Jordanians travel through time in this old signs museum

In an attempt to preserve the memory of the Jordanian capital, Amman, a calligrapher opened a museum where he exhibits shop signs installed between the 1950s and 1990s.

Mohammad Ersan | Art and entertainment | Sep 20, 2020
al-monitor An exhibit in the Old Signs of Amman Museum in Amman, Jordan, Sept. 14, 2020. Photo by Mohammad Ersan/Al-Monitor.

Egyptian women embrace natural hair in identity revolution

Salons and kitchens are hotspots of a change that is sweeping Egypt as women reject European beauty standards and celebrate their hair as it is.

Youssra el-Sharkawy | | Sep 8, 2020

Female scooter-riders on the rise in Egypt

Despite an increase in the number of sexual harassment and bullying cases Egyptian women are subjected to, they still plan on conquering any means of transportation.

Nada Shaker | Women’s rights | Sep 6, 2020

World War II site becomes promising tourist destination in Egypt

As part of the government’s plan to redistribute Egypt’s growing population, a project to turn a World War II site into a resort that also includes residential units is currently underway in north Egypt.

Amr Emam | Tourism | Aug 31, 2020

Gazan child raps about broken dreams under siege

Abdel Rahman Salih al-Shanti, an 11-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip, has made international headlines, with English rap songs evoking Gaza’s wars and sufferings under the Israeli blockade.

Taghreed Ali | Gaza | Aug 26, 2020