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We Cannot Defeat ISIS Until We Stop Iran and Saudi From Pouring Fuel on the Sectarian Fire

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.22.2015 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates -- The Saudi curriculum is laced with references faulting any minority that doesn't follow Wahhabi teachings, referring to them as "deviants" and "polytheists." And Iran's continuous support for its sectarian proxies has widened the Shia-Sunni divide and prompted Saudi Arabia to launch its current war against the Houthis. While both sides fuel the flames, ISIS is thriving in the fire.

Kuwait To Make DNA Testing Mandatory For All Residents

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

In an effort to curb terrorism and violence, Kuwait will soon require all permanent residents to register their DNA with the government. The plan, ...

Statelessness: The Obama Administration's Faulty Moral Compass in the Dominican Republic

Brian Ross | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Brian Ross

While Mr. Obama was having his "best week" in office, according to the mainstream media, the biggest blot on his time in office erupted in protest in South Florida over the Dominican Republic's drive to disenfranchise more than 200,000 people of Haitian descent and drive them into statelessness.

Sunnis And Shi'ites Pray Together For Unity After Bombing

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2015 | Religion

KUWAIT, July 3 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims prayed for national unity at Kuwait's grand mosque on Friday, vowing to block any a...

Media Under Fire: Grim Arab World Case Studies

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media face major hardships with journalists on the receiving end of gross violations at the hands of authorities, armed groups, militias and others.

The 'Islamic State' Attacks Kuwait

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 07.01.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

While many facts surrounding the Imam Sadiq Mosque attack remain unknown to the public, there is much to say about the context in which Daesh targeted Kuwait and the challenges that Kuwaiti officials face in terms of thwarting future Wahhabi terrorist attacks.

What To Make of Terror in the Holy Month of Ramadan

Haras Rafiq | Posted 06.30.2015 | World
Haras Rafiq

Many Muslims have taken to social media to express their horror that ISIS is trying to portray Ramadan as a month for jihadist attacks, when it is traditionally a month of celebrating peace.

Countering Political Violence: Tackle the Root Causes

James Dorsey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
James Dorsey

European officials, describing recruitment efforts by the Islamic State in Bosnia Herzegovina, mired in a toxic mix of economic malaise and ethnic tension, reportedly fear they may regret having failed to tackle the country's structural problems in the two decades since the end of the Yugoslav wars.

Are We Living Islam's Darkest Hour?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

How much terrorism can the world take in 24 hours? June 26, 2015 will certainly go down in history as a day that pushed the limit. Perhaps one positive thought remains. It is said that the night is darkest just before the dawn -- I don't think our night can get any darker.

Powerful Display Of Unity At Kuwait Funeral For ISIS Blast Victims

AP | Posted 06.28.2015 | World

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Thousands of people in Kuwait took part in a mass funeral procession Saturday for 27 people killed in a suicide bombing that targe...

Wave Of Terror Rocks Tunisia, France And Kuwait

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.26.2015 | World

A wave of terror attacks rocked three continents and left dozens dead on Friday, leaving the world reeling and authorities scrambling to apprehend the...

Selfish Gulf States Demand Special Privileges, Undermine U.S. Interests

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington's determination to defend much of the globe has made the U.S. an international sucker, especially vulnerable to manipulation by supposed friends.

Why There Is No Stopping the Funding of the Islamic State

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

The governments of Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have for many years funded anti-Shia political and military movements in the Middle East without any substantial resistance from the international community.

Iran Army Mastermind's Tactics and Strategies: Soleimani

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Qassem Soleimani, Iranian military leader, ideologue, and commander in chief of the Quds force- a branch of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guard Corps that conducts extraterritorial military and clandestine operations- has been coming out of his shell and becoming more vocal in stating his opinions.

GCC Business Leaders Remain Confident in the Face of Regional Challenges

James Zogby | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
James Zogby

The success of the economies of these countries is not only important for their own people, but for the millions of expatriates who work there, sometimes under difficult circumstances, and who annually send $50 billion to their home countries -- making this region the largest source of remittances in the world.

Lack of Media Context Skews View of Obama's Gulf Arab Summit

William Bradley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

You'd think that more than 40 years of fixation on the Middle East, often to the exclusion of more important areas of the world, would at least enable sophisticated media coverage of Middle Eastern politics as it impacts American politics. But no.

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

The New Devolution: Hillary's Troubled Launch and the Latest Drone Fiasco and Bush Antics

William Bradley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Think of it not as a new deal but a new devolution, an ongoing decline of quality substance, concern, and even basic awareness in public life. With th...

Why Mother's Day Is 'Selfish'

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Kara Post-Kennedy

You know what really offends in our society? A woman who expresses "wants" and "needs" of her own, especially if she is a MOTHER.

Innovative Challengers at the Gates

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Within retail banking, there have been two standout, truly disruptive innovations in the last 20 years, where a few banks applied mass marketing techniques to create something unique.

Global Soccer's Backslapping, Backstabbing Backroom Deal-making Politics

James Dorsey | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

World soccer is about to get another taste of the global soccer's wheeling and dealing with the likely election of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the head of the Association of National Committees (ANOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the influential Solidarity Commission of the International Olympic Committee.

Future Being Made Now for Syria's Children

William Lambers | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Syrians need a peace treaty to end the war in their country. They also desperately need food and they need it right away. Every time a donation is made to feed a child, the future that can be built from this generous act.

Can We Bring a Glimmer of Hope to Syrians?

Peter Maurer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Peter Maurer

Every child born in Syria is touched by the conflict. Medical services are crumbling, the economy is on its knees, and the multitudes of jobless have few savings left to live on. The conflict will not stop tomorrow and we are planning ahead. There will be at least five more years of intense humanitarian activity required.

How Jews, Muslims and Christians Are Making Peace Go Viral in the Middle East

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 05.23.2015 | Good News
Negar Mojtahedi

Taha, a young-handsome man from Tunisia got stuck in an elevator in Jordan with a beautiful stranger. She asked him where he was from. When he told her, she replied, "Omg, I love Tunisia! I am from Israel."

Press Freedom Must Not Be Compromised in Fight Against Extremism

Courtney C. Radsch | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Courtney C. Radsch

There is a valid concern that the countering violent extremism initiative could provide justification for governments to broaden surveillance online and use it to curb human rights and civil liberties.