Middle East

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel: BY Catherine Rottenberg

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel: BY Catherine Rottenberg

As Israel moves ever more dangerously rightward – evidenced by the latest law legalising the state’s expropriation of private Palestinian lands and the extremely conservative appointees to the High Court – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems, perhaps paradoxically, more obsessed than in the past with promoting Israel’s positive image in the international arena. Indeed, the […]

Who is Sarah al Suhaimi, the first woman to lead Saudi stock exchange?

Who is Sarah al Suhaimi, the first woman to lead Saudi stock exchange?

The appointment of the CEO of National Commercial Bank, Sarah al-Suhaimi, as the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Arabia stock exchange – Tadawul – the largest bourse in the Middle East, is a step that breaks the male-dominated upper echelons in the finance sector. According to Deloitte consultancy, the representation of women on […]

Gaza: ‘100,000 hours of isolation’

Gaza: ‘100,000 hours of isolation’

One in every four Palestinian children in Gaza still needs to receive psychosocial support to overcome the traumatic memories of violence witnessed during Israel’s war on Gaza in 2014, according to a new report by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor. The report, titled Gaza: 100,000 hours of isolation, sheds light on the catastrophic consequences of Israel’s decade-long blockade […]

Saudi Princess Ameerah Al Taweel says in a powerful video what 1.8 billion Muslims feel regarding the words Allahu Akbar being hijacked by extremists

Saudi Princess Ameerah Al Taweel says in a powerful video what 1.8 billion Muslims feel regarding the words Allahu Akbar being hijacked by extremists

Terrorists and extremists putting on a false mask of Islam have hijacked a number of sensitive and passionate terms which 1.8 billion Muslims use day in day out. Here is an educational video to clear any misconceptions people may have of the phrase Allahu Akbar Every Muslim should take the responsibility of portraying the true […]

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

A Palestinian has been shot dead and five others wounded by Israeli soldiers at the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources said. The person killed on Sunday was identified as 19-year-old Mohammed Abu Khalifa, the sources said. The shooting occurred after an incursion into the camp by Israeli forces sparked clashes […]

At least 25 Palestinians abducted during Israeli raids

At least 25 Palestinians abducted during Israeli raids

At least 25 Palestinians, including a number of minors, have been detained during a series of Israeli raids throughout the occupied territories. A Fatah spokesman said on Wednesday that Talal Dweikat, a former governor of the northern West Bank district of Tulkarm, was seized from his home in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. “The Israeli occupation targets every Palestinian regardless of […]

Saudi nurse donates part of her liver to save child’s life

Saudi nurse donates part of her liver to save child’s life

A young girl, Bashyer Al-Rashidi, who suffers from cirrhosis of the liver was saved after Saudi nurse Abir Al-Anzi donated a part of her liver to her. The liver transplant took place on Dec. 28 2016, and has so far been successful. This was done after all the necessary tests were done. Abir Al-Anzi, who […]