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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 void evident in the Arabic language media landscape.

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Syrian parliament approves law granting women new rights, but critics in the country say it does not go far enough

Syrian parliament approves law granting women new rights, but critics in the country say it does not go far enough

Syria’s parliament introduced a series of laws earlier this month meant to improve women’s rights after eight years of war in which Syrian women paid a heavy price, often displaced or left to lead households in the wake of the violence..

Saudi Arabia inaugurates a wax museum in Riyadh, overturning centuries of orthodox rejection of 'idolatry'

Saudi Arabia inaugurates a wax museum in Riyadh, overturning centuries of orthodox rejection of 'idolatry'

If one had proposed such an idea two years ago, it would have led to charges of insanity, or charges by the ‘Hisbah,’ the Islamic religious police, for attempting to destroy religious values..

Our Favorite 5 Podcasts of 2018

Our Favorite 5 Podcasts of 2018

It’s that time of year—the end of it. And what a year 2018 was for podcasts in the Middle East.

YouAreNotAlone: Enabling the LGBT Community to Come Out

YouAreNotAlone: Enabling the LGBT Community to Come Out

The persistent terror sponsored by governments as well as religious and social authorities against the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in the Arab…

How Unfair Are the US Media and Judiciary to Muslims?

How Unfair Are the US Media and Judiciary to Muslims?

If you are a Muslim Arab, the western media will show a great deal of interest in reporting any crime you commit, although the very…

Saudi Arabia's New Cybercrime Law Shields Cheating Spouses

Saudi Arabia's New Cybercrime Law Shields Cheating Spouses

Saudi Arabia's new cybercrime law, which came into effect last week, must have urged many spouses who intended to spy on their partners to have…