German weapons for Egypt
CAIRO/BERLIN (Own report) - Last year, the German government authorized a record number of arms exports to Egypt. As the government confirmed, permits, valued at around €428 million, were issued in 2017. Among the goods Cairo ...
We urgently need a polylogue about “Islamic” terrorism
- Milena Rampoldi ميلينا رامبولدي میلنا رامپلدی Милена Рампольди
The narrative on “Islamic” or “Islamist” terrorism must urgently transform itself into a polylogue, involving all actors on the ground. In particular, we the Muslims should communicate to the world what “Islamic” terrorism ...
Egypt: looking back at a carnage
- Rabha Attaf رابحة عطاف
This was the deadliest attack Egypt has experienced in its recent history. The toll is heavy: 305 dead including 27 children, and 128 wounded, according to the Egyptian authorities.
On this Friday, 24 November, 2017, while the faithful were praying ...
Seventy Years of the New York Times Describing Saudi Royals as Reformers
- Abdullah Al-Arian عبد الله العريان
In honor of Thomas Friedman's latest love letter to the ruling dynasty in Saudi Arabia, here is seventy years worth of the New York Times describing the royal family as reformers.
The article describes King Saud as “more ...
Televised speech on the latest developments in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, 20 November 2017
- Hassan Nasrallah Хасан Насралла حسن نصر الله
Televised speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General, His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, on Monday November 20, 2017, in which he tackled the latest developments.
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I seek refuge in Allah ...
- Maged Atef ماجد عاطف
The Peninsula has become a breeding ground for terror. This article from last March explains why and how, allowing to uderstand the context of the recent slaughter at the Al-Rawdah mosque [Tlaxcala's Note]
After decades of relative calm, El-Arish, ...
Saudi Arabia Regional and Global Linkages
- James Petras
Saudi Arabia has built a powerful network of regional and local political, military and economic relationships incorporating a shared extremist-religious affiliation. As a result, despite its reputation as a backward despotic clerico-monarchy with an ...
Saad Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems
- Robert Fisk
He certainly did not anticipate what happened to him. Indeed, Hariri had scheduled meetings in Beirut on the following Monday – with the IMF, the World Bank and a series of discussions on water quality improvement; not exactly the action of a man ...
Saudi Arabia: this 'Night of the Long Knives' is a panic-fueled move
- Moon of Alabama
Yesterday 4th of November the ruling Salman clan in Saudi Arabia executed a Night of the Long Knives cleansing the state of all potential competition. The Saudi King Salman and his son Clown Prince Mohammad bin Salman initiated a large arrest wave ...
Billionaire prince detained in Saudi corruption probe
- MK Bhadrakumar
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, 10 other princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers have been detained by the anti-corruption committee in purge against dissenters and opponents
Within hours of a decree by the Saudi King Salman ...