From many friends perishing in front of his eyes to gruesome physical injuries, some might think he has lost too much to the horrors of war. But 60-year-old Asghar Bakhtiari, who spent 48 gruelling months on a variety of battlefields in...
"Where is the Palestinian Mandela?" is a question I have often heard from Israel's defenders. What they are really asking is: Where is the Palestinian equivalent of Nelson Mandela - a man who, they believe, offered only olive branches...
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that Hajj 2020 2020 will be a 'very limited' Hajj due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Kingdom has allowed her citizens to partake in the pilgrimage that has started since last July. "It was...
May 15, 1948, is a date inked in infamy for generations of Palestinians who know it as the Nakba, or "the catastrophe", after the declaration of the state of Israel in Palestine. On Friday, Palestinians mark the Nakba's 72nd anniversary...
As 16-year-old Miriam* stepped out of her tent to fetch water near the Madinatu Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state in January last year, a middle-aged woman she knew as "Aunty Kiki" approached her. She asked...
As Ramadan comes at a difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic, Muslims observing fasting across the world have been putting extra effort into charity work. Many have volunteered their time and effort, while others made generous donations to the needy. Keeping up...
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a news briefing that annexation of the West Bank was ultimately an "Israeli decision" and that that the United States would share their views on this matter with Israel privately. His...
In a statement published on Thursday, Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, the Jordan-appointed council that oversees Islamic sites on the sacred compound announced the closure of al-Aqsa compound during Ramadan. The council has described the decision as 'painful'. The council said the move was...
  The United States launched air raids in Iraq late on Thursday, US officials said, directing them at four locations of the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed to be responsible for an earlier rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at...
Hollywood director Steven Spielberg recently bought the film rights to a novel about "Israel Palestine" before it was published, something that may take us to a cultural moment of unfortunate deja vu. In the mid-1950s, powerful Hollywood executives financed the...

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