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    Israel and Bahrain: A true meeting of minds

    Ayoob Kara is the Israeli minister of communications. He is a Likud party member, a staunch pro-settlement advocate and a hawk who has advocated pre-emptive bombing strikes on Iran.

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    Afghan Bombings: Is US security strategy in Afghanistan working?

    IN the last seven days, Afghanistan has suffered from three major attacks in the cities of Kabul and Jalalabad that resulted in the deaths of at least 123 persons and injuries to more than 200.

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    By exploiting ‘Baby Moshe’ as a mascot, India and Israel betray poor moral sense

    The Israeli prime minister’s official visit to India commenced this week with Benjamin Netanyahu arriving in Delhi and 11-year old Moshe Holtzberg in Mumbai. “Baby Moshe”

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    Is Saudi Arabia Israel's protector?

    Saudi Arabia has long been accused of ignoring Palestine, and even working with Israel, to the detriment of the Palestinian struggle. A look at Saudi Arabia's history shows that this accusation is not without merit.

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    Iran, the Hejaz railway and the 'ultimate deal'

    An ambitious Israeli cabinet minister, a thrusting Saudi crown prince, a son-in-law of a US president and a long-abandoned railway. Could this be the start of an anti-Iran axis that in a further twist of an extraordinar.

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    The various jihads of Mariam Abou Zahab

    In 2008, French scholar Mariam Abou Zahab met Abdullah Anas, a known Algerian Islamist and veteran of the Afghan Jihad, over dinner on the sidelines of a conference in London.

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    What do December demonstrations mean in Iran?

    Dec. 30 in the domestic political calendar of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the reminder of two different demonstrations, one in 2009 and now those in 2017. The recent demonstrations in various provinces.

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    Trump’s ‘Covfefeing’ On Pakistan

    Pakistan’s Minister for Defense, Khurram Dastgir-Khan, using the official twitter handle @PakMnstrDefence, took it a few notches above: “Pak as anti-terror ally has given free to US: land & air.

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    My Daughter, These Are Tears of Struggle

    This night too, like all the nights since dozens of soldiers raided our home in the middle of the night, my wife Nariman, my 16-year-old daughter Ahed and Ahed’s cousin Nur will spend behind bars.

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    There's something different about these Iran protests

    In a matter of days, protests in Iran have quickly spread across the country, taking the government by surprise and leaving analysts and pundits alike confused. Part of the reason many have been caught

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    I spy, you spy

    The late Phillip Knightley opened his book, The Second Oldest Profession, with a quote from a former Assistant General Counsel of the CIA, Michael J. Barrett: “Espionage is the world’s second.

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    Fahreddin Pasha: Ottoman officer who defended the holy lands with all he had

    Fahreddin Pasha, nicknamed "The Tiger of the Desert," is one of the most important figures in the history of Turkish people, and his defense of Medina is one of the most flattering events in this history.

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    How Al-Qaeda Came to Kashmir

    On July 27, 2017, al-Qaeda formally announced it was establishing an affiliate in Jammu and Kashmir — India’s troubled northern state, claimed also by Pakistan. For three decades of the ongoing.

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    Why the Gujarat results mean it is game on for Congress

    Any political election is like a bloodfest, a winner-take-all contest. There is no runners-up trophy. In a first-past-the-post system, the victory margins can be razor-thin. The huge 282-seat mandate that the Narendra.

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    Jinnah's appeal to Truman, and Trump's move on Jerusalem

    The Western conspiracy against the Arabs began long before the creation of Israel in 1948, and this machination resulted from Judeo-Christian hatred of Muslims going as far back as two thousand years.

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    How Jerusalem issue plays into Iranian, Turkish (and Russian) hands

    Iran has, predictably enough, taken a hard line on the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. There were public demonstrations in several Iranian cities following Friday .

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    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Israel occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the 1967 War with Syria, Egypt and Jordan; the western half of the holy city had been captured in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

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    The Saudi King Has a Problem: The Crown Prince

    In Yemen and in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia's all out war against Iranian influence has come to precious little. Will the crown prince be able to make a difference? This week his policy suffered two painful blows

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    Saleh's killing changes balance in Yemen

    Ali Abdullah Saleh seized power in Yemen in 1978, when he was only 36 years old. He lost it in 2012, when the 'Arab spring' was in full spate, and had been trying to get it back ever since.

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    Mercy to the worlds

    The Holy Quran has used a number of sublime terms to describe the Blessed Prophet (PBUH). On this day associated with his birth, it would be useful to ponder over some of these metaphysical terms.

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    Saudi Arabia's Great Gamble

    Just as Hussein’s refusal to accept Yazid’s authority in the seventh century, issues of political power and religious legitimacy have become inextricably intertwined in the Saudi-Iranian rivalry today.

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    Power shutdown coming to the Middle east

    It seems that matters are coming to a head.  For many states, the coming period will likely prove to be the moment in which they determine their futures — as well as that for the region as a whole.

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    How Indian Govt is playing a duplicitous game over 'Padmavati'

    It is a fact that most of those who raged and fulminated and fatwa-ed against Salman Rushdie had never ploughed through The Satanic Verses. Geoffrey Robertson who defended Rushdie in the blasphemy case writes.

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    The Truth About Why Saudi Arabia and Israel Are Really Working Together

    Despite Saudi Arabia’s tough rhetoric and brutal assault against its neighbour, Yemen (the poorest country in the region), the unfortunate reality is that Saudi Arabia is not the strongman it has hopelessly.

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