Struggling to find the words to inspire the graduating class of 2016 at American University of Beirut, critically acclaimed Lebanese filmmaker and actress Nadine Labaki. The 2015 Cannes Film Festival judge told the story of how she found her happiness after graduation, … Continue reading Nadine Labaki Inspires Us All with AUB Commencement Speech
Stop everything you’re doing and take a minute to be a total creeper with us. Growing up, I had spent every summer in Jordan and across the country I’d always see a dorky little kid posted next to pictures of … Continue reading When Did Prince Hussein of Jordan Get So Hot?
(Photo Credit: ‘Parts Unknown’/CNN) World renowned food critic, chef, and the host of CNN’s “Parts Unknown,” Anthony Bourdain is no stranger to the Arab world. Having traveled across our desert plains to our turquoise beaches from Lebanon to Saudi Arabia … Continue reading Chef Anthony Bourdain Says You Need to Travel to Beirut Right Now
In light of recent news of DJ Khaled’s album “Major Key” to come out soon we started to reflect upon our odd relationship with the rapper, we found that sometimes we just can’t with him. We have nothing but the … Continue reading 15 Times We Literally Couldn’t Even with DJ Khaled
(Photo Credit: Rebecca Collard/PRI.org) Some Arabs have lived their entire lives in the Middle East and never visited let alone seen the inside of Synagogue. Despite the fact that the Middle East is home to the Jewish faith and every … Continue reading Syrian Man Had No Idea He Was Living in Lebanese Synagogue for 10 Years
There has never been a case of a Palestinian magically transcending the living legacy of this history to find him or herself granted asylum in Israel. – Gaith Hilal In attempt to normalize the occupation and paint themselves as … Continue reading Arab Miss Trans Israel Needs to Sit Down!
Miles from Amman in Ma’an, tucked deep in the Jordanian desert hides the rose gold city of Petra. Formerly known as the Capital Raqmu to the Arab Nabataeans, Petra is the perfect place to get outdoors, discover ancient history, and see one of the … Continue reading 16 Magical Photos That’ll Make You Quit Life and Escape to Petra
The investments and progressions being made in the Middle East are giving us hope for a better and brighter future for the region. Despite the many advancements being made in a variety of sectors but seems to be lacking in one … Continue reading Jordanian Women Imprisoned for Their Own Protection from Abusive Homes
Most 10-year-olds watching news coverage of war and violence probably won’t have a comprehensive understanding of the unrest and its ultimate consequences let alone the political strife occurring across the world. But Janna Jihad is not like most … Continue reading 10-Year-Old Palestinian Journalist Puts Today’s Reporters to Shame
During a royal visit to Belgium, HM King Abdullah II of Jordan gave a speech at Université Catholique de Louvain addressing the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Despite taking on more than his country can handle and diving deeper into debt, the … Continue reading Jordan’s King Abdullah Puts Europeans to Shame Over Syrian Refugees