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France: When Macron confronts secularism

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

On April 10, Emmanuel Macron delivered a speech before the Bishops of France in Paris. He addressed the prelates by saying that “the association between the Church and the State has declined and that it is important for both you and me to mend it.” Some observers, especially from leftist groups, regarded this statement as an act of questioning secularism, which is a pillar of the republic, as they felt that that there was no "repairing" to be done.Historically, the debate ...

Christian Chesnot

Trump fulfills Syria promise by showing what a ‘red line’ really means

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

US President Donald Trump did it and proved that he is not like his “soft,” if not to say the conspirator, predecessor Barack Obama. Trump has fulfilled his promise and showed what his ‘red line’ means on the Syrian map, the map of death and terrorism and international political vileness.He struck Al-Shayrat airbase with several Tomahawk missiles after the Syrian regime’s chemical attacks last year. Still, Bashar and his protectors, Russia and Iran, were not ...

Mashari Althaydi

A US-Saudi entertainment summit

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is currently in Los Angeles to meet with leaders from the entrainment industry. A Saudi-US summit on the future of entertainment in Saudi Arabia will be held in LA, the land of arts and future, and will be attended by a number of ministers and leaders from the most prominent entertainment companies in both countries. The crown prince had met with Kevin Tsujihara, the chairman of Warner Bros. Entertainment, and top executives from other relevant companies. ...

Mashari Althaydi

Trump, Putin and the disturbed left!

Monday, 26 March 2018

Just when US President Donald Trump overcomes a problem, or thinks he has, the leftist media creates another! It looks like this media’s sole aim is to annoy Trump rather than seek the truth. So far, no one has been able to prove that Trump had anything to do with the issue of Russian interference in the US elections.Trump definitely makes mistakes as for instance he unjustifiably insists that he can defeat the brutal American media. A prudent politician knows pretty well the importance of ...

Ahmad al-Farraj

‘Exporting Iran’s Revolution’: A pleasant euphemism for regional chaos

Thursday, 22 March 2018

In an article published on lobelog.com, “Does Iran’s Constitution Promote the Export of the Iranian Revolution?” February 27, 2018, Eldar Mamedov stated that “exporting the revolution” of Iran is essentially baseless allegations with no clear origin, denying the presence of any constitutional articles concerning this issue in the Iranian constitution.In the same article, however, Mamedov contradicts this statement, writing that the closest the Iranian constitution ...

Mohammed al-Sulami

The Hariri drama and Saudi Arabia

Friday, 2 March 2018

Many were surprised when Saudi Arabia invited Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to visit the kingdom, and when he welcomed the invitation! We can at least say that Hariri’s crisis proved that Saudi Arabia does not have absolute authority over any of its allies, even over Saad, the son of Rafiq Hariri who has a strong and long history of ties with the kingdom. It also proved that Saudi Arabia is a state, and not an exclusive agency for Hariri or any group or party. Unlike Saudi Arabia, ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

The prospect of Turkish-Greek flare-up over Cyprus gas!

Friday, 2 March 2018

Is Turkey about to open a military front against Greece? As a matter of fact, hostile statements and recent events in the Aegean have led to fears of a potential conflict between Turkey and Greece. Last Saturday, Turkish warships threatened to use force against an Italian ship in order to prevent it from extracting gas in Cyprus. There have been reports that Greek and Turkish vessels confronted each other in waters off uninhabited disputed islands on January 12. There have also been frequent ...

Huda al-Husseini

Interfaith conference: Opportunities for dialogue and challenges of conflict

Friday, 2 March 2018

In September 2006, Pope Benedict XVI sparked a fierce media war between Christians and Muslims when during a visit to Germany, he described Islam “as a religion not constrained by rationality.” His remarks stirred uproar considering he is the head of the Christian religious institution which has a centuries-long history of blood with Islam. The conflict between the two religions was greatly influential in drawing maps, sparking conflicts and renewing vengeful sentiments.Center for ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

There’s only one way to confront Iran’s domination

Monday, 26 February 2018

The US and Europe are well-aware that Iran reached the Mediterranean Sea and that the governments of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon paved way for Iran to get this far. However, do they realize that this threatens their national security, economic and political interests? Hanin Ghaddar, a Friedmann Visiting Fellow at the Washington Institute, wrote in a recent report: “Following its successes in the Syrian war, Iran’s next step is to infiltrate state institutions in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

Pakistan reconsiders relations with Afghanistan to regain American aid

Friday, 23 February 2018

Like Syria, will Afghanistan become a battlefield for big powers, regional states, extremist groups and organizations? Apparently, the United States, Pakistan, Iran, India, and China are trying to increase their influence. The Taliban have recently issued a letter (dated 14 February 2018) to the American people demanding the withdrawal of the US and Western forces from Afghanistan as a precondition for peace because it considers itself — not the present government ruling from Kabul — ...

Huda al-Husseini

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