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Israel president accuses Le Pen of denying Holocaust responsibility

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Saudi king swears-in new Saudi government officials after reshuffle

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Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

Terrorism in Egypt: the cultural myth

Mohammed Nosseir

By : Mohammed Nosseir :: Many of our problems in Egypt are simply a reflection of cultural traits that stimulate our thinking process. Terrorism, the most complicated

Church explosions and Brotherhood’s hesitant condemnation

Turki Al-Dakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil :: What a horrific scene it was. The smiling child at Alexandria’s church could not survive as a terrorist sneaked among the crowds,

Suu Kyi’s position on ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

By : Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi :: In a recent interview with the BBC, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is a Nobel Laureate, denied that there

Toward an enlightened environmentalism

Mark Malloch Brown

By : Mark Malloch Brown :: The relationship between business, politics and the environment is about to become more complicated. As US President Donald Trump’s administration threatens

Universities are for learning, they’re not for politics and guns

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein :: A disturbing event happened in an Iraqi university on Sunday. It could have been avoided – or rather it shouldn’t have happened

A shining example of transparency for Gulf businesses

Khalid Abdulla-Janahi

By : Khalid Abdulla-Janahi :: Some of the key contributors to our region’s collective growth are gathering at the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Saudi Arabia

Egypt’s economy shows positive signs but big risks remain

Dr. Naser Al-Tamimi

By : Dr. Naser al-Tamimi :: Egypt has many advantages that theoretically qualify it to become one of the most important economic success stories in the Middle

Killing of key militant a success and worry for Philippines

Moammar Askali

The killing of a Muslim extremist leader on a resort island in the central Philippines this week was a clear victory for the military, but it also

Tillerson: ‘Low level of trust’ between US and Russia

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday there was a “low level of trust” between Moscow and Washington after talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Lebanese president blocks expected extension of parliament’s term

Lebanese President Michel Aoun suspended a parliamentary session for a month on Wednesday, temporarily blocking proposed plans to extend parliament’s term for the third time in a

Raging Yemen clashes leave 18 dead

Intensified confrontations between government forces and Houthi militia on Yemen’s southwestern coast have killed 18 fighters in the past 24 hours, military officials and medical sources said

Egypt reveals identity of Alexandria church suicide bomber

Mohamed Hassan Mubarak Abdullah

Egypt’s interior ministry identified suicide bomber in Alexandria church attack as 31-year-old Mohamed Hassan Mubarak Abdullah, a resident of Suez province, a statement said on Wednesday. Two

World’s heaviest woman sheds half her weight after treatment in India

Egyptian Eman Ahmed weighed 500 kg when she was airlifted to India in February this year, making her arguably the heaviest woman on the planet. However, after

Stockholm attack suspect tried to join ISIS in Syria

The Uzbek national suspected of mowing down pedestrians in Stockholm last week had tried to join the ranks of the ISIS militant group in Syria, an Uzbek

Egypt church curtails Easter celebrations after bombings

Egypt’s Coptic Church announced on Wednesday that it would cut back Easter celebrations to a simple mass after twin bombings killed 45 worshippers last weekend. “Given the

Afghanistan: Child Labor In Coal Mines

Shir Ahmad, 12, spends all day working in the pitch darkness of a coalmine in the Dara-e Suf district of northern Samangan province. His face black with

Pakistani gangster in military custody for leaking sensitive information to Iran

Uzair Baloch

A notorious gangster who was arrested in Pakistan last year was taken into military custody Wednesday early morning apparently for leaking sensitive information to Iran, the Pakistan

Trio who tried to blow up US plane gets 15-year jail in Jordan

The State Security Court in Jordan on Wednesday handed over a 15-year imprisonment sentence along with hard labor to three terrorists who were convicted of plotting to

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