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Novelist Dr. Sanaa Al-Shalan enjoys a Prize Bonanza

2014 has been a great year for Jordanian novelist Dr. Sanaa Al-Shalan, and has seen her win three Arabic awards in different creative fields. Her short story Deepening in Hell gained her the first win;  at the

Mothers of Martyrs, a poem by Dr Ali Bayaa

  Nina is delighted to welcome Dr. Ali Al Bayaa as a regular contributor. His first contribution is a poem he has written in English, Mother of Martyrs.  It is part of an effort to translate the Iraqi

Iraq: Empowered women = An Empowered nation

Lawyer Raya Abu Gulal, co-founder of the Women Lawyers Group Middle East and committee member of the International Women Business Group (Abu Dhabi), shares a legal perspective of why integrating Women into the Iraqi Economy is vital

Political Passion, Corporate Power

Parwen Babaker is Kurdistan’s ex Minister of Industry and a business woman, wife and mother. This elegant, quietly spoken woman is tough and determined and has leveraged an impressive political and corporate career.  Parwen champions building human capacity through

My Cakey Story: Award-Winning Cakes =  Business Success

My name is Maha Muhammed. I am a Muslim self-taught cake designer of Iraqi descent based in Manchester, England. I am also a wife and a Mom to two beautiful kids whom I consider the treasure of

Our End Game – An Iraq that belongs to All of Us

Maysoon al-Damluji MP speaks to Madeleine White and Sana Bekki about the private sector, Women’s’ economic empowerment and the importance of cultural heritage. I had first come across Maysoon al-Damluji through the magazine Noon, written for Iraqi

My Square Mind

by Uns Baban, architect and CEO of interior design company Uns Design   My SQUARE MIND Dear Friends I got this puzzle by email some time ago and I would like to share it with you because it has

Oil and Gas Industry Perspectives: Opportunity Despite Adversity!

Oil and Gas Insights By Samar Rassam-Whitticombe, CEO of Somer Industrial Projects (SIP), I was fortunate to be able to attend all three of Nina’s launches – in London, Sweden and the final one in June which

Women as Peacemakers – by Miss Kurdistan for Peace

Chawan Muhammad (Miss Kurdistan for Peace 2013-2014) I attended the Nina launch in Sulaimania in June and knew I wanted to write for Nina. It connected to my fundamental beliefs, in the same way as I felt

The Iraqi flag flies high in London’s Trafalgar Square…. an Eid festival to remember

London – Sana Bekki The Iraqi flag flew high in Trafalgar Square, the heart of the British capital London, the site of an event marking the Muslim Eid Al-Fitr festival, which was organized under the auspices of