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Analysis: Domestic Concerns Drive Oman’s Foreign Policy

Traditionally reticent Oman has become unusually assertive in opposing a Saudi plan for Gulf Arab states to close ranks against Iran

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December 26, 2013

Economic Instability in Pakistan

Pakistan is experiencing the worst economic crisis and the continuing downturn has worsened in recent years.

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December 19, 2013

Innocent Question or Microaggression?

By Karin Friedemann, TMO Heben Nigatu wrote an article on Buzzfeed this week entitled “21 Microaggressions You Hear On a Daily Basis,” based on a photo series taken by photographer Kiyun, who asked minority students at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus to “write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced.” She uses the […]

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December 12, 2013

Iran: Not About Weapons

If you want to understand the U.S.-Iran controversy, know this: It is not about nuclear weapons.

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December 5, 2013

Welcome to the Human-Machine Civilization

From the midst of the modern civilization is emerging yet another set of ideas that would probably exhaust all possible means to reportedly make human beings smarter to the extent of promoting a new scientific world known as human-machine culture.

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November 14, 2013

The Myth of Israel

Israel has been poisoned by the psychosis of permanent war.

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November 7, 2013

Requesting Your Assistance: Protect the Right to Wear Hijab

By Zeynep Kandur, İstanbul, Turkey To the Editor: Women shout slogans to protest against a ban on the wearing Islamic head scarves in universities, in Ankara, Turkey.  Photograph by Burhan Ozbilici, AP In response to the letter written by Professor Carol Delaney, dated October 9, 2013: Professor Delaney claims that the lifting of the ban […]

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October 31, 2013

Fractured Opposition Could Derail Syria Talks

Despite U.S. and Western pressure on the opposition to take part in U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at halting the two-and-a-half-year-old Syrian civil war, most experts here believe the rebels are unlikely to show up any time soon…

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October 24, 2013

Who Is Benefiting from Her Ongoing Saga?

Prophet Muhammad (s) said: “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.” (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith #74) He also said: “One who treads a path in search of knowledge has his path to Paradise made easy by God…” (Riyadh us-Saleheen, hadith #245)

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October 17, 2013

Redistributing Wealth on a Local Level: Possible

How to avoid waste in America

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October 17, 2013

Algeria’s Bouteflika Flexes Muscles Before 2014 Vote

Five months after a stroke put him in a Paris clinic under a cloud of succession rumors, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is again exercising the political muscle that has kept him in power for more than a decade.

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October 3, 2013

Who Was Aaron Alexis?

He was not a Muslim, so obviously he was not a “terrorist”

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September 26, 2013

The Uncertain Future of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

As the Muslim Brotherhood are once again banned in Egypt, the future for that nation is now deeply uncertain.

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September 26, 2013

The United Nations’ Loss of Credibility

The United Nations has always had issues maintaining its credibility.

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September 19, 2013

Million American March Speech: Against the Politics of Fear

Our peace dividend was squandered on wars — wars based on lies.

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September 12, 2013

The Shadow of the Iraq War on Syria

The Iraq War began more than ten years ago, and yet its legacy looms large today.

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September 5, 2013

Who’s Who: Egypt’s ‘Color Coup’

A new tactic has been added to the US democracy promotion arsenal, where `color revolutions’ are too difficult, and `postmodern coups’ fail, writes Eric Walberg

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August 29, 2013

Why US Policy Toward Egypt Reveals Divisions Within the Obama Administration

By Abdulla Tarabishy, TMO With Egypt in an unpredictable state of turmoil at the moment, it is natural that the US would be unsure of what to do or say. However, statements from US officials in the past few weeks have revealed that there are disagreements within the Obama administration over what the US policy […]

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August 22, 2013

“There is Very Little to Celebrate This Year’s ‘Eid”

The sacred month saw great bloodshed and suffering of the faithful in the neighborhood and across the world…

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August 15, 2013

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