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Iran Prohibits Citizens From Performing Hajj

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

Just recently, Iran enforced a strict ban forbidding any of its citizens from participation in Hajj, the annually offered and once-in-a-lifetime required major Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia Is Iran's New National Security Threat

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

TEHRAN, Iran -- If Gulf countries want to solve the problems plaguing the Arab world, they should work with Iran, not against it.

Arab Media Forum 2016: Media for Good

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.14.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It was a far cry from confabs just harping on how media disseminate hate speech, promote sedition, spread rumors, and are used for nefarious purposes....

28-Year-Old Is Running For Congress To Destroy U.S.-Saudi Relations

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, a political newcomer named Alex Beinstein picked up enough delegates to pose a credible primary challenge to three-...

My Voice Is My Right, Not "Your Gift"

Zoha Qamar | Posted 03.29.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

My brain frantically scours for the line between the patience we have grown and groomed over these days on Umrah and the right to defend one's dignity against defamation -- not to mention an additional stand against an entire gender's general reduction into one, incapable stereotype -- but my mind quickly realizes we are way past this point.

Me, My Phone and Mecca

Zoha Qamar | Posted 03.09.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

The black silk was cold and soft. The protruding layers of thread that spelt out "Allah" in neat Arabic curls absorbed the tears and prayers sprayed at the cloth's delicate font, while still reflecting the flood of light that shone from looming construction cranes and endless spurts of cell phone flashes.

Two Of Pakistan's Best Friends Hate Each Other

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 01.11.2016 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan -- The Saudi consulate here, in the largest city of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is guarded by walls more than 10 feet tall, th...

14 Reasons Why Saudi Arabia Is a Failed Mideast Power

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 01.07.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

To address all of its self-created problems, the House of Saud has pursued one solution: blaming Iran. But the reality is that Saudi Arabia has overstretched itself in Yemen, Bahrain and Syria, supporting terrorist groups and totally breaking down its ties with Iran. If it continues with its traditional policies, sooner or later it will collapse.

Al-Nimr Protests Reflect Iran's Hypocrisy

Saad Khan | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
Saad Khan

There's nothing wrong with protesting against injustice. Things get murky when a state instigates violent protests against another state -- all the while claiming a moral high ground.

Saudi Execution Of Shiite Cleric Draws Worldwide Protests

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 01.02.2016 | World

RIYADH, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shi'ite Muslim cleric and dozens of al Qaeda members on Saturday, signaling that it would ...

Social Media's Ethics Quandary Probed in Qatar

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.02.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Ethics and how to keep offending content in check are a recurring issue Arab Gulf states take very seriously and that detractors say is an impingement on their personal freedom. There are ample examples of what turns off print and online content consumers.

ISIS Unleashes String Of Suicide Attacks In Yemen

Vocativ | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
Vocativ

The Islamic State's "Aden Province" claimed responsibility for a string of lethal assaults on Saudi-led coalition troops and the Yemeni government in the port city of Aden.

Do Lebanon's "Future" Media Have a Future?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a rough ride for one of Lebanon's media firms whose employees threatened strike action this week to protest 6-8 months of back pay, no viable alternative, and no light at the end of the tunnel.

Saudi Diplomat Accused Of Raping, Abusing Maids

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

A Saudi Arabian diplomat living in India is being accused of sexually assaulting and torturing two maids. "The last four months were a curse for us....

Reflecting Before We Evaluate: Measuring Women's Development in the Gulf

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

The Gulf region, indeed, holds some of the most conservative laws in the world in comparison, and it is essential for them to transition out of this -- however, the reality is, very few places on earth have come so far and so fast, as the Arabian Peninsula in the 21st century.

Can Today's Arab World Give Us Another Omar al-Sharif?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

The Arabs are running out of their most valuable resource; and no, I don't mean oil. I am actually referring to a much more precious, truly irreplaceable resource: good, talented and internationally-experienced human capital.

A Campaign in Saudi Arabia Challenges Young People to Rethink Their Biases

Joseph Braude | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

A three-minute video, posted by a Saudi government-backed organization to YouTube on June 4, has garnered 150,000 views in 48 hours and sparked a discussion in the kingdom about how to stem sectarian conflict.

Saudi Arabia's Executions Have Skyrocketed In Number This Year

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

Saudi Arabia's implementation of the death penalty has skyrocketed this year, and rights groups are worried about the surge of capital punishment unde...

#AMF2015 Tackles Politics, Religion, Ethics, Innovation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.

Decisive Storm Has Deeply Impacted Nuclear Negotiations With Iran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.02.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is necessary for the decision to intervene militarily with a ground operation in Yemen to be coupled with a plan with a political tack and a development tack with clear features and objectives for the sake of Yemen.

Decisive Storm Responds to Iranian Encroachment on the Borders of Saudi Arabia

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

Are the military strikes by Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia, with the participation of Egypt and Pakistan, part of a strategy to halt Iranian encroachment in the Arab countries, or is it just a Yemeni episode imposed by necessity?

Saudi Arabia Leads Air Strikes Against Yemen's Houthi Rebels

Reuters | Khaled Abdallah and Sami Aboudi | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen, March 26 (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels...

Egypt Joints the Military Effort against ISIS

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.22.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

Egypt entered officially and practically the war on ISIS through the Libyan gateway this week, after Jordan stepped up its military operations against...

Mr. President, Release the 28 Pages

Michael Smerconish | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

Zacarias Moussaoui has just upped the ante on the White House to release 28 top-secret pages from a congressional report pertinent to a possible Saudi role in the events of 9/11.

The Relationship With Saudi Arabia Is the Starting Point for U.S. Long-term Interests

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Raghida Dergham

There are many reasons behind the scramble by the United States, both at the level of the executive branch and the legislative branch, to affirm to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz that Washington is determined to maintain and develop the historical relationship between the two countries.