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Is Saudi Arabia on Path Toward Balance?

19/02/2015

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Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia, Faisal Photography برج المملكة

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 23:40 p.m. DST, 19 February 2015 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –  Geographically located at the geopolitical crossroads of the Middle East and the West, Saudi Arabia has come a long way from being known only as a religiously constrained nation dominated by hardline conservatives focused more on internal governance […]

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ISIS, Al Qaeda, Houthi Rebels Compete in Yemen

31/01/2015

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Local Fighters Team with Al Qeada, Abyan Province, Yemen, Photo by Joe Sheffer

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:20 p.m. DST, 01 February 2015 YEMEN – ISIS has infiltrated Yemen, a country already flooded with terrorist groups. The Syria-based terror group, known for its extreme brutality and shockingly successful recruitment of outsiders, has gained a tentative foothold alongside the Al Qaeda forces already present. Al Qaeda […]

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Does Middle East Harbour Fears of Oil Drying Up?

04/12/2014

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Oil Capital, Photo by Wolfgang Schlegl

Vinita Tiwari, Middle East Correspondent Last Modified: 11:55 p.m. DST, 04 November 2014 MIDDLE EAST – Will the world soon experience a major oil and gas crunch? Many global countries are gradually becoming self-dependent and planning to adopt new drilling technologies in the hope of discovering their own oil reserves. The Middle East, which has […]

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Saudi Arabia Grapples with Women’s Right to Drive Within Existing Restrictions

13/11/2014

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Rocío Flores, Associate Editor Last Modified: 15:40 p.m. DST, 13 November 2014 SAUDI ARABIA – A common Western activity such as driving has been an issue for women in Saudi Arabia for ages. Although women over thirty have been allowed to drive, this right has been curtailed by the stringent restriction to which they are […]

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Islamic New Year 2014 | The Prophet and Kaaba

24/10/2014

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Robin Appleby Dubai 2014 New Years' Eve Fireworks Yet another amazing display, but now a record breaker!

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:52 p.m. DST, 24 October 2014 This year, the new Islamic New Year fell on October 24. The date will mark the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to Medina in year 622. He led his followers over 200 miles across barren desert to escape persecution. […]

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