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Al-Qaeda, ISIS, And The Shia

By Dr. Haytham Mouzahem* “Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula”(AQAP), based in Yemen, has significantly denied its involvement in Sanaa’s suicide bombs in the Shia Zaidi mosques, which are frequented by followers of the Houthi “Ansarullah” group, saying it is against its principles to target mosques. The organization announced in a …

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Saudi Arabia’s Execution Spree

THE LEVANT NEWS — By THE EDITORIAL BOARD of The New York Times — Ali al-Nimr was sentenced to beheading and crucifixion for participating in a protest at age 17. Raif Badawi was to receive a thousand lashes — a punishment sure to kill — for his blog posts. A …

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State Department Records Show Concern About Clinton Ties to ‘Saudi Entities’

By Elizabeth MacDonald for FOXBusiness —  (Reuters) High-level concern was raised in emails at the State Department about former President Bill Clinton’s speeches in Saudi Arabia in January 2011, among other things, as the controversy over the alleged conflicts of interest between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s duties as secretary of state …

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Saudi king has ‘full confidence’ in Egypt security

The Levant News– Saudi King Salman has expressed “full confidence” in Egyptian security measures, ordering Riyadh’s national airline to continue flights to Sharm el-Sheikh despite suspicions a bomb downed a Russian jet flying from the resort. An ally of Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the king “directed Saudi Arabian Airlines to …

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Hezbollah wants case against Al-Mayadeen dropped

THE LEVANT NEWS — Hezbollah Wednesday urged Information Minister Ramzi Joreige to drop a libel case brought forward by Arabsat satellite communications operator against the pan-Arab Al-Mayadeen television channel. “Al-Mayadeen channel did not violate any legal terms of the contract signed between them and the Lebanese government,” Hezbollah MP Hasan …

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Israel-GCC Ties

The Levant News — by Simon Henderson for inFocus Quarterly – Fall 2015 — How does one write 2,000 words about links between Israel and the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, which no official of any of the seven countries is publicly prepared to admit exist? The …

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Top royals in Saudi power struggle

The Levant News — DUBAI: A power struggle is emerging between Saudi Arabia’s two most powerful princes, analysts and diplomats say, as the secretive kingdom confronts some of its biggest challenges in years. The Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, falling oil prices and rising jihadist violence are putting the country’s …

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Saudi-led strikes on Yemen hospital wound several

THE LEVANT NEWS– A Yemeni hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was bombed in a Saudi-led airstrike, wrecking the facility and wounding several people, the hospital director said Tuesday. A Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil war in March to try to restore its government after …

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Is Saudi Arabia on a hazardous adventure?

The Levant News — by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz, Washington — At great risk, Saudi Arabia confronts Iran in rhetoric and on the battlefield in Syria and Yemen. The National Council on US-Arab Relations, NCUSAR, is an established Washington intercultural agency focused on Arab Gulf interests. This year’s Iran meeting (October 14-15) was the 24th …

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Houthis’ fire missile

The Levant News — Yemen Houthis say fire missile in retaliation for Saudi ‘war crimes’. Yemen’s Houthi forces fired a ballistic missile on Thursday in retaliation for attacks by a Saudi-led coalition, a source in the Iranian-allied group said, and a Houthi-linked television station said a Scud missile had been …

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Our Children Are Terrorists

The Levant News — by Mansour Alnogaidan –Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with officials from the prisons system of the General Investigations Directorate in the Saudi province of Qaseem. An appalling number of children, between the ages of 15 and 19, are now behind bars there. …

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The Pilgrimage(Hajj): The Fifth Pillar of Islam

The Fifth Pillar of Islam: The Pilgrimage (Hajj) Play article audioDownload audio Description: The merits and various rites performed in Hajj, the fifth of the five obligatory fundamental Muslim practices. By Imam Kamil Mufti Published on 13 Feb 2006 – Last modified on 04 Jan 2015 Viewed: 176309 (daily average: …

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