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Saudi woman with an obligatory mission

By Tariq A. Al Maeena October 6, 2013 was a momentous day for female activists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That was the day when the Ministry of Justice, a male dominated bastion finally relented and granted four Saudi women the licence to practice law in the country. Previously …

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Mosul’s seat of learning now in ruins

By Stephennie Mulder The mosque of Al Nuri in Mosul, built nearly a millennium ago and one of Iraq’s most revered religious sites, was destroyed when the Daesh detonated explosives inside it in June. Founded in the 12th century by one of Islam’s most famous rulers, Nur Al Din ibn …

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The Majestic Equality of Law!

By Syed M. Aslam So what do the toughs here in our part of the world do when the going gets tough? What else but of course every single one of them leaves the country to greener pasture where they have stashed all their loot in secret round-the-clock-net-accessible secret bank …

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Threats and sanctions won’t disarm Kim

By Linda S. Heard Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader cut his baby teeth on the milk of fear and hatred towards the United States as did his father Kim Jong-il. Those emotions were generated from what has been referred to as the “Forgotten War” waged during the early 1950s …

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Is the GCC finished? No, it’s not

By Abdulkhaleq Abdulla Ever since June 5, when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar, the question on everybody’s mind is: Is the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) finished? The short answer to this legitimate question is No. No one should rush to the …

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Faces of Evil!

By Syed M. Aslam The de facto ruler of Myanmar ‘suu kyi’ , the country’s Muslim blood-thirsty junta, and demon-personalized Ashin Wirathu who passes off as Buddhist are the collective faces of evil of our age and times. And the shocking fact is this that the collective conscious of the …

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Netanyahu and his sinister game plan

By James J. Zogby For half of the past two decades, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has served as Prime Minister of Israel. Whatever his ultimate fate (given the ongoing criminal investigations against him), it is clear that he has had a profound impact on Israel, Palestinians, and the entire region. There …

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The Harangue!

By Syed M. Aslam For as long as one remembers the politicos here in the part of the we live have done nothing but bamboozle the people about the progress, development, prosperity, rule of law, justice, and all things fine that has never come. Isn’t it time for ruling elites, …

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