Oscars 2018 Winners: The Complete List

Oscars 2018 Winners: The Complete List by LILY HARRISON Hollywood’s biggest night is finally here! The 2018 Oscars are already in full swing with A-listers galore taking to the glamorous red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in the City of Angels. Jimmy Kimmel is set to take the stage as the evening’s lovable host for […]

49% of Iranians against compulsory veil, poll released by government reveals

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has waded into a highly charged debate over the country’s mandatory hijab law, abruptly releasing a three-year-old report suggesting that nearly half of Iranians were opposed to the government dictating what women should wear. The release of the report on Sunday by the Iranian Center for Strategic Studies — a research […]

Five myths about Saint Nicholas

BY ADAM C. ENGLISH You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. But do you recall Saint Nicholas of Myra, the man behind Santa Claus? The jolly old elf of Christmastime lore is an embellishment on the historical persona of a Christian pastor from the fourth century. Our forbearers adapted his legacy to suit […]

Trump’s Jerusalem move triggered many evangelicals’ anxieties about the apocalypse.

A deluge of news in recent weeks, including the contentious election involving evangelical judge Roy Moore and President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem has quite a few evangelicals on edge. Many are taking to Twitter to process their thoughts through the hashtag #RaptureAnxiety, which explores the many ways in which […]

Times change! Yanni to perform 4 concerts in Saudi Arabia

The internationally-renown Greek musician, Yanni, revealed on Wednesday in a Tweet that he will be performing four concerts in Saudi Arabia. Yanni expressed joy as he shared the announcement, writing “I wanted to let you know that I have been invited by the country of Saudi Arabia to perform there, with my orchestra, and I […]

Iranian woman: ‘We hate the headscarf’

Can women find freedom in Tehran’s female-only parks? Parks exclusively for women are popping up in Iranian cities, but critics are divided over whether this is just another ploy to keep them hidden in public “I love to take off my headscarf,” says Laleh, 47, a hairdresser from Tehran. She’s sitting with a group of […]

Saudi women step into haj emergency role for the first time

MECCA (Reuters) – Seven women sit in front of computer screens fielding distress calls from across Mecca ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage this week, in a first for Saudi Arabia as it tries to expand participation in the workforce. The seven, almost all wearing the black niqab over their faces, form the first women’s […]

Israeli woman in USA offers to pay $4000 on Craiglist to have her ex-husband killed

An Israeli woman living in Oklahoma allegedly offered to pay $4,000 to have her ex-husband in Israel killed. Danielle Dana Layman of Ponca City, Oklahoma, posted the job for a “discrete” actor on Craigslist, calling it a “10 day gig overseas for amateur, competitive pay!” The job requirements listed also included a “creative, outgoing and […]