The sex life of Arabs is terra incognita for scientists and policy makers. Shereen El Feki. El Feki, a Canadian-Egyptian immunologist University of Cambridge and award-winning journalist for The Economist and Al Jazeera, spent the past five years taking the temperature in bedrooms across the Arab world - a region spanning 22 countries and numbering million people, in which the only acceptable, socially acknowledged context for sex is marriage Everyone talks about football, but hardly anyone plays it. In spite of this habitual reticence, El Feki was able to explore the substance of contemporary sex life in the Arab world, from Tunisia over Egypt and Saudi Arabia to Qatar. Across that vast region, the sexual experience is shifting, albeit at a tectonically slow pace. Sexual freedom still defines the West, as the Orient seems stuck in a state of sexual lockdown. Not that long ago, the perception was inverses. In the eyes of the 19th-century West, the Arab world conjured up highly eroticised visions of mystery and loose morals, sensuality and sex.
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British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Hijab is the principle of modesty in Islam and includes behaviour as well as dress for both males and females. In Islam, however, it has a broader meaning. It is the principle of modesty and includes behaviour as well as dress for both males and females. The most visible form of hijab is the head covering that many Muslim women wear. Hijab however goes beyond the head scarf.
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Created in by brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, the web- and app-based messenger gained notoriety almost immediately: Telegram was one of the earliest systems to support end-to-end encryption, and terrorist groups such as the Islamic State IS were quick to exploit that to communicate with their operatives. In fact, Telegram was the preferred IS platform for almost four years. But as the messaging app grew more popular among regular users, so did the number of cases where user privacy was violated. They stole my privacy. They stole my body and [sense of] modesty. Nine years ago, Orit was diagnosed with cancer. The intensive treatments she underwent included chemotherapy, periodic bone marrow treatments, and biological therapy. Fighting for her life, one of the things that helped her reconnect with her body and heal emotionally and psychologically was a photo shoot of an intimate nature.
From same-sex kisses and men in drag, to nude portraits and children posing with assault rifles, the Arab Image Foundation is replete with startling and sensationalist photographs of the Middle East. For more than 20 years, the foundation has preserved its archives, published books and organised exhibitions, but its collections have been difficult for the public to access. Now, the launch of a new online platform has made thousands of previously unseen photographs accessible to the world, revealing forgotten moments and untold stories. More like this: - Beautiful photos of sadness and longing - The man who photographs his nightmares - How to create an iconic image. The non-profit foundation was established in Beirut in to research, protect and preserve the photographic history of North Africa, the Levant and the Gulf. It currently houses more than , donated negatives and prints. On the homepage, randomly generated links connect visitors to collections, photographers and images, encouraging new discoveries at every visit.