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Maha Akeel

Maha Akeel is director of the Public Information and Communication Department at the Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

Twitter: @MahaAkeel1

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Time for Taliban to think of what is good for Afghanistan

The International Ulema Conference for Peace and Security in Afghanistan that took place last week was a significant event for various reasons, and it will be referred to in Afghan history as a turning point.

July 18, 2018

A historic day for every Saudi woman

It is finally here after years of debate, argument, refusal, campaigns. It feels surreal. What an exciting day! Women can start driving cars and other vehicles with a Saudi driving license issued by the Saudi traffic authorities.

June 24, 2018

Monsoon-threatened Rohingya face potential catastrophe

With the monsoon season upon them, there are serious concerns about the safety of the Rohingya refugees stranded on the muddy hills of the border area between Bangladesh and Myanmar. 

May 03, 2018

Saudi women are winning the battle for rights

The year 2017 was definitely the year of empowering Saudi women.

March 07, 2018

Ending the war in Yemen

Saudi Arabia continues to deliver humanitarian aid to Yemen, and works to reach a political solution to the crisis and support the legitimate authority. Meanwhile, Iran continues to provide weapons to Houthi militias and prolong Yemeni suffering.

January 27, 2018

To fully comprehend the Rohingya’s suffering, you have to see it

They sat silent in their makeshift camps looking helplessly in despair, fear and uncertainty.  At first they were reluctant to talk.

January 13, 2018