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Understanding secularism without the controversy that shrouds it

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Secularism in speeches by Arab figures of authority is often controversial among Islamic and liberal movements. “Secularism” has thus become a subject for political and partisan arguments rather than a concept to be discussed to gain knowledge and modernize. Addressing secularism from this perspective became common. However the discussion entails a shallow definition of the concept and does not accurately and properly understand it or comprehend its meanings, representations and ...

Hassan Al Mustafa

Saudi novelist urges liberal thinkers in the region to stay put

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Hamad, who rejects the region’s liberal intellectuals making détente with Islamist thinkers, said: ‘I don’t trust mixing religion with politics’

Saudi Arabia’s devastating war

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The public is concerned about security and the economy as they feel the burden of the cost of wars and falling oil prices

Jamal Khashoggi

Canada’s marijuana industry lights up as legalization loo‎ms

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Using cannabis for medicinal purposes in Canada has been legal under certain conditions since 2001

Photos of shirtless, muscle-flexing new Canadian PM eclipse policy talk

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Trudeau will become the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history and brings an appeal more common in movie stars than statesmen.

Meet Saudi journalist Othman al-Omair, a ‘friend to kings’

Sunday, 18 October 2015

He is known as a “friend to kings”, since he has strong relationships with many Arab royals and leaders

Saudi court closes liberal website permanently

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The Saudi Liberal Network was accused of publishing anti-Islamic content

Egypt deviates towards right wing politics

Friday, 1 November 2013

Most political parties that struggle across the world have completely opposite ideologies. These powers are usually categorized via a more expanded concept on the basis of left-wing and right-wing. The U.S. is an example of that. There’s the Republican party, which is a clear embodiment of the political right-wing. It’s a socially and religiously conservative party. And just like our religious parties here, many of their candidates use sacred texts from the Bible and describe ...

Bassem Youssef

Moroccans stage ‘kiss-in’ to support accused teens

Saturday, 12 October 2013

A few dozen Moroccans staged a symbolic “kiss-in” Saturday in support of three teenagers arrested for posting pictures on Facebook of two of them sharing a kiss. Only around a dozen couples actually locked lips in the gathering outside parliament, but the demonstrators insisted they had defended the right to public displays of affection in Morocco’s conservative society. The kissing case has sparked uproar online, with people protesting against what they see as creeping ...

Show must go on for Lebanon’s struggling event planners

Monday, 7 October 2013

In unpredictable Lebanon, now caught up in the spillover from Syria’s civil war, the business of planning conferences, exhibitions and luxury weddings is not for the faint-hearted. But Lebanese organizers of such events - money-spinners in the tiny country’s vital tourism-oriented service sector - say they are determined to keep going, despite the risk of having to postpone or cancel when political turmoil or violence strike. The last two years, punctuated by Syria-linked bombings, ...

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