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Talking about Peace

One thing seems clear after over three years of an unwinnable war in Yemen that has created the worst humanitarian disaster in the world: it is past time to find a way out for all sides. The UN envoy Martin Griffiths hoped to bring the warring sides together in Geneva earlier this week, but the delegation from the Huthis, who call themselves Ansar Allah, More...

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By MENATidningen.se On måndag, september 10th, 2018
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Where is Princess Latifa of Dubai?

Princess Latifa has alleged that her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, abused her since she was a minor and severely restricted her personal freedom. She attempted to escape in More...

By Daniel Martin Varisco On onsdag, maj 23rd, 2018
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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 Sara El-Zelit On tisdag, maj 15th, 2018
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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 More...

By Alma Bydén On söndag, maj 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 torsdag, maj 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 måndag, maj 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 lördag, maj 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 lördag, 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 måndag, 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...