Laila Alhusini among most influential Arab Americans in marketing and media

Syrian-American journalist Laila Alhusini has been named as one of the six most influential Arab Americans in marketing and media.  Alhusini, an award-winning journalist, radio host and content creator, is the founder and CEO of US Arab Radio. The radio program reaches more than 3 million af

Ibtisam Al-Shamlan is among ten pioneering women in aviation in the Middle East

Ibtisam Mohammed Al-Shamlan, Assistant Undersecretary for Air Transport and Aviation Security and Safety at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications in Bahrain, was chosen among ten pioneering women working in the field of civil aviation in the Middle East countries, in the Journal of Avi

Who is Adania Shibli? Award-winning author of 'Minor Detail' longlisted for the International Booker Prize

Award-winning novelist Adania Shibli was among those longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021 on Tuesday for her latest book, Tafsil Thanawi (Minor Detail in English), which was released in 2020 and translated into English by Elisabeth Jaquette. Who is Adania Sh

Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes Tanzania’s first woman president

Samia Suluhu Hassan made history Friday when she was sworn in as Tanzania’s first female president after the death of her controversial predecessor, John Magufuli, who denied that COVID-19 is a problem in the East African country.Wearing a hijab and holding up a Quran with her right hand, th

Will lead the first spacecraft to land on Mars ... Who is Farah Ali?

After nearly 10 years of working in space, NASA is preparing to land the first spacecraft on the surface of Mars, led by a young engineer entrusted with the task of command. Farah Ali Bay, 33, a Canadian engineer of Madagascar origins, will be the first responsible for the mission of directing NA

Sarah Al Amiri named in Time’s 2021 List of Next 100 Most Influential People

Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Chairwoman of the UAE Space Agency, has been named as one of Time’s 2021 list of the Next 100 Most Influential People in the World for successfully leading the UAE’s Hope Probe into Mars’ orbit, in the first-ever Arab

The lady of the White House celebrates Valentine's Day early and sends surprising messages to the American people

White House First Lady Jill Biden, wife of the new US President, Joe Biden, erected figures in the shape of hearts with sentences written on it, which Gill's office said was her "surprise Valentine's Day messages to the country." Reporters early Friday noticed some new holograms in the northern l

Michelle Obama to release new edition of best-selling memoir ‘Becoming’

Michelle Obama has announced plans to release a new edition of her best-selling memoir, Becoming, for young readers. “Being honest about who I am and sharing my story in Becoming was one of the most freeing experiences of my life,” the former First Lady wrote on Instagram in a post an

First woman elected head of Muslim Council of Britain

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has elected Zara Mohammed as the first female secretary-general in its history.The 29-year-old Scot replaced Harun Khan following the end of his four-year term, after a poll of the MCB’s affiliate organizations.Mohammed won 64 percent of the vote against h

Janet Yellen becomes first female Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen, US President Joe Biden’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, was confirmed by a majority in the Senate on Monday, making her the first woman in the job. Ms Yellen, 74, had a smooth confirmation and wide support from senators across the aisle, with 84 yes and 15 no votes, following

Who is Amanda Gorman, the poet who lit up Biden's inauguration?

America's youngest known inauguration poet set the internet ablaze with her engaging verse declaring America "not broken". Amanda Gorman, 22, wore a bright yellow jacket and red headband as she delivered her inspiring original composition, The Hill We Climb, to hundreds gathered at the

A Lebanese scientist won the “L'Oréal UNESCO” prize for women in the field of science

The UN News website reported that Lebanese scientist Abla El Sebaei, professor of epidemiology at the American University of Beirut, won the “L'Oréal UNESCO” prize for women in science. The website stated that Professor Abla El Sebaei won this award for the African region and t

Who is the most powerful woman in the world for 2020?

Forbes has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world's most powerful woman for the tenth consecutive time on its annual list. The business magazine gathers the most influential women leaders from around the world, in sectors including politics, business and entertainment. The most powerful

Reports: Dr Hanan Ashrawi resigns from PLO committee

Dr Hanan Ashrawi, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) Executive Committee, has reportedly resigned. She submitted her resignation to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas sometime in "the past few days" According to a source her resignation is

In first-ever, female academic chairs Saudi Shura Council meeting

      The Shura Council of Saudi Arabia, a consultative body that has no-executive power within the absolute monarchy, made its own little history today by allowing a woman to chair a virtual session of the 150 member committee. Dr Hanan Al-Ahmadi, who was appointed as the new A

Saudi Dima Al Yahya, the first Secretary General of the International Digital Cooperation Organization

In a step that affirms the Kingdom's endeavor to empower Saudi women, make them an effective partner in building the nation, and represent it well, whether at home or abroad, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently appointed Dima Al Yahya as Secretary General of the Digital Cooperation Organization,

Zainab is the first policewoman to wear a hijab as a police uniform in New Zealand

The New Zealand police allowed Muslim female officers to wear headscarves while working in the New Zealand police force, and according to the New Zealand newspaper site nzherald, the police allowed female officers to wear a uniform that includes an Islamic headscarf, "the hijab", which is easy to

Kamala Harris is the first woman to hold the office of vice president in American history

Kamala Harris has entered the history of the United States from its broadest doors, as she will become the first woman to hold the office of Vice President, and also the first woman of African and Indian descent to reach the second highest office in America. And she previously held the position o