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Rima Abdelkader

Rima Abdelkader is a senior reporter for Social Newsgathering at NBC News in New York.

Rima Abdelkader is a senior reporter for Social Newsgathering at NBC News in New York.

Latest from Rima Abdelkader

12d ago

'We all quit': Burger King staff leaves note to management on store sign

"Our franchisee is looking into this situation to ensure this doesn't happen in the future," a Burger King spokesperson said.
16d ago

Storm rips through Jacksonville, tears roof off business in scary video footage

A local surveillance company captured the damage as tropical storm Elsa moved through Duval County, Florida.
36d ago

Fashion retailer Zara condemns anti-Palestinian comments made by designer

Vanessa Perilman, head designer for the line's women's department, is under fire for her online argument with model Qaher Harhash.
54d ago

Oklahoma imam left 'emotional' over Jewish teen's act of kindness

Imam Imad Enchassi, a Palestinian American, said the girl approached him at his mosque and offered her babysitting money to help a family in Gaza.

'Everyone is touched by this': Indian diaspora feels collective grief over Covid crisis

Experts say the collective grief the community is experiencing is uniquely profound given that so many across the diaspora have been impacted.
63d ago

As bombs fall silent over Gaza and Israel, 'whole generation' of children face long term trauma

“It’s difficult to convince them that the future is bright,” said education coordinator Asad Ashour.
66d ago

World awaits cease-fire as Israel, Gaza count cost of conflict

Despite a growing sense that a cease-fire could be imminent and pressure from Washington to de-escalate, Israel launched a fresh wave of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip early Thursday.
75d ago

Hamas fires rockets into Israel as tensions in Jerusalem boil over

The violence comes on Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel's capture of parts of the city in the 1967 Six-Day War.
78d ago

Dozens of Palestinians wounded in confrontations with police at sacred site in Israel

“Everyone was running and a few young men took rocks and started throwing the rocks at the soldiers, and it escalated,” said witness, Mariam Yassin.
80d ago

Grocery price hikes hit Muslims during Ramadan

Fasting Muslims need protein, but meat prices have spiked across the country.

What Riz Ahmed's Oscar nod means to South Asian, Arab, Muslim artists

Riz Ahmed’s Oscar performance in the film “Sound of Metal” is seen as a win for inclusivity in Hollywood by several South Asian, Arab and Muslim artists.