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Date archive forMay, 2018
By Daniel Martin Varisco On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Socotra and Little Sparta

While the war on the Yemeni mainland drags on with daily deaths from violence inflicted from all sides and a largely ignored humanitarian crisis, there is a new twist in the overall dreadful scenario. The island More...

By Alma Bydén On Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Nya befolkningssiffror i västsahariska läger

Västsahara är Afrikas sista koloni. Marocko har ockuperat Västsahara sedan 1975 i strid med beslut från FN och Internationella domstolen i Haag. Inget land i världen erkänner Marockos rätt till Västsahara More...

By Sara El-Zelit On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Minister for Foreign Affairs calls on Israel to respect the right to peaceful protest

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström calls on Israel to respect the right to peaceful protest. Every state, Israel included, has a right to defend its borders, but all measures taken must be proportionate More...

By Alma Bydén On Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Fast from sunrise to nightfall

Islam is the world’s second largest religion, after Christianity, with more than 1 billion followers. Islam originated in Arabia and has spread all over the world. Countries with the largest Muslim populations More...

By Sara El-Zelit On Friday, May 11th, 2018

Oum – Soul of Marocco

Sångerskan Oum el Ghait Benessahraoui, med artistnamnet Oum, skriver likväl som komponerar sina sånger själv. Stolt bär hon identiteten av den så väl arabiska som afrikanska kvinnan i sin fascinerande karisma More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, May 10th, 2018

It takes a liar…

There is a saying, and a song by the American rock group “Taking Back Sunday”, that it takes a liar to know a liar. In the case of Oliver North, the newly elected president of the National Rifle Association More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, May 7th, 2018

A Kingly look at Islamic Astronomy

All societies have star lore, using the movements of stars and other celestial phenomena to tell time and direction. The formal science of astronomy, with roots in ancient Mesopotamia and Greece, evolved in the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Popular Costumes of Turks in 1873

In 1873 the Turkish Imperial Commission for the Universal Exposition in Vienna published a beautifully illustrated, large-sized book entitled Les Costumes Populaires de la Turquie en 1873. It was published in Constantinople More...