ARABIA THAT IS
Lebanese musical icons Fairuz and the Rahbani brothers, Assi and Mansour, are credited with revolutionizing modern Arab music. They are also renowned for using their artistic voices to champion social and political causes in Lebanon and the wider Arab world.
Feminist thought has evolved in the context of the historical, social, cultural, and political norms of the societies in which it has originated. In the Muslim world, two major feminist trends have emerged in recent years: Islamic feminism and secular feminism.
As more sub-Saharan immigrants settle in Morocco, advocacy groups urge the government to ensure education access with comprehensive new immigration laws. Under the Constitution, Morocco guarantees everyone living in the country the right to education. In practice, many immigrant children are left out of the classroom.
Part I of this two-part article tells the story of the Arab migration from Syria and Lebanon to South America. Part II describes the past and current life of Levantines in South America and South Americans in the Levant. The popular herbal drink, Yerba mate (pr. “mah-tay”), serves as a reminder of their intertwined existence.
Egypt’s Ministry of Touri...
The municipal council of Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia, elected its first ever female mayor on Tuesday, July 3. Souad Abderrahim garnered 26 municipal council votes in this second round of elections in the city, surpassing the 22 cast for her main competitor, Kamel Idir of the Nida Tounes party
Protests that erupted in June, 2018 in the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan exposed an economic crisis caused by a perfect storm of increased taxes; subsidy cuts for fuel, electricity, and bread; and a high cost of living.
After the fall of Gaddafi and the collapse of Ben Ali’s regime, a new era was ushered in to the region. However, the calm that has followed the uprising does not necessarily imply smooth sailing for the nations of North Africa.