Author Archive: Jumana Alasaad

Jumana Alasaad

is an archaeologist and a PhD candidate specialised in history and cultures of the ancient Near East, especially Iraq and Syria. She has finished a Masters Degree in Old Near East Archaeology from Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany. She has joined many excavations and archaeology projects in Syria and recently in Iraq. In addition to her contribution to the culture section on the MPC Journal and her research on the cultures and history of West Asia and North Africa, she also offers lectures in Standard Arabic at the Volkshochschule in Heidelberg.

Photo Credit: MPC Journal/ Illustration by Hakim Khatib

Saudi Women Fleeing Has Become a Nightmare for Saudis

Another Saudi woman tries to run away from her family AGAIN. Dina Ali, a 24-year-old Saudi woman tried to flee from her family, seeking asylum in Australia. But she wasn’t able to reach her goal. At the international airport of Manila in the Philippines, Dina’s passport and official papers were confiscated by airport officials, while she was changing flights to catch another to Australia. While she wasn’t allowed to continue her trip, officials at the airport declared that this procedure was based on Saudi authorities’ request to capture the fugitive lady.

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