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Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, state media said Tuesday, in a historic decision that makes the Gulf kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel. The shock announcement comes after a years-long resistance from women's rights activists, some of whom...
When you want to pick up on the latest beauty trends and tips for summer, then watching the New York, Paris, London and Milan runways will deliver the edge. Even though designers are creating new fashion and signaling prominent colors each season, makeup and hair always closely follow because...
Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the US record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump. The International Space Station’s commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in space by an American. “This...
While our culture has evolved, women in business are often still judged based on their conformity to acceptable standards of beauty. Most often this standard is extremely high and unattainable. In most cases, this standard is ever changing. A Dove survey of 1,027 women between the ages of 18-64...
WASHINGTON — More than 2 million people across the world, led by hundreds of thousands who overwhelmed the nation's capital, protested the first full day of President Trump's tenure Saturday. What began as a Facebook post by a Hawaii grandmother the day after Hillary Clinton's loss in November's election ...
UAE’s United Nations Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh will lead the UN-Women Executive Board – being the first female Arab president since its formation in 2010. UN-Women Executive Board strives to promote equality among genders while abolishing discrimination against females around the globe. Nusseibeh, who is the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the...
A group of Emirati women are winning praise for their commitment to duty and discipline as they guarded UK's Prince Charles' wife during the couple's recent visit to the UAE. Earlier this week, Clarence House on Instagram and Twitter (the official account representing The Prince of Wales and The Duchess...
There are only few things in the world that make you turn your head to have a second look at it. Let's for a second forget about the girls because honestly, we all turn our heads for them. Here, we are talking about something that is a non-living item...
Milan Fashion Week has just seen the launch of what is widely seen as the first made-in-Italy burkini, after a summer scandal in which the modest swimwear was banned in some resorts in France. Italian Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini presented the new burkini which was designed by Raffaela D’Angelo, an...
A team of women from the UAE Armed Forces has come home after climbing to Mount Everest base camp in the Khumbu valley, 5,364 metres above sea level in the Himalayas in Nepal. The team, which consisted of twelve climbers from the UAE Armed Forces, including nine female military climbers,...
The UAE has adopted a 100-day plan to boost happiness and positivity, as set out by the country’s newly appointed Minister for Happiness. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Twitter that Ohood Al Roumi’s strategy had been approved. In a series...
UAE’s newly appointed Minister of Happiness Ohood Al-Roumi accessorized her attire with a necklace that spells the word “happy” around her neck when she was officially sworn into government. Roumi, who is the first official to fill the position for a minister of Happiness in the Arab world, was sworn...
Kaylan Mohomes, from Indianapolis, shared the image on Twitter saying it showed her alongside her twin sister and her mum. But as all the women look extremely youthful, nobody could work out who was who. It has been retweeted almost 30,000 times, and Kaylan has even started up an Instagram...
HAVE you ever wondered why on Earth that teeny tiny pocket is standard in most denim jeans? It’s a weird one, isn’t it? The list of things that are right for this particular pocket size is fairly limited … 1) A pet grasshopper named Terry 2) Putting your last couple of bits...
Luxury Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana has launched its first collection geared exclusively toward Muslim women. The Dolce & Gabbana Abaya fall/winter 2016-17 collection includes a range of abayas and hijabs in the label’s bright and colourful prints. Dolce & Gabbana describes the Abaya collection as "a reverie amidst...
The French parliament adopted a new law Thursday that effectively bans excessively thin models as part of a healthcare legislation. Under this new law, models will need a doctor's note certifying that they're healthy before they can be hired. The penalty for employers who break this law is a $81,000 fine...
Women in Saudi Arabia have broken the Guinness World Record for the largest human “ribbon” to promote breast cancer awareness – on the same day as they voted for the first time in the country’s history. The 12 December was already set to go down in Saudi history as a...
Voting has opened in Saudi Arabia's first elections open to female voters and candidates. More than 5,000 men and around 980 women are standing as candidates, with more than 130,000 women registered to vote compared to 1.35 million men. The vote has been seen as a tentative step towards easing restrictions...
Wearing a burka or niqab in public has been banned in the Swiss region of Ticino, with offenders facing a fine of up to £6,500. The region's parliament approved the law on Monday, which will ban full-face veils, worn by women in many Muslim countries, in the wake of heightened...
ABU DHABI // Dr Amal Al Qubaisi was on Wednesday appointed President of the Federal National Council, making her the region’s first female leader of a national assembly. “I am proud to take this seat for the first time as a woman in the Arab world,” she said, after winning...
A young Pakistani girl born with disabilities gave a rousing presentation to the crowd at Sharjah International Book Fair on Friday. The event concludes on November 14 at the Expo Centre. Tanzila Khan is the girl who proved "If you can dream it, you can do it" and has overcome...
HER husband Waleed Aly is renowned for his measured views on issues such as racism immigration and Islam. Yet it seems academic Susan Carland might be giving her other half a run for his money by taking her own stand on important issues. The former Muslim Australian of the Year has...
Women usually face transport difficulties inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because their family providers are usually busy and they spend most of their time outside home. Many women need to go to work, visit their family or friends, entertain their children, or go shopping, in addition, some girls...
This microwave chocolate cake is answer to all our sweet cravings and you can have it in just few minutes. Isn’t it amazing? Let’s begin with the ingredients: -Flour 1 Cup -Powdered Sugar 1 Cup -Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon -Eggs 2 -Milk 1 Cup -Oil ½ Cup For Sauce -Water 2 Cups -Sugar 4 Tablespoon -Cocoa Powder 2Tablespoon -Butter 2 ½...
Celebrity-packed New York and quirky London have offered up their best efforts under the relentless glare of the catwalk lights and the world's media. Now it is time for the real heavyweights of Planet Fashion to put their stamp on what well-heeled women the world over will be wearing when...
ABU DHABI // A recent ranking of the most powerful women in the Arab world lists the UAE as one of its strongest performers. In its third annual ranking, Forbes Middle East has unveiled three lists – the 100 most powerful Arab businesswomen; the world’s 10 most powerful Arab women...
Saudi women for the first time began to register as candidates on Sunday for municipal polls in the kingdom where they face a host of restrictions, including a driving ban. Earlier this month, in another first, women started to register as voters at centres run by all-female staff, separate from...
UFC women's bantamweight champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey needed only 34 seconds to underscore her dominance of her sport as she knocked out challenger Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro. Rousey, who was highly motivated to beat Correia after the challenger involved her family...
Many Muslim women still have time for some glamor during the holy month of Ramadan, especially with fashion designers catering for this specific time of the year with whole new, specialized collections. On its official Facebook page, Valleydez stores in the UAE invited prospective fashionistas to attend the unveiling of...
Samina Baig, 24, can’t forget the moment she decided to plan scaling Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 meters, and become the first Pakistani women to hoist the green flag of her country on top of the world, two years ago. “I think it’s something...