch 4 Young Arabs and 1 Cartoon Explain the Middle East’s Most Urgent Problem in 2 Minutes

It’s not terrorism. It’s not polarization. Neither is unemployment, corruption, or bad governance. As four young cartoonists Tunisia, Libya, Yemen, and…
Libya

Here’s Why Saying “My City is Libya” Will Never Be Wrong. At Least Not Now

“I know what you’re thinking; Libya is a country not a city,” says Mahmoud Elhadi Abogrean, a member of Volunteer…
Libya

How This Woman Started a Successful Business In a Place You Think There Is Only War

“We’re now fully booked for April 2015,” Amira Izruna announced on her blog early this month. While disillusionment and insecurity pulls…
Libya

Throwback Thursday: Back To the Days When North Africa Was All Called Libya

There was a time when North Africa had no borders, says photojournalist David Adams as he delves into the secrets…
Libya

Two Libyan Women Show The One Thing that War Can Never Kill

Between the vibrant artistic scene that emerged along the 2011 revolution in Libya and the political uncertainty that followed, an…
Libya

In Libya, Bird-watching Means More than Fun

Despite a challenging political situation, the Libyan Society for Birds (LSB) has been working for the past years to monitor…
Libya

The Best Beaches In the Middle East May Be Where You Least Expected

Stretching east and west where the Saharan sands touch the Mediterranean, Libya’s coastline feature some of the Middle East’s most memorable…
Libya

Why Are Libyans Screaming #IAmTawfik?

“Why I am Tawfik? Because he was already what I am still not and looking forward to become,” says Marwan Alnaas,…
Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Cross-border

The Definitive Guide: The Tallest Building in Every Arab Country

The Arab world actually boasts the first and third tallest buildings in the world, and Yemen has the oldest skyscraper…
Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Cross-border

11 Artists to Add to Your World Music Day Playlist

From Algiers to Casablanca, Tripoli to Tunis, the streets are alive with music. Today is the World Music Festival (or Fête…
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