Day: May 16, 2014

Iran’s role in the Middle East grows

STORY SUMMARY Iran’s role in the Middle East grows A few months ago we pretty much hit the bottom in violence and political discord across the entire Middle East, with active wars and insurgencies and daily terrorism defining many quarters of the region. These two are Iran-United States relations, in […]

Makkah in focus as MERS spreads

RIYADH: MD RASOOLDEEN The World Health Organization reported on Friday new cases of laboratory-confirmed MERS coronavirus cases in Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, UAE and the US. Two confirmed cases of the virus in the Netherlands and in the US had a travel history to the Kingdom. The other victims of […]

Boko Haram and the crippling of Islam in Africa – Radical movements in Africa are hurting the future of Islam on the continent.

Abdelwahab El-Affendi Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi is Reader in Politics and the Centre for the Study, University of Westminster and Co-ordinator of the Centre’s Democracy and Islam Programme since 1998. n the 1980s, there was much talk in Nigeria about the “Kaduna Mafia”, a mythical and not-so-secretive organisation said to be […]

The Radicalisation of Swiss Muslims

May 15, 2014 Swissinfo.ch How do young men who grew up in Switzerland become extremists? Following this Swiss TV report on three cases, the Federal Intelligence Service confirmed that of 15 Swiss citizens who have travelled to Syria, five became Jihadists. (SRF Rundschau, swissinfo.ch) A team from the Swiss TV […]

The flame still burns

STORY SUMMARY On the 66th commemoration of the Nakba, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were violently forced out of their homes and off their land, it is more vital than ever that the world remembers what created such a tragedy, and how the issue is not going to disappear […]