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The world is in turmoil; mass killing, genocide, ethnic cleansing, occupation of Muslim lands for natural resources, oppression, expulsions, …

Islam

Central Banks Must Work Together – or Suffer Alone

In recent years, the world’s major central banks have pursued unprecedentedly easy monetary policies, characterized by ultra-low and even negative …

Robert Mugabe

DUBAI: Middle East regional fleet to triple by 2036 – Bombardier

Bombardier expects the number of aircraft in the Middle East's 60- to 150-seat segment to more than triple over the 20 years to 2036.<p>The forecast …

Middle East

Iran Sent Them to Syria. Now Afghan Fighters Are a Worry at Home.

YAKAWLANG, Afghanistan — Iran has trained and deployed thousands of Shiite Afghans as shock troops in Syria’s sectarian war. Members of the Afghan unit, the Fatemiyoun Division, wear a shoulder patch recounting words of praise from Iran’s supreme leader as a badge of honor.<p>What those fighters might …

Iran

'We'll be in the Middle East for the next 100 years,' Boeing senior exec says

Boeing's international president has told CNBC that Saudi Arabia was a "very important market" for the company.<p>Marc Allen said Sunday that the …

Middle East

Henry Kissinger on Historical Memory and World War III

ON MAY 17, Henry Kissinger's latest book On China reached the American bookshops. This is a book about China but the panoramic thinking of the "last …

Saudi purge demonstrates ruthlessness of crown prince

<b>Big things are happening in Saudi Arabia. Princes, ministers and top businessmen are being arrested, detained in a luxury hotel, accused of corruption, their planes grounded and their assets seized.</b><p>The driving force behind this is 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who also heads the …

Middle East

Living With Gods review – 40,000 years of religious art, and this is it?

British Museum, London Heavenly objects in a sterile limbo: the British Museum’s collection of faith-based artworks fails to convince – perhaps it works better on Radio 4<p>After a few minutes in the exhibition that accompanies Neil MacGregor’s new BBC Radio 4 series on the power of religion, my skin …

British Museum

Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

<i>The worst of creations with Good are those deaf, those dumb who do not use their intellect (Quran;2:18) . "And Allah gives another example: There are</i> …

Saudi Arabia’s 'Saturday Night Massacre' might play right into US interests

Most of us have told our kids that the ends don’t justify the means. But what if your objective is something as audacious as rapidly modernizing the …

Middle East

Legalising the annexation of Jerusalem

Or how Israel is trying to make 100,000 Palestinians disappear from Jerusalem.<p>In late October, the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation was set to vote on the "Greater Jerusalem" Bill. If it had passed, it would have been presented before the Knesset floor for several readings, before a …

Israel

Hezbollah

Overview<p>Also Known As:<p>Ansar Allah“Country Reports on Terrorism 2014,” U.S. Department of State, April 2015, …

Middle East

The Dragon in Afghanistan

A SOUTH ASIAN crisis is still brewing after US Secretary Rex Tillerson’s speed visits to Afghan­istan, Pakistan and India. The brief encounter in …

3 answers: The differences between Ottoman Islam and Arabic Islam

Ottoman Empire was not a secular state but it was also not a state which was ruled by sharia laws.<p>Now, “arabic islam” is a loose definition. But if …

Islam

Saudi promise of ‘moderate Islam’ shifts power سعودی عرب میں تبدیلی

The man who may soon be king of Saudi Arabia is charting a new, more modern course for a country so conservative that for decades there were no …

Iran’s involvement in Syria is costly. Here’s why most Iranians still support it.

On Sept. 27, thousands of Iranians attended the funeral of Mohsen Hojaji, an Iranian soldier who was captured and beheaded by the Islamic State. He was hardly the first Iranian casualty in Syria. As the head of Iran’s Martyrs Foundation announced a few months ago, the death toll among Iranian …

Islamic State (ISIS)

13 reasons to visits Jordan, 100 years after Lawrence of Arabia

A century after T E Lawrence placed Jordan firmly on the map, be enraptured by a country that offers sun, sea, sand dunes, the wonders of Petra and …

The blood on George W Bush's hands will never dry. Don't glorify this man

George W Bush caused far more harm to the country and planet than Trump has so far, and maybe ever will<p>For liberals across the spectrum, the temptation is real to lionize George W Bush now. Donald Trump is our child-king, slobbering over the country and embarrassing us all. He is parody made real, …

Foreign Policy

Jordan's king endorses Palestinian reconciliation deal

AMMAN, Jordan – Jordan's king has endorsed a fledgling Palestinian reconciliation agreement that is meant to end a decade-old political and ideological split between rivals Hamas and Fatah.<p>King Abdullah II expressed support for the Egyptian-brokered deal after meeting Sunday with Palestinian …

Israel

Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem to be expanded

176 housing units to be added to Jewish neighborhood adjacent to large Arab neighborhood of Jabal Mukaber in eastern Jerusalem.

Israel

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with Israel

5 weapons, that is. <i>The technology that binds all of these other systems together is the Israeli soldier. Since 1948 (and even before) Israel has</i> …

War

The rise and fall of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Russia emerging as new player in Middle East balance of power

Remarkably little comment attended the strangest outcome of Saudi King Salman’s four-day visit to Moscow in early October, namely Russia’s sale of …

Geopolitics

How one Tunisian party is separating Islam from politics

The Ennahda movement has renounced political Islam and fully embraced Tunisia’s secular order, seeking to work within it.<p>Walid al Bannani is part of …

Middle East

Arab states conceal security cooperation with Israel

The Israeli newspaper <i>Maariv</i> has reported that there is security and military cooperation between Egypt, the UAE and other notorious countries in …

Israel

Key facts about government-favored religion around the world

Throughout history, many kingdoms and nations have closely aligned themselves with religion by establishing official, government-endorsed faiths. …

16 years after US invasion, Afghanistan at a crossroads

Sixteen years after the US-led invasion, and the beginning of America’s longest war, Afghanistan stands at a critical crossroads. While fragile gains …

Afghanistan

ISIS Fighters Are Surrendering 'En Masse' In Iraq

Soldiers who promised to be martyrs for the Caliphate are surrendering "en masse," according to Kurdish forces. ISIS fighters, they say, have been …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Saudi Aramco eyes joint venture deal in India by next year: CEO

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - State-run oil giant Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] is in talks with several Indian refiners and hopes to land a joint venture deal by next year, the company's chief executive told Reuters on Sunday.<p>Aramco, like other major oil producers, wants to tap rising demand growth …

Oil