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Isabel Debre

Isabel Debre is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Isabel Debre

Now in spotlight, Dubai Jews struggle for public synagogue

By Isabel Debre — May 11, 2022
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plans to build a permanent sanctuary for Dubai's fast-expanding congregation have sputtered to a standstill, Jewish leaders say.

As Kuwait cracks down, a battle erupts over women’s rights

By Isabel Debre and Malak Harb — February 21, 2022
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — For Kuwaitis, it's an unsettling trend in a country that once prided itself on its progressivism compared to its Gulf Arab neighbors.

Dubai’s Expo opens, bringing first world’s fair to Mideast

By Isabel Debre and Aya Batrawy — October 1, 2021
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After eight years of planning and billions of dollars in spending, the Middle East’s first world’s fair opened Friday in Dubai, with hopes that the months-long extravaganza will draw both visitors and global attention to this desert-turned-dreamscape. The coronavirus pandemic pushed Expo 2020 back a year and may affect […]
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