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Chinese extradition request puts crackdown on Uyghurs in the spotlight

A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world's most intrusive...

Syrian forces encounter a dying jihadist army in northeast Hama

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Although not the most fantastic or headline-grabbing operation currently being undertaken by Syrian pro-government forces in comparison to their...

Targeting Islamic scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia, Saudia Arabia puts itself...

By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s foremost Islamic political...

ISIS eyes-out new territories in south Syria with little hint of...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) - The last several months has witnessed an exceptional increase in the amount violence between a key Islamic State affiliate...

Politicizing Education: Israel and Myanmar set worrisome precedent

Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome...

US hypocrisy on airstrikes and dead children demonstrated in Raqqa (Graphic...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:35 P.M.) - The ISIS-linked Amaq media group has released a short clip showing the aftermath of recent strikes carried out by...

Qatari wahhabism vs. Saudi wahhabism and the perils of top-down change

A multi-domed, sand-coloured, architectural marvel, Doha’s biggest and national mosque, symbolizes Qatar’s complex and troubled relationship with Saudi Arabia. Its naming six years ago...

Pundits need to rethink the world now more than ever.

Fifty years ago the New York Review of Books published an essay by the prolific intellectual, Professor Noam Chomsky, titled the “Responsibility of Intellectuals.”...

Asia’s dark underbelly: Conflicts threaten long-term stability and development

A host of conflicts, stretching across the Asian landmass from the Middle East to Southeast Asia and northwest China, are likely to spark violence,...

Tackling Corruption: Why Saudi Prince Mohammed’s approach raises questions

Leave aside for a moment questions of due process. Analysis of  Saudi Arabia’s three largest corporate failures explains why Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s...
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