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Challenging the Saudi crown prince: Alwaleed bin Talal toughs it out

Incarcerated for almost two months in a gilded cage in Riyadh’s luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel, Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal appears to be putting...

Politicizing Education: Israel and Myanmar set worrisome precedent

Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome...

Ex-Pakistani Prime Minister puts Pakistani military and China on the spot

Ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif kicked up a storm when he earlier this month seemingly admitted that Pakistan had supported militants who attacked...

Pundits need to rethink the world now more than ever.

Fifty years ago the New York Review of Books published an essay by the prolific intellectual, Professor Noam Chomsky, titled the “Responsibility of Intellectuals.”...

How private corporations will benefit from Kurdish independence

The Kurdistan region of Iraq, rich with oil resources, has been a bargaining chip for large oil corporations in recent years. Companies have flooded...

Assad loses 2,000 tanks since Syrian War started, still has thousands...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) - The latest hype to be spread around by opposition sources to ease humiliation suffered by East Ghouta rebels is...

Playing US sanctions: China walks a fine line in Iran

Chinese businessman Sheng Kuan Li didn’t worry about sanctions when he decided in 2010 to invest $200 million in a steel mill in Iran...

Transition in the Middle East: Transition to what?

Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what? Dominating the answer is an...

Iran: Protests and threat of renewed sanctions focus economic thinking

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President Hasan Rouhani's repeated...

Targeting Islamic scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia, Saudia Arabia puts itself...

By declaring the Qatar-based International Union of Islamic Scholars (ILUM) a terrorist organization, Saudi Arabia is confronting some of the world’s foremost Islamic political...