Fatima Al Mahmoud
Fatima Al Mahmoud
Social Media Journalist

A picture taken by Fatima on one of her flights back home to Lebanon. Photo: Fatima Al Mahmoud
To fly home to Beirut or not? The dilemma of a Lebanese expat

The possibility of a full-scale war between Israel and Lebanon has resulted in travel bans. But those don't necessarily deter Lebanese expats from going back home during the summer

July 05, 2024, 7:00 AM
Dr Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to the UAE President, has condemned the attack on Gaza and Rafah. Pawan Singh / The National
UAE’s Gargash says violence against Gaza civilians ‘inhuman’

The Emirati diplomat condemned the 'heinous attack on Gaza and Rafah' as he addressed the Arab Media Forum in Dubai

May 29, 2024, 11:22 AM
Bassem Youssef on stage at Cop28. Chris Whiteoak / The National
'The need for Cop itself is a joke,' says viral comedian Bassem Youssef

World having to come together each year to discuss how not to hurt planet is a joke itself, says acclaimed comedian

December 05, 2023, 4:22 PM
'We Will Return' T-shirt, designed by Kinda Afifi. Photo: Kinda Afifi
Designer empowers Palestinian refugee women one stitch at a time

Kinda Afifi’s handcrafted designs carry messages of hope, power, love and belonging told through traditional embroidery

November 27, 2023, 7:01 AM
As she does in the middle of a gruelling workout, Fatima Al Mahmoud urges herself on when confronted with a challenge in her professional or personal life. Fatima Al Mahmoud / The National
How exercising helped me become the best version of myself

I overate so I did not have to overthink, but that was before I discovered the 'post-workout high'

November 17, 2023, 6:02 PM
Bassem Youssef is bringing his live show to Abu Dhabi in November. AFP
Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef to perform live in Abu Dhabi

The show follows his viral interview with Piers Morgan and appearance at Sharjah Book Fair

October 31, 2023, 2:51 PM
Smoke rises after a shelling in Um El-Tot, a Lebanese village on the border with Israel, on Thursday. AP
Lebanese expatriates worry about their families amid border tension

Cross-border violence causes concern even in a country accustomed to conflict

October 20, 2023, 9:41 AM
Egyptian singer Amr Diab performs at the Beirut Waterfront Arena in the Lebanese capital late on August 19, 2023.  (Photo by ANWAR AMRO  /  AFP)
World Humanitarian Day, Amr Diab back in Beirut - Trending

Fatimah Al Mahmoud covers the day's trending topics

August 21, 2023, 5:44 AM
Lebanese Middle East Airlines (MEA) planes are pictured at the tarmac of Beirut international airport, Lebanon February 16, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir
Lebanon must ensure airport safety before it’s too late

The Beirut port explosion should serve as a lesson for those in power to act fast

August 20, 2023, 11:00 AM
The power of female friendship is scientifically documented. Photo: Priscilla Du Preez / Unsplash
My parents didn't give me sisters, but the universe did

Studies show that friendships between women are crucial for physical and mental health

July 07, 2023, 6:02 PM
Argentinian football player Lionel Messi poses after winning the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award during the 2023 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Paris on May 8, 2023.  (Photo by JULIEN DE ROSA  /  AFP)
Saudi fans want Messi, Abu Dhabi to expand ADGM — Trending

Fatima Al Mahmoud gives a round up of today's trends

May 09, 2023, 5:35 AM
Lionel Richie performs during the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle on Sunday. Getty
King Charles's coronation, Syria rejoins Arab League — Trending

Fatima Al Mahmoud gives a round-up of today's trends

May 08, 2023, 5:38 AM
Flames and smoke rise after an Israeli air strike in Gaza in the hours of Friday. EPA
Israel airstrikes, Saudi Arabia and Iran resume flights — Trending

Fatima Al Mahmoud gives a round-up of today's trends

April 07, 2023, 4:35 AM
Palestinians protest against the attack by Israeli police on worshippers at Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, outside the Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday. AP
Violence at Al Aqsa, Dubai keeps world's busiest airport crown — Trending

Fatima Al Mahmoud gives a round-up of today's trends

April 06, 2023, 4:48 AM
Former US President Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Trump Tower in New York on April 3, 2023.  - Trump arrived in New York where he will surrender to unprecedented criminal charges, taking America into uncharted and potentially volatile territory as he seeks to regain the presidency.  The 76-year-old Republican, the first US president ever to be criminally indicted, will be formally charged on April 4, 2023 over hush money paid to a porn star during the 2016 election campaign.  (Photo by Ed JONES  /  AFP)  /  ALTERNATE CROP
Donald Trump indictment, UAE's Ramadan food drive — Trending

Fatima Al Mahmoud gives a round-up of today's trends

April 04, 2023, 4:47 AM