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The Saudi narrative has lost its appeal in own constituency

Our Own Correspondent

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14382017-02-01

For decades the Saudis have peddled their narrow-minded nonsense as ideology by disbursing petrodollars. Given its disastrous consequences for the Ummah, this no longer works even with its own agents.

Egypt, Saudi relations weak and fragile

Amir Sajadi

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14382017-02-01

There is little in common between the Egyptian and Saudi regimes even if both are puppets of the West and the Saudis have tried to buttress the crumbling Egyptian economy. Their differences are coming to the fore amid rising tensions between the two oppressive regimes.

Al-Jazeera’s latest sensationalism again exposes its sinister agenda

Waseem Shehzad

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14382017-02-01

Al Jazeera tries to project itself as the voice of the Arab street but in reality it is an echo chamber for Western propaganda.

West grief-stricken at Aleppo’s liberation

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

Didn’t the Western rulers and their media tell us that they are opposed to the takfiri terrorists? So why are they so grief-stricken at the terrorists’ defeat in Aleppo?

Welcome home ISIS! The Obama administration’s plan to reintegrate foreign terrorist fighters

John Andrew Morrow

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

Far from fighting the takfiri terrorists, the US wants to reintegrate them into society. In fact, they are being kept on hold for mischief and mayhem elsewhere in the Muslim world.

Is the Muslim East due for a grand realignment?

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

The fickle Arabian rulers are at each other’s throat one minute and rubbing noses and kissing the next. This is what is happening with the rulers of two regimes: Bani Saud of Arabia and the Pharaoh of Egypt.

Pakistan’s young parliamentarians focus on Kashmir

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

The ongoing tragedy and suffering of the people of Kashmir will be the focus of a conference organized by Pakistan’s young parliamentarians in Islamabad on January 5 and 6. Parliamentarians, academics and activists from all over the world will attend the two-day event.

Nardaran events’ long-term repercussions for Azerbaijan

Our Caucasus correspondent

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14382017-01-01

Whereas the Aliyev regime’s brutal crackdown of Islamic activists has failed to cow them down, it will in fact result in the shortening of the regime’s shelf-life.

The battle for Mosul: conflicting agendas of Turkey and Iraq

Catherine Shakdam

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

Turkish forces are present in the operation against the takfiris in Mosul without the agreement of the Iraqi government. The two governments have conflicting agendas.

Hariri faction submits to ground realities in Lebanon

Tahir Mustafa

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

Lebanon finally has a president in 29 months. Saad Hariri, a former prime minister, had to submit to ground realities by accepting the choice of Hizbullah, his political rivals, for president.

Turkey’s post-coup crackdown targets Muslim opposition

Ahmet Aslan

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

Under the guise of weeding out members of the Gulenist cult from various state institutions, Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan has embarked upon the wholesale arrest of committed Muslims.

What drives Modi’s anti-Pakistan policy?

Shahid Alam

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

Narendra Modi’s anti-Pakistan policy is driven both by internal compunctions and external factors. The bottom line is to appeal to Hindu fascists from whose ranks Modi has emerged.

Donald Trump and his right-wing crowd

Tahir Mahmoud

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

President-elect Donald Trump has made his intentions clear by appointing rightwing extremists into his administration. Almost all of them are extreme Islamophobes.

Desert storm engulfs Saudi economy

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Poverty and Saudi Arabia may appear a contradiction in terms yet the kingdom’s economy has suffered massive blows because of wrong-headed policies. The kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy.

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Saudis buy more arms even while income falls

Ayman Ahmed

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Gripped by multiple crises, the Bani Saud think buying more weapons from the West would get them security. This is likely to hasten their downfall.

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Rise of Russia and the looming Balkan crisis

Umar Shahid

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

While the rise of Russia is seen as a good sign to contain America’s belligerence, on the flip side, Moscow is courting the Serbs in Bosnia threatening the Muslim majority country in the Balkans.

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Afghanistan and the return of the Taliban

Catherine Shakdam

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

After spending more than a trillion dollars in Afghanistan, the Americans are not closer to vanquishing the Taliban. The resistance group has emerged stronger and now occupies large swathes of territory.

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Why is the foreign policy establishment spoiling for more war? Look at their donors

Dennis Kucinich

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Major donors to political parties and to individual politicians have totally corrupted the American political system. This explains why wars are waged all over the world leading to much bloodshed and hatred for the US.

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Who establishes Hajj rules: Allah or Bani Saud?

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372016-10-01

Since the Bani Saud occupied the Arabian Peninsula nearly 100 years ago, they have imposed rules that run contrary to the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. They should not be allowed to get away with this.

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Grozny conference challenges the Saudis

Tahir Mustafa

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14372016-10-01

It came as a shock to the Saudis that they were not only not invited to the Islamic conference in Grozny but that the final communiqué even excluded them from being Sunnis.

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