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Press Review - 2017

Halima Aden: Milan fashion week's star of the season

The first hijab-wearing woman to be signed to IMG models, the Somali-American made her catwalk debut for Kanye West’s autumn/winter 2017 Yeezy collection. Now she’s stealing the show at Milan

24/02/2017

Will this woman become Iran’s first female president?

In a remarkable twist, Iranian Reformists appear to eagerly welcome the potential candidacy of female Principlist Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi in the upcoming presidential elections.

24/02/2017

The Monk Who Saves Manuscripts From ISIS

Why a Christian wants to rescue Islamic artifacts

24/02/2017

Who Are Yemen’s Houthis and What Do They Want?

U.S. missile attacks on targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on Thursday marked a new stage in the country's civil war and raised the prospect of deeper American involvement in the protracted conflict

23/02/2017

New anti-Islamic State plan could change U.S. strategy in Syria

Fewer limits on the military, more firepower, and a Turkish proposal are on the table.

23/02/2017

Libya After ISIS

How Trump Can Prevent the Next War

23/02/2017

Teenage Iranian chess master banned from national team for refusing to wear a headscarf

Sports in Iran and other parts of the Middle East have long been affected by the region’s strict cultural norms and precarious political stance.

22/02/2017

Vatican delegation to visit University of Al-Azhar in Egypt

The role of al-Azhar al-Sharif and of the Vatican in countering the phenomena of fanaticism, extremism and violence in the name of religion.

22/02/2017

Azerbaijan’s President Makes His Wife Second in Command

Aliyev made his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, vice president.

22/02/2017

In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced

The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country

21/02/2017

Trump Talk of Terror Listing for Muslim Brotherhood Alarms Some Arab Allies

Of all the initiatives of the Trump administration that have set the Arab world on edge, none has as much potential to disrupt the internal politics of American partners in the region as the proposal to criminalize the Muslim Brotherhood

21/02/2017

Palestinian Christians learn iconography

The Bethlehem Icon Center is seeking to revive iconography that originated in Palestine, by offering classes for Palestinians and foreigners eager to learn this ancient Christian form of art

21/02/2017

‘Women Survive. They Do Not Live’

ISIS brutalizes women in the name of Islam — and it still has thousands of female slaves in its grasp

20/02/2017

The migrant slave trade is booming in Libya. Why is the world ignoring it?

I’ve seen the dangerous route to Europe through Libya, with thousands of people at the mercy of cruelty for profit. But our leaders prefer to keep them there

20/02/2017

The Terrifying ISIS Sleeper Cells of Mosul

As the ‘final offensive’ to retake the western half of the city begins, the underground networks of ISIS continue to attack in the ‘liberated’ eastern half.

20/02/2017

How this Egyptian woman overcame roadblocks to become a mechanic

Can Luxor-based auto mechanic Lekaa El Kholy help fix the status of women in Egyptian society?

17/02/2017

Erdoğan v free speech: how does it feel to live in Turkey right now?

From imprisoned journalists to the forthcoming referendum, tell us how the current climate is affecting you

17/02/2017

After The Caliphate

It has taken more than two years and cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars to drive ISIS out of Anbar province in Iraq. Its cities now resemble bombed-out wastelands, and a smoldering anger at the central government lies beneath the surface.

17/02/2017

Survey: American attitudes toward Muslims have improved

The country is — slowly but surely — moving in a more inclusive direction.

16/02/2017

Anti-Muslim hate groups nearly triple in US since last year, report finds

The number of organized anti-Muslim hate groups in America nearly tripled last year according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-leaning non-profit that tracks extremist groups.

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