How Saudi women’s license to drive has dealt a major blow to radicals

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Saudi King Salman’s royal decree on granting driving licenses for women in the kingdom as of next June reaffirms the government’s aims for women to be a crucial element in society. READ ALSO: Saudi Arabia: King Salman orders driving licenses for women The move shows that the Saudi government aims to ensure that women are granted a right that was previously stalled for societal reasons. Today, many Gulf observers believe Saudi Arabia is on a path of growth and restructuring in ...

George and Amal Clooney donate $1M to fight hate groups

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

George and Amal Clooney are donating $1 million to fight hate groups. The couple announced Tuesday that their Clooney Foundation for Justice is supporting the Southern Poverty Law Center with a $1 million grant to combat hate groups in the United States. George Clooney says in a statement Tuesday that they wanted to add their voices and financial assistance to the fight for equality. Clooney said, “There are no two sides to bigotry and hate.” The Southern Poverty Law Center monitors ...

Yemeni minister claims 600 preachers tortured and killed by Houthis

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Houthis and militias allied to ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have allegedly arrested, tortured and killed more than 600 preachers and blew up 300 mosques and Quran schools since the start of the war in 2015, the Yemeni Minister of Human Rights Mohammed Askar said on Tuesday. The minister specified that these operations occured in multiple areas under Houthi control, but did not mention the exact number of preachers killed. According to the official Yemeni news agency, Askar said ...

In Egypt, ‘3000 extremist fatwas’ incite destruction of churches

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Egypt's official religious institution tasked with drafting edicts has found 3,000 fatwas (religious edicts) issued by extremists that incite the destruction of churches in the country, Egypt’s Grand Mufti, Dr. Shawki Allam, said on Friday.Dr. Allam rejected the existence of these fatwas, saying: “human diversity is inevitable and divine … the oppression of religions is rejected by law because human relations are a divine formula to achieve coexistence and renounce ...

Extremists, rebels in heavy clashes in northwest Syria

Friday, 27 January 2017

Fighting between Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and more moderate, foreign-backed factions erupted

The UAE: Why do moderates love it, but extremists hate it?

Saturday, 14 January 2017

The UAE offers a civilized image of tolerance, human diversity and individual freedoms

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Militia smuggle 40,000 barrels of oil to Iran daily

Friday, 18 November 2016

Popular Mobilization militias in Iraq smuggle 40,000 barrels of oil that’s produced in north Iraq to Iran daily


The battle for Mosul in pictures

Monday, 17 October 2016

French couple is put under formal investigation for ties to extremists

Saturday, 15 October 2016

The two partners, aged 21 and 17, were in contact with ISIS militant Rachid Kassim via the Telegram encrypted messaging system

US hits ISIS Libya positions as air war rages on

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Many of the strikes are being conducted from the USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean

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