Azza Abdel Hamied Rady

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Why 4th of July Matters to Muslims

Under one of the greatest rulers in Middle East history, united Muslim armies stomped Christian forces in the Holy Land.<p>Nearly 600 years before the …

Arctic Ramadan: fasting in land of midnight sun comes with a challenge

In Iqaluit and the other Muslim communities that dot Canada’s Arctic, 20 or more hours of sunlight have forced many to adjust to unique circumstances<p>In Canada’s Arctic, summers are marked by a bright light that bathes the treeless tundra for more than 20 hours a day.<p>For some, it’s a welcome change …

Airbnb: how US civil rights laws allow racial discrimination on the site

The sharing economy exists in a legal grey area beyond the reach of hard-won civil rights laws, and black users say they experience discrimination as a result<p>The four black students who sat down at a white’s only lunch counter at a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960 catalyzed a …

Civil Rights

Facebook has another hidden inbox you probably didn't realise was there

Users discover hundreds of ‘filtered’ messages buried behind a series of menus that they didn’t know existed<p>Users have discovered hundreds of messages locked in a hidden inbox within Facebook’s messaging system.<p>The inbox, accessible on the web or Facebook Messenger apps for smartphones and tablets, …

Apps

6 Ancient Cooking Tools Sri Lankans Can’t Do Without

The Plate<p>Every day, Swarna de Mel is up at 5 a.m., pulling tropical herbs from her garden, harvesting dinosaur-egg-sized jackfruit, and cracking coconuts with a hatchet in preparation for curries, spicy <i>sambols</i>, and <i>mallum</i> salads. You’d expect her home to be filled with the smells of exotic …

Lesbos: a Greek island in limbo over tourism, refugees – and its future

The island of Lesbos has become a focal point of the refugee crisis in Greece. Its residents have been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for their empathy and assistance but worries persist over long-term effects to its tourist trade<p>In August 2015 the Aeolian Sun travel agency in Mytilene, Lesbos, …

Nobel Prize

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

Stunning photos of Iran's mosques | CNN Travel

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Nature Photography

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …