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Mr. Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, Addresses General Assembly, 68th session, 2013

Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, addresses the general debate of the sixty-eighth session of the General Assembly… Continue reading

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Kuwait Expels Thousands of Palestinians

Much has been made of the Palestinian exodus of 1948. Yet during their decades of dispersal, the Palestinians have experienced no less traumatic ordeals at the hands of their Arab brothers… Continue reading

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Hezbollah’s Terrorist Activities during the 1980s

Hezbollah’s terrorist activity during the first years of its existence focused on the United States and France, the main targets of a wave of terrorist attacks in Lebanon and elsewhere… Continue reading

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Islamic ‘Adult Breastfeeding’ Fatwas Return

Female workers should “breastfeed” their male co-workers in order to work in each other’s company… Continue reading

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The Iraqi Model: As Good As It Gets

Iraq is in a mess. Violence continues. Factionalism leads to endless bickering. Corruption is at high levels. Christians live in fear or flee altogether. Islamism is constantly creeping forward… Continue reading

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The Muslim Brotherhood in the United Arab Emirates

Qatar became a Muslim Brotherhood stronghold in 1954, when a group of its activists found refuge there… Continue reading

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Sheikh Naser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Addresses the General Debate of the 66th Session of the General Assembly

End the Israeli occupation of all the Arab territories it occupied after 4 June 1967, including the Syrian Golan… Continue reading

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Iranian Press Criticizes Persian Gulf Rulers

The tensions between Iran and the Persian Gulf states have escalated in recent days on the backdrop of the ongoing political crisis in Bahrain… Continue reading

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Saudis give up on US, instigate direct Gulf action against Iran

After giving up on US and Israel ever confronting Iran, Saudi Arabia has gone out on a limb against the Obama administration… Continue reading

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Iran: Kuwait’s Allegations of Espionage Serve Zionists’ Interests

Iran rejected Kuwait’s recent allegations saying that the “baseless claims” only serve Zionist regime’s interests… Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, Gulf States: Iran Is Attacking Us; Obama Administration: Excuses, Excuses!

How sadly ironic. A few years ago, the two previous U.S. presidents were trying to get Gulf Arab states to do more to foster an… Continue reading

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Why Moderate Arabs Are Horrified at Obama Administration Policy

I’ve seen a lot in media expressing the views of the Gulf Arab states and officials’ statements… Continue reading

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Deadly Crackdown on Bahrain Protesters, Iran Rattled by Saudi Military Intervention

The contest between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the Sunni-Shiite split in the Arab world were ramped up to a dangerous level… Continue reading

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Foreign Troops go into Bahrain

Saudi and United Arab Emirates troops crossed into Bahrain Monday, March 14 to support the king against escalating anti-throne demonstrations… Continue reading

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Deadly Crackdown on Bahrain Protesters

Tanks rolled into Pearl Square, Manama, early Thursday, Feb. 17, personally commanded by King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa in full military regalia, hours after… Continue reading

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The Good Enemy, the Bad Enemy and the Palestinians

Israel’s relationship to the Palestinians has always been globally approached with standardized heavy criticism made to Israel. The main charges waved in Israel’s face have always been “the Disapropriate use of force” and… Continue reading

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Saudi and Egyptian Forces Carried Out Their First Ever Joint Exercise

Egypt and Saudi Arabia secretly carried out their first ever joint exercise this week with the participation of their special operations, marine, armored, missile, air and naval forces, debkafile’s military sources reveal… Continue reading

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The Real Middle Eastern Cold War

This new Cold War represents the current ideological division in the Middle East between the “revolutionary bloc,” led chiefly by Iran, Syria, and more recently Turkey, and the “status-quo bloc,” led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt… Continue reading

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The Survival of Traditional Regimes in the Persian Gulf

If you had told experts in the mid-1960s that a half-century later every king and emir then ruling in the Persian Gulf would still be there, most would have been astonished… Continue reading

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Hamas Circumvents France’s Ban on Al-Aqsa TV

On June 7, 2010, the French government instructed its broadcasting authority to terminate the transmissions of Al-Aqsa TV. Hamas activists took immediate action in an attempt to lift the ban… Continue reading

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The Persistence of Islamic Slavery

Slavery was taken for granted throughout Islamic history, as it was, of course, in the West as well up until relatively recent times. Yet while the European and American slave trade get stern treatment attention from historians, the Islamic slave trade, which actually lasted longer and brought suffering to a larger number of people, is virtually ignored… Continue reading

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Turkey Threatens Reprisals if Israel Halts Flotilla for Gaza

The Turkish government sent a secret message to Jerusalem Monday, May 24, threatening reprisals if the Israeli Navy prevents the “Freedom Flotilla” of nine boats from reaching the Gaza Strip on… Continue reading

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The Arab Apartheid Week

The Jewish state is being demonized in more than 30 cities across the world as part of the annual hate-fest known as “Israel Apartheid Week”, which aims to tarnish the country’s image by portraying it as akin to the racist regime which ruled South Africa… Continue reading

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Islamism 2.0

To borrow a computer term, if Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, and Nidal Hasan represent Islamism 1.0, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (the prime minister of Turkey), Tariq Ramadan (a Swiss intellectual), andKeith Ellison (a U.S. congressman) represent Islamism 2.0. The former kill more people but the latter pose a greater threat to Western civilization… Continue reading