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Author Archives: Katelin Teague

The Syrian refugee aiming to become an Olympic swimmer

Source: The Guardian By: Sarah Marsh Thu 23 Aug 2018. Last modified on Mon 4 Mar 2019  Once upon a time, water was Eid Aljazairli’s greatest adversary, a vast expanse that stood between him and a life in Europe. Now, it sustains his greatest ambition. Aljazairli was a non-swimmer when he fled Damascus and took … Continued

Eid Toy Gifts Bring Joy to Underprivileged Jeddah Children

The toys include stuffed animals, puzzles, musical items, buckets and blocks, dolls, cars, planes, bags, and coloring books. (Photo/Supplied) Source: Arab News By: DEEMA AL-KHUDAIR June 07, 2019 More than 3,000 gifts were distributed JEDDAH: Hundreds of underprivileged Saudi children received a special surprise toy to mark the festival of Eid. Campaigners in Jeddah organized the … Continued

Lebanese actress Nadine Njeim shaves her head for cancer

Many on social media applauded her move, including Lebanese A-list designer Zuhair Murad and Lebanese influencer Lana El-Sahely.  (Screen grab) 05 June 2019 Source: Arab News Njeim posted the video showing her shaved head Many on social media applauded her move DUBAI: Lebanese actress Nadine Njeim, a former Miss Lebanon, surprised followers of the show … Continued

Facelift helps Morocco’s Old City of Fez lure tourists

Source: Arab News 02 June 2019 The imperial city of Fez has been overlooked by tourists in favour of Marrakesh Now Morocco’s ‘spiritual’ capital is bustling with visitors thanks to major renovations and low-cost flights FEZ, Morocco: In recent times the imperial city of Fez has been overlooked by tourists in favor of Marrakesh, but … Continued

Arab Photography Archive Releases 22,000 Historic Images Online

Source: The Art Newspaper By: Tim Cornwell 30th May 2019 The Arab Image Foundation, Beirut’s pioneering non-profit archive of Middle Eastern photography, has launched an online platform that makes 22,000 images from the collection accessible and searchable for the first time. The foundation’s building, which has been closed to the public since 2016, will also … Continued

Abu Tabila: A Waste of Time or a Timeless Tradition?

By: Katie Teague/Arab America Contributing Writer As the holy month of Ramadan has just ended, people in the Arab World still remember the distinct beats of a drum echo loudly through the streets as dawn approaches.  What could confuse those unaccustomed to the sound so early in the morning is actually a wonderful tradition for … Continued

Olivia Arthur: The Secret Lives of Saudi Women

Source: BBC By: Fiona Macdonald 12 April 2019 “What I tried to do is really give people my experience, just to help to explain to the viewer the stuff that was hidden and also the contradictory nature of it all.” From 2009 to 2010, Olivia Arthur photographed women in Saudi Arabia. Some were fully covered … Continued

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