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Why Yemen is important

  • The Saudi-led military action in the Yemeni civil war is already in its 17th month. The Kingdom formed an alliance of Arab states to intervene militarily in Yemen on the request of the legitimate Yemeni government, which was overthrown by Houthi militia backed by Iran.Despite being a minority,...
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Respect Muslim women

  • The recent decision of the mayor of Nice, France, to ban the burkini — a swimsuit that fully covers the body of a woman — on its beaches is another discriminatory act against Muslims in the name of human rights and freedom. I have had a heated discussion with a Brazilian friend about it on the...
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Fighting radicalism in the global village

  • The twelve Brazilian Muslims being held in the federal prison of Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul since July 22 are doing well given the circumstances, the lawyer of three of them told me in an exclusive interview this week.“They are Muslims, so they are taking in their stride, and view it as a...
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Saudi-US relations will survive bump

  • In March 1938, discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia, independent and unified at that point for only six years, would forever change the Kingdom’s fate, which until that moment had only the income coming from pilgrims traveling to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.The discovery of oil also forged...
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Effects of Obama’s ME paralysis

  • The election of Barack Obama to the US presidency in 2008 was a great relief to most of the world horrified by the US military interventions during the two terms of President George W. Bush. The former Illinois senator promised to withdraw the US from various areas of conflict in the Middle East,...
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Wiretaps that shook Brazil

  • This past week has been one of the most dramatic and politically tense in Brazil’s modern history since the impeachment of former President Fernando Collor de Mello, who resigned in December 1992 hours before being found guilty of corruption by the Senate.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff rushed...
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Assad — root of all problems

  • FOUR and a half years after the popular uprising began in Syria in March 2011 against the bloody dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad — which began as peaceful protests against the regime — we are seeing the humanitarian tragedy of thousands of Syrians risking their lives to escape to Europe. With 250...
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The siren call of Daesh

  • It would be difficult to forget the face of a man crying for his family. “I love you all very much. I cannot live without you, please come home!” That was the dramatic appeal made by Akhtar Iqbal in tears last week at a news conference in Bradford, England. He is one of three fathers of nine...
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Bold steps embolden nation

  • Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s first 100 days in office have been marked by a series of bold decisions that have left Saudis pleasantly surprised at the measures taken after what seemed a long period over the last several years where the Kingdom just seemed to be coasting along...
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Intolerance toward hijab in Brazil

  • Last Sunday, March 15, a Brazilian Muslim law student, Charlyane Souza, 29, went to take the Brazilian bar exam of the Organization of Brazilian Lawyers (OAB in the Portuguese acronym) in Sao Paulo and was interrupted and questioned several times because she was wearing hijab. According to OAB...
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