Preserving Muslim tribe customs in the Philippines through the Council of Elders

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Strong Western media influence and rapid urbanization in Southern Philippines, from where Islam ......

Saudi Henna tradition evolves to a trendy statement inherited from elderlies

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Henna tradition was practiced by the elderlies, and picked up by girls one generation after the ......

The ‘Taqiya of the rich’: Saudi women in Ihsaa carry on the tradition

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

As Eid al-Fitr approaches, Saudis head to markets to buy new clothes, especially the traditional ......

Romans brave chilly Tiber for new year plunge

Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Hardy thrill-seekers plunged into Italy’s Tiber river on Monday, continuing a decades-old New ......

Japan princess to wed commoner, forcing her to quit royal family

Sunday, 03 September 2017

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito, will wed a former classmate, ......

QUIZ: Test your general knowledge on traditional Arab dress

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Once it comes to traditional dress across the world, the Middle East is considered unique and ......

The UAE and the formulas of power and success

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Abdullah bin Bijad al-Otaibi is a Saudi writer and researcher. He is a member of the board of advisors at Al-Mesbar Studies and Research Center. He tweets under @abdullahbjad


‘I was thrilled!’ Why some Russian Muslim girls want to be kidnapped

Monday, 17 October 2016

What could Helen of Troy, the most beautiful woman in Greek mythology, and a 17-year-old from ......

Ancient Indonesian archery finds mark in the modern world

Thursday, 18 August 2016

A local Indonesian archery practice known as jemparingan has been played for centuries and is now ......

Gergaoun: The Gulf’s unique ‘Halloween’ tradition during Ramadan

Thursday, 23 June 2016

For many Muslims in the Gulf-Arab states, Ramadan can hold different meanings. For the younger ......

Eid cuisine: How to cook Saudi favorite Mugalgal

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Juicy, meaty Mugalgal is one of the most famous dishes in Saudi Arabia. The plate, which is ......

How women can gain a greater presence in Saudi society

Saturday, 08 August 2015

Samar Fatany is a Chief Broadcaster in the English section at Jeddah Broadcasting Station. Over the past 28 years, she has introduced many news, cultural, and religious programs and has conducted several interviews with official delegations and prominent political personalities visiting the kingdom. Fatany has made significant contributions in the fields of public relations and social awareness in Saudi Arabia and has been involved in activities aiming at fighting extremism and enhancing women’s role in serving society. She has published three books: “Saudi Perceptions & Western Misconceptions,” “Saudi Women towards a new era” and “Saudi Challenges & Reforms.”


From henna to honeymoon: Wedding traditions in the Middle East

Thursday, 06 August 2015

As wedding season is in full swing, here is a rundown of special customs and traditions for women in ......

Egg throwing contest claims centuries-old tradition

Monday, 29 June 2015

“Caution!!!!!! Flying Eggs!” warns a sign on a field in the English village of Swaton, ......

Health fears question Arab tradition of cousin marriages

Saturday, 04 April 2015

Before the wedding, and ideally before getting engaged, young couples have more than honeymoon ......