CHICAGO: Iowa’s first elected Arab-American legislator, Sami Scheetz, said that he believes candidates who run for statewide offices should focus on local issues and leave Middle East issues to national office-holders.
In many instances, Arab and Muslims elected to local and state office have...
CHICAGO: Muslims in America’s only all-Muslim-governed city of Hamtramck, Michigan will likely retain their unanimous control over the Midwest city’s future after voters selected this past week five Muslims to compete in the November elections for three city council seats.
On Tuesday, Aug. 8,...
CHICAGO: Michigan State Senator Sylvia Santana was forced to apologize to her constituents this week after it was revealed she had taken a freebie junket to Israel that was partially funded by a pro-Israel group.
Santana’s D-2nd District is about 40 percent Arab and Muslim and the communities...
CHENNAI: Legal dramas are invariably serious and sedate with lengthy arguments in stuffy legalese language. But the latest Netflix outing, “Fisk,” is just about the opposite.
The six-episode series is genuinely funny. Set in Melbourne, it follows Helen Tudor-Fisk, played by Kitty Flanagan.
CHICAGO: African Americans are perplexed that Arab Americans want to be identified as being “Middle East and North African” on the US Census yet fail to balance the support Blacks have given to the Arab community in the country, a leading Black legislator in Illinois said Wednesday.
BRISBANE: Anissa Lahmari’s winner powered World Cup debutants Morocco past Colombia 1-0 on Thursday and into the last 16 at the expense of two-time champions Germany.
Morocco’s upset in Perth lifted them to six points and they finished runners-up in Group H to Colombia on goal difference.
LAS VEGAS: The person once known as the “baddest man on the planet” stood between Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford at Thursday’s news conference, and just the mere presence of Mike Tyson further cemented the magnitude of their showdown.
Both undefeated fighters meet Saturday night, the w...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Hamza Khan beat Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria in Melbourne on Sunday to clinch the World Junior Squash Championship title, becoming the first Pakistani to achieve the feat after 37 years.
Pakistan has always been counted among the world’s top squash-playing nations, introducin...
DUBAI: Palestinian-Chilean singer Elyanna this week announced that due to the “overwhelming” ticket demand for her Aug. 14 concert in Los Angeles, she has changed the venue to a bigger theater.
The music sensation is now set to perform at the El Rey Theatre instead of the Roxy Theater.
The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee last week launched the Arab American Business Advisory Council, which will focus on providing an important new service to the community.
The council is not “just another Arab organization” with a board and a lot of bosses with titles, which hosts...