Erdogan: Self-Proclaimed Caliphate?

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Cynthia M. Lardner


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s slim success in the April 16, 2017 referendum election enhanced his power consistent with Mr. Erdogan’s statements going back to 2014 that he aspired to become the next Caliphate. The term Caliphate has significant meaning in the Muslim world. A Caliph is a prophet sent by God to provide just governance over all of Islam. This is on the level of miracles. The Caliphate was abolished by the secularization of Turkey 99 years ago. Continue reading “Erdogan: Self-Proclaimed Caliphate?”

Widespread uncertainty as U.S. travel ban start looms

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Mica Rosenberg, Andrew Chung and Yeganeh Torbati


As President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on all refugees and travellers from six predominantly Muslim countries is scheduled to take effect, there is still widespread uncertainty about how the administration will implement it. Continue reading “Widespread uncertainty as U.S. travel ban start looms”

The New American-Saudi-Muslim Alliance

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Sami Jamil Jadallah

As the ‘mainstream media’ besieged President Donald Trump’s touchdown in Riyadh on his first international trip where he was expected to receive a lavish and unprecedented reception by Saudi officials to attend a busy two day summit with Saudis, GCC leaders and heads of states from the Islamic world (minus Iran), we all know what the rewards for America will be after 8 years of a lean and mean relationship with President Obama.

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The end of Iraqi and Syrian woes and the disappearance of ISIS

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Dr. Fadi Elhusseini

When entangled elements make it hard to reach sound analyses, conspiracy theories appear to be a good tool to explain the unexplained. This applies perfectly to the situation in the Middle East.

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Child marriage soars in Yemen as famine looms

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Emma Batha

Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children’s agency stated.

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The Saudi war on Yemen enters its third year

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Rupen Savoulian

This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.

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Fresh evidence of cluster bombs being used by Saudi coalition forces in Yemen

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Amnesty International

Human Rights NGO Amnesty International has corroborated new evidence showing that the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition recently fired Brazilian-manufactured rockets containing banned cluster munitions in the middle of Sa’da city in Yemen, injuring two civilians and causing material damage.

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