Middle East · Politics · United States

Dueling Narratives in Iran Over U.S. Relations

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran was protected by bodyguards as he left the airport in Tehran on Saturday. ATTA KENARE / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that there was a “real chance” to reach an agreement with the United States over his country’s nuclear program, as long as Washington… Continue reading Dueling Narratives in Iran Over U.S. Relations

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Aviation · Politics · Technology · United States

Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

BEIJING — For almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense contractor after another, at least 20 in all. Their target, according to an American cybersecurity company that monitored the attacks, was the technology behind the United States’ clear lead in military drones. “I believe this is the largest campaign we’ve… Continue reading Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones

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Middle East · Politics · United States

Netanyahu Dismisses Iranian President’s Remarks

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has dismissed as “media spin” a flurry of statements by the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, about the goals of his nation’s nuclear program and his willingness to engage in diplomacy regarding it, saying, “There is no need to be fooled by the words.” “The test is not… Continue reading Netanyahu Dismisses Iranian President’s Remarks

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Africa · Arab World · Middle East · Politics · Terrorism · United States

Syria crisis: Gauging Russia’s reactions to strike scenario

There are two subjects Russians talk about a lot: history and geography. In recent days, there’s been much public discussion of both. Russian officials and the media have been constantly recalling “Yugoslavia – 1999”, “Iraq – 2003” and “Libya – 2011” as examples of Western military intervention which resulted in regime change. The suspicion in… Continue reading Syria crisis: Gauging Russia’s reactions to strike scenario

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Human-Rights · Religion & Spirituality

Teaching myself how not to lose hope

Written by Asmaa Hussein   Teaching myself how not to lose hope: Amr Kassem 1987-2013 “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty and rejoice for the… Continue reading Teaching myself how not to lose hope

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Islam · Religion & Spirituality

My Girlfriend by Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi

A Story By Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi – My girlfriend! Two years ago, I had been to Canada and stayed there sometime. I met an Arab brother there, And he was a doctor who had post-graduate studies there, But he was an Arab Muslim. So, I asked him how his work was going on. He… Continue reading My Girlfriend by Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi

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Arab World · Human-Rights · Middle East · Politics · Terrorism

Schneider: Egypt’s identity torn in two

When he joined his large family for the first Iftar (evening meal) of Ramadan in July, filmmaker and photographer Mohamed Radwan did not expect to find himself explaining to a hostile group why he had helped organize the sit-in at the Culture Ministry in Cairo and had marched on June 30 to oust Egyptian President… Continue reading Schneider: Egypt’s identity torn in two

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Daawah · Islam · Religion & Spirituality

Islam and Early Marriage

Early marriages are originally recommended for Muslims; it is healthy and helps for chastity. Delay of marriages is very helpful for the Shaytan. When a girl reaches the level of maturity (physically and psychologically), it is recommended to marry them off as soon as possible. One of the main aim of encouraging early marriage is… Continue reading Islam and Early Marriage

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Arab World · Middle East · Politics

Egypt: Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed

A funeral on Saturday for a victim of clashes in Cairo. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE — GETTY IMAGES CAIRO — As President Mohamed Morsi huddled in his guard’s quarters during his last hours as Egypt’s first elected leader, he received a call from an Arab foreign minister with a final offer to end a… Continue reading Egypt: Morsi Spurned Deals, Seeing Military as Tamed

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Islam · Motivation

Be… A Better Person

» Be truthful in everything, don’t lie. »Be sincere and straightforward, don’t be hypocritical. »Be honest, don’t be corrupt. »Be humble, don’t be boastful. »Be moderate, don’t be excessive. »Be reserved, don’t be garrulous. »Be soft-spoken, don’t be loud. »Be refined and gentle in speech, don’t curse and use foul language. »Be loving and solicitous… Continue reading Be… A Better Person

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