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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 and Israel’s forces must exercise maximum restraint in their use of live ammunition. As the occupying power, Israel has a responsibility More...

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By Alma Bydén On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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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 Daniel Martin Varisco On Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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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
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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
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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...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, April 28th, 2018
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Meanwhile in Yemen…

The episode in early April of a poison gas attack in Douma, a city near Damascus, that led to a measured missile attack by the U.S., Britain and France, has understandably been the focus of media attention for the More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Isolating Qatar

On June 5, 2016 Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain began a boycott of its Gulf neighbor Qatar, the richest country in the world, cutting off land and air travel over their space. No doubt the same countries that More...

By Sara El-Zelit On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
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President Trump expresses solidarity with Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke on Monday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.  King Salman thanked the President for hosting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House.  President More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
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No Alibi for Tit for Tat

The Saudi-led bombing campaign of Yemen has entered its fourth year with no end in sight. The humanitarian crisis created by the bombing runs is one of the worst in the world, so bad that the UN has just asked donors More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On Saturday, March 31st, 2018
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Mapping the Islamic World

Maps make the world go round, even when the mapmakers still thought the world was round. There is a wealth of literature on Islamic miniatures found in manuscripts stemming back centuries, but there is less knowledge More...