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Anisa Mehdi

Anisa Mehdi
Anisa Mehdi is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. She has won two Emmys, a Cine Golden Eagle, and numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. She was the first American to cover the Hajj pilgrimage on location in Saudi Arabia and made National Geographic's acclaimed "Inside Mecca" as well as two other hajj films for PBS. Her work on Arabs and Muslims has appeared on CBS, PBS, and ABC's Nightline. 
Ms. Mehdi is a consultant for the U.S. State Department as well as the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. She also serves on the boards of the Abraham Path Initiative and the Esalen Institute. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan from 2009-2010. She studied at Wellesley College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
The influx of refugees, including Syrians fleeing their country's civil war, is straining Jordan's resources and trying its citizens' patience.
The gilded Dome of the Rock mosque gleams in the sunlight shining on Jerusalem's skyline.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, one of the world's wealthiest entrepreneurs and the head of Alwaleed Philanthropies, is among dozens of members of the kingdom's business and political elite accused of corruption.
The leaders of Fatah and Hamas sign a reconciliation deal at the Egyptian intelligence services headquarters in Cairo on Oct. 12, ending their decadelong split.
A woman tries to recover items from her flooded home in Port Arthur, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Largely peaceful protests outside Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound suggest that nonviolence may still have a role to play in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
Finding the Arab World
History of the Israel-Palestine Peace Procress
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