Creative & Fabulous: Haifaa Al Mansour directs Saudi Arabia's first ever homegrown film
Will it be possible for Arabs to unite as one nation and rise up again? (Image: Shutterstock/Bahri Altay)
Haifaa Al Mansour, Director of Wadjda
One Saudi woman who’s helping pave the path towards changing negative perceptions of the Middle East and moving the needle on the issue of gender equality is Haifaa Al Mansour
Source: Woman Unveiled
We once made trains
Though the tracks were halted in the early 1970s, Lebanon still retains a unique collection of old trains--some that can't be found anywhere else--and yet our wonderful ministers attempted to sell them for scrap a few years ago.
Source: The Beirut Report
Why Arabs Won’t Rise Up Anytime Soon
My aim here is not to push you to lose hope on Arabs progress, but rather trying to shed light on certain elements of why are the Arab nations still way behind in terms of technology, economy, civil-rights, and politics, just to name a few.