Month: December 2013

Saudi Arabia’s struggle for influence What are the ramifications for Lebanon as it accepts a record military aid package from the kingdom?

Saudi Arabia has pledged $3bn in aid to the Lebanese armed forces, a gift that comes in a time when tensions run high, both inside Lebanon and across the region. Lebanese President Michel Sleiman announced the donation on Sunday describing it as the largest grant ever given to the country’s […]

Saudi Arabia's struggle for influence What are the ramifications for Lebanon as it accepts a record military aid package from the kingdom?

Saudi Arabia has pledged $3bn in aid to the Lebanese armed forces, a gift that comes in a time when tensions run high, both inside Lebanon and across the region. Lebanese President Michel Sleiman announced the donation on Sunday describing it as the largest grant ever given to the country’s […]

New Year Poem

Author: Atif Munawar Mir How bittersweet the time of New Year’s The scope of celebration beyond a mere digit’s change ‘Tis a time when: New hopes are born.  Old dreams fade away. Fresh resolutions are made.  Old ones pass away. The magic of possibility imbues the mundane. The power to […]

A Muslim’s Christmas wish

By Saad Karamat: A recent graduate of University of California, Berkeley, where he studied global poverty and public health. He is an aspiring physician and humanitarian. Originally published in The Orange County Register Most people are often surprised to hear that Jesus is a highly esteemed figure in Islam. My friend once asked, […]