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From Ancient Palmyra - Zenobia Still Lures The Travellers

Aug 12, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer From atop Qalaat Ibn Maani (Ibn Maani's castle), located on a hilltop overlooking the remains of Palmyra, known to the Arabs as Tadmur, I gazed in wonder at the majestic ruins of this city made famous(...)

Arab Spain's Poet King

Aug 5, 2015

    A VISIT TO THE TOMB OF AL-MU’TAMID IBN ‘ABBAD  BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer I was barely aware of my fellow passengers as my daughter and I waited near Jamaa el Fna, Marrakesh's most famous square, for our bus to(...)

Palermo’s Arab Heritage

Jul 25, 2015

     BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer “Sicily is the noblest island in the sea”, so wrote the Arab author Abi Ibn Dinar. Like other historians and travellers who had the fortune to visit Arab Sicily, he was impressed with its people(...)

Culture Jamming: The Arab Narrative

May 21, 2015

We are all familiar with the “Us” vs. “Them” rhetoric that is so deeply engrained in American politics and popular culture. This theme was only exacerbated by the events of 9/11, after which Arabs and Muslims alike were demonized and(...)

Two Palestinian Nuns Named Saints by Pope Francis

May 18, 2015

BY: Nisreen Eadeh/Staff Writer On Sunday, Pope Francis canonized two Palestinian nuns, just days after the Vatican announced it would sign a treaty to formally recognize Palestinian statehood, and offer its support in a bid for sovereignty. Pope Francis canonized(...)

Mediterranean Cooking from the Garden with Linda Dalal Sawaya: 5 easy ways to use your homegrown Italian fresh parsley right now—Lebanese style!

May 13, 2015

As an artist, cook, and gardener, for me the Pacific Northwest is nirvana for cooking seasonal Mediterranean cuisine, painting en plein air, and for planting almost anything. Right now in my garden the flat leaved Italian parsley, Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum, the straight(...)

Burghul, the Noblest Food Achieved by Wheat

Apr 26, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer The hot Saskatchewan July wind made us uncomfortable as my brother and I went searching for wood scraps in the surrounding treeless prairie land. This was an important yearly task for us children in the age-old(...)

Arab coalition launches offensive in Yemen

Mar 28, 2015

Saudi Arabia's allies have joined the country's 'Decisive Storm' bombing operation in Yemen. The operation is aimed at Houthi rebels who have taken over Yemen, bringing the Middle Eastern country to the brink of civil war. Ameera David takes a(...)

Edward Said: The Palestinian Intellectual Champion

Mar 28, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer With his passing, the Arabs, especially the Palestinians, and the intellec­tual world in general have lost one of the greatest thinkers of our age. For the past few decades Said was known as the Arab world's(...)

Averroes - The Great Muslim Philosopher Who Planted The Seeds of the European Renaissance

Mar 14, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer Abû al-Walîd Muhammad Ibn Rushd, better known in the West as Averroës, but also in medieval times as Avén Ruiz and Averrhoes, was born in 1126 A.D. in Cordova, once the illustrious capital of Moorish Spain.(...)

Tunisia's Andalusian Heritage

Feb 15, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer It was back in the mid-1980s that I drove to Qal at el-Andles in search of the remains of the Spanish Muslims who had been forcefully evicted from the Iberian peninsula. Stopping our auto, I asked(...)

Do Nations Express Themselves In Their Foods?

Feb 14, 2015

BY: Habeeb Salloum/Contributing Writer Do nations express themselves in their foods? It is a question that I thought would be worth examining. Mulling over this interesting theory i n my mind led me to examine my own experiences during more than(...)

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