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A voice inspired by the Arab Spring, Raseef22 is an independent media platform, standing at the intersection between community, identity, democracy and social justice movements. Raseef22’s editorial line adopts local values with a modern perspective, filling a cultural evident in the Arabic language media landscape.

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The Queen of Sheba: The Virgin Mother and King Solomon’s Mistress

The Queen of Sheba: The Virgin Mother and King Solomon’s Mistress

The Queen of Sheba: the myth that regenerates with every epoch. The story of the Queen of Sheba inspired the people of Yemen to tell…

The Muslims Who Protected Jews from Nazi Persecution

The Muslims Who Protected Jews from Nazi Persecution

Just as people celebrate felicitous occasions and holidays every year, so too do they commemorate humanity’s worst tragedies and moments of oppression in history. These commemorations…

Is Iran Behind the Wave of Cyberattacks in Saudi Arabia?

Is Iran Behind the Wave of Cyberattacks in Saudi Arabia?

On Monday, a number of Saudi governmental sites were subject to critical cyber-attacks, where hackers used an updated hybrid version of ransomware and a virus…

Want to Migrate or Seek Asylum? These Cities are Your Best Options

Want to Migrate or Seek Asylum? These Cities are Your Best Options

Every Arab is born dreaming of the day he/she will be able to depart to greener pastures, in a region that continues to be characterized…

Closing the Gender Gap in the Arab World Will Take 356 Years

Closing the Gender Gap in the Arab World Will Take 356 Years

Discrimination against women in Arab societies is not news, in a region characterized by the lowest levels of female public participation, in spite of the…

Pre-Islamic Arab Class Systems: Bourgeoisie, Proletariat, and Slaves

Pre-Islamic Arab Class Systems: Bourgeoisie, Proletariat, and Slaves

Each society has its own vocabulary that divides classes and segments according to the provisions of wealth and power. The discrepancies within monarchies and in…