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Saudi Arabia Breaks Off Diplomatic Relations With Iran

Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it would cut diplomatic ties with Iran. According to the Al Arabiya news channel, Riyadh announced cutting ties with Tehran and decided to evict Iranian diplomatic mission from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a news conference that Iran’s diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia had been given 48 …

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Does Political Islam Have a Future?

The political space for nonviolent, Islam-inflected politics has become narrower and more treacherous in the last year. Squeezed by repression on one side and radical violence on the other, nonviolent political Islamists were increasingly silenced or eliminated in 2015. Moderate parties were sidelines in Egypt, Algeria, Jordan and …

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Global Crises 2016: Western Media, the Public Interest, Corrupting Youth, the Real Terrorism, Collective Consciousness

Philosopher John McMurtry was asked to “co-operate with Ayatollah Khamenei in the Supreme Leader’s letter to the Youth in Europe and North America”.  The questions posed by  a designated US enemy opened a new world standpoint on the US-led world disorder and the taboo depths of  shared crises as …

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Iran’s Leader Orders to Expand Missile Program Over US Sanctions Threat

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source close to the Obama administration, that Washington was preparing fresh sanctions against firms and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates over alleged links to Iran’s nuclear program. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the …

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