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Rabi' al-Awwal, 14191998-07-16

Crescent International Vol. 27, No. 10

Book Review

Changing patterns of China's foreign policy in the Middle East

Zafar Bangash

China is an emerging superpower. For decades, the west viewed it as an enemy because of its radical ideology. Many American cold warriors still consider it so despite far reaching changes in China. These have of necessity affected its foreign policy preferences as well. Within China, old ideas have had to be discarded and new realities taken into account.

Occupied Arab World

Arab regimes dither as Zionists tighten grip on Holy City of Quds

Abul Fadl

In a move designed to further its efforts towards the complete Judaization of Jerusalem, the Israeli government approved the creation of a ‘super-municipality’ for the Holy City.

South-East Asia

The forgotten people of Acheh-Sumatra

Crescent International

Most Muslims would probably have a hard time explaining where exactly Acheh-Sumatra is. This is not entirely their fault.


French recognition of Armenian ‘genocide’ by Turkey against Azerbaijan

M.S. Ahmed

The French senate is set to consider a bill passed by the French National Assembly which recognizes the alleged genocide of Armenians by Turks during the first world war.


Conflicting claims to Euphrates water muddy Syrian-Turkish relations

Mohamed Ali Kazem, Abul Fadl

When the Syrian ambassador in Washington, Walid al-Mu’allim, recently spoke about his country’s rights in the province of Alexandretta, he also signaled that the turbulent relations between Syria and Turkey have inched closer toward a crisis point.


Indians speak from both sides of their mouth on Kashmir

Zafar Bangash

As Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif heads for Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, for his first face-to-face meeting with his Indian counterpart later this month, Kashmir will be high on his agenda.


Hijab banned, adultery permitted in Kemalist Turkey

Waseem Shehzad

To their eternal shame, Kemalists in Turkey continue to expose themselves as a morally bankrupt bunch. They ban Muslim girls and women who wear the hijab from attending school or university but insist that adultery is permissible.


American blasphemer escapes justice in Kenya

Our Nairobi Correspondent

An American evangelist charged with insulting the noble messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, was deported from Kenya on July 30 leaving the country’s 1.5 million Muslims disappointed and angry.

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