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Not for Women Only - Family Planning for Families

Alexander Sanger | Posted 01.20.2017 | Women
Alexander Sanger

I'm in a Planned Parenthood health center. Men are in the waiting room, as well as women and infants. Primary care, including dermatology, urology, an...

To succeed with GCC, Britain can't 'have the cake and eat it'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Credit: Mohammed Rayes, Arab News British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit deserves a solid 10/10. St...

Art & Culture vs Extremism in Arab World

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.04.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Promoting culture is imperative for Arabs given the destruction of, and war on, culture launched by extremist and terrorist groups in the Middle East/...

Nuqat's "The 7th Sense: Powering the Creative Economy"

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Mention art, culture, and creativity and you've got Kuwait-based Nuqat's seventh conference boosting innovation, promoting entrepreneurship, uncoverin...

If They Could, How Would Arabs Vote In The U.S. Election?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.06.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The recently published Arab News/YouGov US Election MENA poll reveals interesting findings regarding the hearts and minds of Arabs living in the Middl...

The Protests That Erupted In Morocco After Fishmonger's Death Restore Hope

Abdellah Tourabi | Posted 11.03.2016 | World
Abdellah Tourabi

There is hope yet for citizenship and dignity, as we saw on the faces of people who took to the streets across Moroccan cities, denouncing the death of the young fish seller Mouhcine Fikri Al-Hoceima.

Surveying Saudi Arabia's Youthful Majority

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.24.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

A video by Saudi youth seeks to promote scientific reasoning and civil discourse. How do Saudi youth view their country's foreign policies, domestic ...

Media and Information Literacy Evolves in Arab World

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.20.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

There has never been a more propitious time than the present to promote, teach, and engage with media and information literacy (MIL) in all its permut...

Responsibilities Of Being An Arab

Laila Soudi | Posted 10.14.2016 | World
Laila Soudi

Perhaps more important than acknowledging my privilege--although generally less discussed--I am aware of the responsibilities that emanate from my privilege.

'Time for Japan to get more involved in the Middle East,' says MP Taro Kono

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 09.03.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Anyone familiar with Japanese politics would know that MP Taro Kono never shies away from swimming against the tide, whenever needed. This Japanese Li...

Omran doesn't need tears, Ms. Bolduan... he needs us to do our jobs!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

No, I am not cruel nor am I insensitive. On the contrary, I think what would have definitely been insensitive was NOT to cry upon watching the recent ...

Merkel, Refugees And The Need For Arab Cultural Diplomacy

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

To bring back the topic to cultural diplomacy, I think Syrian refugees would be doing themselves a great favor if they show more keenness to integrate and respect the culture of their new home countries.

Arabs shouldn't celebrate Chilcot, nor be happy with Brexit

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Pity the Arabs, so desperate for a victory that many of us would even rush to celebrate a non-achievement, or even worse, an adversity. Two examples o...

How A Young Syrian Woman Built An Award-Winning Learning App

Women & Girls Hub | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.07.2016 | World

Motivated by a desire to rebuild Syria’s devastated economy, enterprising young women in the war-torn country are turning to tech to help others of ...

Attacking the Prophet's Mosque in Madina: Significance And Consequences

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Internal investigations are underway to reveal the identity of perpetrators and whether or not the attacks were coordinated. Until then, it is safe to say that all three cases carry ISIS-like fingerprints, both in terms of execution and motives.

On The Beach In Aqaba

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Blake Mullins

I left Damascus in the morning, sharing a taxi with an Iraqi dentist who lived in Texas, a teenage boy from Daraa, and an old woman whose hands were permanently dyed indigo from years of clothes making.

From Russia With Love: Are Riyadh And Moscow Getting Closer?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Regardless of whether it can convince the Arab street of its stance, Moscow would benefit much more from a stronger presence on mainstream and credible Arabic media outlets.

Arab Media Forum 2016: Media for Good

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.14.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was a far cry from confabs just harping on how media disseminate hate speech, promote sedition, spread rumors, and are used for nefarious purposes....

From Cairo to Goldberg

James Zogby | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The recent article in "The Atlantic" was disappointing in that it presents a portrait of a President who appears to have given up trying to deliver on the promise of his 2009 Cairo speech. He has resigned himself to an "unfixable" Middle East and "thrown in the towel", blaming the Arabs for this failure.

Jordan Backtracks On Decision To Ban Lebanese Rock Band Amid Outrage

The Huffington Post | Sara Elkamel | Posted 04.28.2016 | World

Jordanian officials have backtracked on a decision they made last week to ban popular Lebanese rock band Mashrou Leila from performing in Amman's Roma...

The Children's Crusade

John Feffer | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
John Feffer

We adults can bewail the use of child soldiers by all those thuggish brigades around the world. But as in The Lord of the Flies, those young people are just enacting the savageries of their elders. They are both victims and perpetrators.

Sex 101 for the Arab World

Abir Sarras | Posted 04.12.2016 | Media
Abir Sarras

Love Matters Arabic is an online platform with corresponding social media pages that address love, intimacy, relationships, and everything in between. Our target audience is young Arabs, married and unmarried, between the ages 18-30.

Argentine Apology, MidEast Betrayal: One 'Dirty War' to the Next

Steve Koppman | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Steve Koppman

In Argentina where it no longer matters, Obama pays retroactive lip service to democracy. But ask people today across the Middle East -- in Egypt or Yemen, or Saudi Arabia, Gaza and the West Bank, or for that matter Syria -- if the U.S. supports democracy and self-determination.

The World Of Trump And Terror Is Overflowing With Hatred And Repression

عمرو حمزاوي | Posted 03.31.2016 | World
عمرو حمزاوي

With every Daesh attack, Donald Trump inches closer and closer to clinching the nomination of the Republican Party for the U.S. presidential elections, and maybe even to claiming the presidency itself.

My Morocco, Why Are You So Homophobic?

Hicham Tahir | Posted 03.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Hicham Tahir

Today, two men were making love in the privacy of their home, when this terrorist pack decided to violate the privacy of love. Is it really that wrong, for two men, or two women to love each other?