Posts Tagged “Sunni”

Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

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Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system

Promising Lebanese elections may have little impact on nation’s precarious system By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The sole remarkable “result” of the parliamentary elections in troubled Lebanon is that it did happen- and it was competitive. A country of 4.5 million citizens hosting a million and a half Syrian and Palestinian refugees is nonetheless capable of…

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Arab Muslims are telling their Pharaohs, get off my back!

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Arab Muslims are telling their Pharaohs, get off my back!

Arab Muslims are telling their Pharaohs, get off my back! A’ashora’s Day makes a connection between Judaism and Islam, Arabs have been forced to fast for decades for their freedom and basic civil political rights. By Abdennour Toumi Muslims in the world are observing A’ashora, the first day of a ten-day observance marking the beginning of…

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Reconciliation, a Tale of Two Seas

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Reconciliation, a Tale of Two Seas

It’s 2011, and Bahrain is a divided society. Can they reconcile?

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Arab League backs Saudis against Iran aggression

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Arab League backs Saudis against Iran aggression

The Arab League met in emergency session to show support for Saudi Arabia which is spearheading a front to block increasing aggression by Iran and its radicalized, oppressive government. Tehran accused of provoking violence targeted at undermining Arab World stability Gulf Cooperation Council also condemns Iranian violence and terrorism in region Arab League foreign ministers meeting…

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Saudi Arabia taking on Islamic extremism

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Saudi Arabia taking on Islamic extremism

Although Saudi Arabia has traditionally been associated with a more puritanical form of Islam — Wahabis — it is far more moderate and is the frontline against rising radicalism in the Muslim World. As the custodian of two of Islam’s holiest sites, Saudi Arabia recently organized a coalition of 34 Islamic allies to fight rising…

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Through guns Saudi Arabia and Iran “negotiate” in Yemen

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Through guns Saudi Arabia and Iran “negotiate” in Yemen

Yemen reflects growing war between Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries, and Iran, and between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim sects. But divided Arab World can’t keep ISIS in check By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz East Meredith, NY — Saudi Arabia has responded to the coup in Yemen as nothing but another instance of Iran’s “hegemony” in the Arab world,…

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