Image by: Rami Khoury/Al Bawaba
May 24, 2018 - 13:51 GMT
The purple sugary drink, Vimto, made its usual bounce in Middle Eastern markets in the holy month of Ramadan, becaming the official beverage on Iftar table for many families, especially in the Gulf.
The advertisement was published in the right-wing newspaper, Makor Rishon, for Lis Maternity Hospital in Tel Aviv. (Screenshot/ +972 Magazine)
May 24, 2018 - 10:27 GMT
An Israeli advertisement for a maternity ward in one of the Israeli hospitals has been circulating among social media users as it represents a fetus wearing a military beret with the caption reading: “Received the Presidential Award of Excellence, 2038.”
Wael Abbas giving a speech at Arab American National Museum in Michigan, US, in November 2013. (Wael Abbas Facebook Account)
May 23, 2018 - 13:34 GMT
The Egyptian activist and blogger, Wael Abbas was reportedly arrested on Wednesday morning, as he wrote on his Facebook account a post: “I am being arrested”.
Sheikh Mishary Rashid Alafasy (left) delivers a Ramadan lecture at Abu Dhabi in 2012. (Majlis Mohammed Bin Zayed)
May 23, 2018 - 12:21 GMT
A tweet by the prominent Arab Sheikh, Mishary al-Afasy, justifying having relations with ‘Jews’ has prompted anger among social media users in the Middle East.
Nadine Labaki while receiving the award at Cannes Film Festival. (AFP)
May 22, 2018 - 14:08 GMT
The Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki won the Jury Award at Cannes Film Festival for her film Capharnaüm, which makes her the first Lebanese and Arab female director to win at Cannes.
May 22, 2018 - 11:27 GMT
Diplomatic tensions have been rising between Egypt and Sudan lately because of the Egyptian Ramadan drama, “Abu Omar Al Masry”, as Sudan summoned the Egyptian ambassador in Khartoum on Saturday to protest the series.
Tunisians protest for the right to eat and smoke in public during Ramadan, on June 11, 2017. (AFP)
May 21, 2018 - 13:39 GMT
In Tunisia, campaign “مش بالسيف” or “MouchBessif” which means: “Nothing can be against our will”, was launched by the beginning of Ramadan 2017. Tunisian activists of the Association Des Libres Penseurs are protesting for the right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan.
Palestinians protested in Haifa against Israel use of lethal force against Palesitnians in Gaza. (Twitter/Mairav Zonszein)
May 21, 2018 - 11:21 GMT
Hundreds of Palestinians in Haifa went to the streets on Friday night to protest the latest Israeli massacre in Gaza, in where more than 60 peaceful protesters were killed by Israeli forces, including children. Isaeli forces also arrested 19 demonstrators, after brutally beating them.
Noura's case has become widely known in Sudan and Middle East.
May 21, 2018 - 10:47 GMT
Noura’s husband raped her for the first time with the help of his two brothers and male cousin. The next morning, he tried to rape her again, however, she managed to escape into the kitchen, grab a knife and stab him to death. As Noura went to her family to explain what happened, her father turned her in to the police and her family disowned her, according to Amnesty International.
Saudi women rights activists detained by the authorities on May 18, 2018. (Twitter)
May 20, 2018 - 11:35 GMT
The arrest of female rights advocates in Saudi Arabia have been raising a debate among Saudis over the past few days raising questions about the reasons behind the arrest.
Activists and human rights lawyers have been launching campaigns to raise awareness about LGBTQ rights. (AFP/File Photo)
May 18, 2018 - 09:15 GMT
As a result of violence, oppression and discrimination that are faced by LGBTQ communities around the world, human rights activists and lawyers chose May 17th of each year to commemorate an International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHO).
Zain Ramadan commercial features an Arab child addressing powerful leaders of the world. (Screenshot)
May 17, 2018 - 10:27 GMT
The Kuwait-based Zain Group, released a 2018 Ramadan commercial on the first night of the holy month. The three-minute ad features an Arab child addressing leaders of powerful countries including U.S. President Donald Trump, Germany’s Angela Merkel, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The commercial ad reminds the world Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.
Palestinians burn tyres near the Strip border on May 14, 2018. (AFP/File Photo)
May 17, 2018 - 08:46 GMT
More than 60 unarmed Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces on Monday on Gaza borders and thousands injured.
No Maid? Saudi Problems... (AFP/File Photo)
May 16, 2018 - 12:27 GMT
Renting maids in Ramadan has become a trend in Saudi Arabia, so that people can enjoy relaxing and eating instead of being busy with all the tedious household chores.
Ban on Saudi women driving was lifted in September 2017, and it will take effect in June 24, 2018. (AFP/File Photo)
May 16, 2018 - 12:16 GMT
Saudi women were allowed to get behind the wheels in September 2017, however, the Saudi society is still in controversy.
Sherif Gaber, born in 1993 /AFP
May 13, 2018 - 13:24 GMT
Sherif Gaber, born in 1993, is an Egyptian political activist and blogger who was arrested on October 27, 2013 for professing atheism, contempt of religion relating to activities on campus and atheist statements online.