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Recognition of Palestinian State: French Parliament Votes for Recognition

French lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine, a symbolic move that will not immediately affect France’s diplomatic stance but demonstrates growing European impatience with a stalled peace process…

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December 4, 2014

Pope Francis Prays in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

By Philip Pullella and Daren Butler Pope Francis is shown the Sultan Ahmet mosque, popularly known as the Blue Mosque, by Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, during his visit to Istanbul November 29, 2014.  REUTERS-Osservatore Romano (Reuters) – Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque on Saturday, in a […]

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December 4, 2014

Turkey to Host Training for 2,000 Syrian Rebels: Official

Turkish and U.S. forces will train 2,000 moderate Syrian rebel fighters at a base in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir as part of the campaign against Islamic State insurgents…

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November 26, 2014

Turkey in Preliminary Talks with Westinghouse on Third Nuclear Plant

Turkey has entered exclusive preliminary talks with U.S.-based Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Japan’s Toshiba group, on building the country’s third nuclear power plant, Westinghouse said.

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November 26, 2014

Saudi Arabia Leans on Gulf States to Close Ranks as Region Boils

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain agreed at a meeting on Sunday to return their ambassadors to Qatar, signaling an end to an eight-month dispute over Doha’s backing of Islamist militants in Syria and elsewhere and its promotion of Arab Spring revolts.

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November 26, 2014

Islamist Group Rejects Terrorism Designation

terrorist designation applied by UAE to scholars’ group

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November 26, 2014

Arab Spring and Democracy, Course of Future Prospects in the Middle East

The Arab Spring

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November 26, 2014

For Many Young British Muslims Tug of Peace is Stronger Than Pull of War

For some British Muslims, the path to jihad and the path to peaceful aid work can traverse much of the same terrain….

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November 26, 2014

Iran Nuclear Talks Extended Seven Months After Failing to Meet Deadline

Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year stand-off over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months to clinch an historic deal.

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November 26, 2014

Landmark Tunisian Presidential Election Heading for Run-Off

(Reuters) – Tunisians voted on Sunday to pick their first directly elected president…

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November 26, 2014

Palestinian Woman’s US Citizenship Revoked

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Karin Friedemann is a TMO columnist.  Her opinions are her own. “When she was 21, in 1969, Rasmea Odeh was arrested in the middle of the night by Israeli soldiers at her home, and for twenty-five days her interrogators tortured her,” Charlotte Silver reports in the Nation. “She was beaten from […]

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November 20, 2014

The Age of TV Jokers: Arab Media on the Brink

By Ramzy Baroud Editor’s note:  Ramzy Baroud is a PhD scholar in People’s History at the University of Exeter. He is a consultant at Middle East Eye. Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story […]

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November 20, 2014

The Takfiri Nation

By Geoffrey Cook, TMO Contributor Editor’s Note:  Geoffrey Cook is a long-standing columnist with TMO.  His opinions are his own. Washington–Before the fall of the socialist nations, I wondered what would take over to oppose the Unipolar (i.e., the Capitalist or First ‘World’).  I decided it would be Fundamentslism(s) – note the parenthetic plural.  Well, […]

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November 20, 2014

Saudi Oil Policy Uncertainty Unleashes the Conspiracy Theorists

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it’s too late…

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November 20, 2014

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Multiplication of Western Walls

By Prof. James Petras, Global Research A man celebrates on top of the Berlin wall at the time of its fall. On November 9, 2014, Germany and its Western Allies, celebrated the ‘Fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the subsequent‘re-unification’of the ‘two Germanys’.  Prime Minister Merkel described the ‘historic event’ as a “victory of freedom […]

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November 20, 2014

Don’t Just Fight the Islamic State Group- Fight for the Multi-State

By Adnan Kifayat *This commentary was originally published as “Transatlantic Take” by The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Editor’s Note: Adnan Kifayat is a senior resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and has held senior positions in public service, including at the White House, State Department, and Treasury […]

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November 20, 2014

Columbus Was (Not) The First To Cross The Atlantic

By Firas Alkhateeb EDITOR’S NOTE: Firas Alkhateeb is an Islamic History teacher at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois. This article originally published on LostIslamicHistory.com. The old poem that most American school children recognize begins “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…” Indeed, in the year 1492, Christopher Columbus (whose real name in Italian was Cristoforo […]

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November 20, 2014

Yusuf ‘Cat Stevens’ Islam Makes a Comeback

Four decades ago, folk legend Cat Stevens converted to Islam, changed his name to Yusuf Islam and all-but-vanished from the stage. Now he is back, with a world tour hoping to bridge the gap between his two identities…

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November 13, 2014

Daesh

The Takfr nation (i.e. ISIS) is “A huge threat [to the security of the United States]…an abomination… [it needs to be met with] military action!”

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November 13, 2014

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