Nada Mashaal: When Life Gives You Hijab, Wear It And Be a Ballerina Anyway

“I failed at splits when I was a gymnast, my sister and cousin could easily do [them] but I just couldn’t,” Nada Mashaal started off her story, remembering when she couldn’t nail the most difficult moves as a 5-year-old gymnast. Nada, a 20-year-old hijabi girl and a veterinary medicine student, embarked 10 years ago on a quest […]
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Suicide Bomb Attack on Mecca’s Grand Mosque Foiled by Saudi Authorities

A suicide bomber has blown himself up and 11 people were injured after Saudi Arabian security forces raided a house in a neighborhood in Mecca to intercept a terrorist cell, announced Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior. According to the Ministry, the suicide bomber was part of a group of three cells and had planned to attack worshipers […]
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Egypt’s Christian and Muslim Communities Share Ramadan Meals

In a demonstration of solidarity, community, and defiance against extremist violence, Egyptians in Cairo, both Coptic Christians and Muslims, shared meals together during the holy month of Ramadan, reported Reuters. Every year, communities all over Egypt share inter-communal fitaar meals, but this year in particular the gatherings hold even more resonance after multiple extremist attacks targeted […]
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Egypt’s President Al-Sisi Pardons 502 Prisoners

Sisi Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has issued a presidential decree on Friday pardoning 502 prisoners, including prominent businessman Hesham Talaat Mostafa, MENA reported. The pardon includes young prisoners who had been arrested for violating the protest law. It also includes 25 women and 3 lawyers. According to the constitution, the Egyptian president has the […]
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It’s Official: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah Joins Liverpool in Record-Breaking £39 Million Deal

Liverpool FC officially announced Thursday that it has completed a £39 million, five-year signing of Egyptian football player Mohamed Salah. The player, who represents Egypt nationally, is due to wear Liverpool’s number 11 jersey in Anfield next season. The English football club has paid over £4 million pounds more for Salah than their previous most […]
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