Yasser Al-Habib's group, the Mahdi Servants Union, has attacked three embassies and had its ‘blasphemous’ film The Lady of Heaven pulled from cinemas. The New Arab reveals that they’re now being investigated by Ofcom for inciting crime and disorder.
The New Arab Meets: Writer and director Darin Sallam, whose acclaimed film Farha, based on a true Palestinian story during the Nakba, was loyal to the realities faced by Palestinians across time and space.
As women return to occupy two seats in parliament and two in government, the struggle toward progressive legislation and breaking class barriers continue to riddle women in Kuwait while the country claims entry into a “new era.”
Facing both a complicated set of socio-political obstacles and cultural impediments, women in Kuwait continue to struggle in voicing their political needs in political action. For stateless women, much of that same voice is largely muffled.