The sex life of Arabs is terra incognita for scientists and policy makers. Shereen El Feki. El Feki, a Canadian-Egyptian immunologist University of Cambridge and award-winning journalist for The Economist and Al Jazeera, spent the past five years taking the temperature in bedrooms across the Arab world - a region spanning 22 countries and numbering million people, in which the only acceptable, socially acknowledged context for sex is marriage
On August 24, a group of armed police officers forced a woman to remove clothing that resembled a burkini on a beach in Nice, France. The incident not only humiliated an innocent woman, but pointed to a frightening escalation of the continued oppression of Muslim and Arab minorities in the country—all under the pretense of defending a secular culture. And although the modest swimming costume ban was lifted today, the stigma remains.
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In the quote provided above, Leila Ahmed, a Harvard Divinity School scholar of Islam, highlights the reasons for the filtered version of the history of women of pre-Islamic Arabia. A more difficult task is to find out how women have been discussed in Islamic literature over the last 14 centuries by men, to be precise. A pattern emerges. In other words, Quran does not make lawful to women what it makes lawful to men; their rights are not the same.
Teenage girls in low-income areas of Egypt are vulnerable to trafficking. Many come with their families and housekeeping staff, spending their days by the pool, shopping, and frequenting cafes and nightclubs. Others come for a more sinister purpose.
A Saudi prince is accused of engaging in a gay-sex act, threatening a woman's life and demanding that an assistant fart in his face while others watched. Once outside, the woman said she saw Al-Saud's girlfriend and another woman, thought to be the original complainant, standing with "bruises and blood on their face and body" and "shaking and crying". He reportedly screamed "no news!
Sign in. An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache.
Arab Dads love their daughters. The kind of love that's over-bearing, over-protective, and over-the-top That's why when you disappoint them, they don't just come out and say it.
Turkish companies secured their positions in the most prestigious defense industry list, Defense News Top Olympic champion Katie Ledecky has pulled out of July 23's world 1, meters freestyle final and meters heats on "medical grounds," Team USA said. Nude Arab art becomes theme of Paris show. The naked body in Arab art is the theme of a new Paris exhibit meant to broaden views of Arab culture, spotlighting the many artists willing to break taboos and depict nudity in all its forms.