Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: RELIGION

Partisans and deception of the naive

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Dr Ahmad al-Farraj :: All cards have now been put on the table. According to the esteemed Saudi Presidency of the State Security, a cell that works for a foreign country has been uncovered. Citizens breathed a sigh

Pope Francis, Muslim World League Secretary discuss interfaith coexistence

:: Pope Francis received the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who is currently visiting the Vatican. During the meeting, both exchanged views on a number of issues of common interest, which are

Modi urges India to reject violence in name of religion

:: Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged India on Tuesday to reject religious violence, after a series of attacks against minorities sparked debate about whether a surge of Hindu nationalism is undermining the country’s secular ideals. In a speech from the

Group says Minnesota mosque blast was caused by thrown bomb

:: Someone apparently threw a bomb through the window of a suburban Minneapolis mosque on Saturday as people were preparing for morning prayers, damaging the imam’s office but not injuring anyone, an official said. The blast happened at around 5

Otaiba, secularization and the ideological uproar

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

By : Fahad Shoqiran :: Late thinker Mohammed Arkoun often complained of the vagueness of the concept of secularism when translated into Arabic. He said using the French term “laïcité” conveys the concept better than the Arabic word. Arkoun noted

Religion and people’s exhaustion

Turki AlDakhil

By : Turki Aldakhil :: What was significant during the seminar, organized by Riyadh newspaper two days ago, was the statements made by officials at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs. The officials included Dr. Tawfiq al-Sudairi, Sheikh Saad al-Yahya, Sheikh

Doctor’s arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

Zehra Patwa

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcized, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Patwa, 46, doesn’t remember undergoing

Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body condemns twin Egypt church attacks

Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body has condemned the twin church attacks in Egypt claimed by ISIS, saying the bombings represented a “criminal act considered forbidden by Islamic consensus”. The Council of Senior Scholars released their statement on Twitter on Sunday

The revolt of radical European Muslims against their parents

Samar Fatany

By : Samar Fatany According to French political scientist Professor Olivier Roy of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, the revival of religions today is mainly due to the separation of culture and religion. American evangelical movements, Protestant fundamentalism

Run-off election for Jakarta governor heightens tension

A tight and possibly ugly contest is expected in a second round election for governor of the Indonesian capital that will pit the minority Christian incumbent against a former cabinet minister backed by conservative Muslim clerics. After months of campaigning

Over 1.5 million set for Pope’s grand finale in Poland

Pope Francis was set to celebrate mass Sunday with some 1.6 million pilgrims in a vast plain outside Krakow, wrapping up an emotionally-charged trip which took him to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. High-spirited teenagers, scouts, priests and families camped under

Bulgarian town bans Islamic face veil in public

The central Bulgarian town of Pazardzhik banned the wearing of full-face veils in public on Wednesday in a move the local government said would prevent tension among communities and boost security. The ban, the first of its kind in the

Obama denounces anti-Muslim bias in mosque visit

President Barack Obama made his first visit to a U.S. mosque on Wednesday, in an effort to allay the fears of Americans accustomed to pop-culture portrayals of Muslims as terrorists, and to reassure Muslim American youth about their place in

Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq razed

Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State of Iraq

India’s Modi calls Muslim’s murder over beef ‘unfortunate’

Narendra Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on Wednesday over the lynching of a Muslim man suspected of eating beef, calling it “unfortunate”, after criticism over his failure to speak out. Modi accused the opposition of trying to stir

At least two arrested in ‘anti-jihadist’ raid in France

At least two people were arrested during an anti-jihadist operation in southern France that was still ongoing early Tuesday, a security source said. The operation took place in the small town of Lunel east of Montpellier in southern France, from

France suffers ‘social and ethnic apartheid:’ PM

Prime Minister Manuel Valls

Deadly shootings by home-grown Islamists have cast a light on France’s “geographical, social and ethnic apartheid,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday in one of the starkest indictments of French society by a government figure. The Jan. 7-9 attacks

Iran rejects controversial new hijab law

A draft law that would give greater powers to Iran’s police and volunteer militias to enforce women’s compulsory wearing of the veil has been ruled unconstitutional, state media reported Saturday. Under Islamic law in force in Iran since the 1979

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