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Cooking in a storm in Salalah, Oman

For me, travel and food go hand-in-hand, on a trip to Salalah in Oman I spent the weekend at the recently opened Anantara Resort Al Baleed resort. 586 more words

Olive Oil

Lebanon Has The Arab World's First Ever Ordained Female Pastor: Rola Sleiman In Tripoli Is Pioneering

A blog reader sent my way a Huffington Post article that was published yesterday about how Lebanon has the Arab world’s first ever female pastor: Rola Sleiman, who heads the Presbyterian Church in Tripoli, up North. 631 more words


Can a Woman be a Pastor? هل تستطيع امراة أن تكون قسيسة؟

For the first time in the middle east, Rola Sleiman was ordained as a pastor of an Evangelical church in Tripoli, North of Lebanon. On the afternoon of this past Sunday 26 of February, in a direct break with the tradition of all Christian sects in the Middle East, Rola Sleiman became a fully-ordained woman pastor. 1,037 more words


EU on clashes in Tripoli

Once again, violent clashes have erupted in Tripoli, while indiscriminate violence against citizens continues to affect a number of areas across Libya. (PHOTO: illustration)

“Violence will not resolve any of Libya’s political challenges. 212 more words


Islamic Sanctuaries in 17th-century Tripolitania

Islamic Sanctuaries in 17th-century Tripolitania is the translation of a work by the Libyan religious scholar ‘Abd as-Salām al-‘Ālam al-Tajouri.* It gives details about the many shrines and mosques in Tripolitania (western Libya), as they were known in the 17th-century. 127 more words