AFP October 8, 2017 children's deaths and injuries in Yemen, Houthi rebel group in Yemen added to the list of shame, hundreds of children killed or injured in Saudi-led attacks, ongoing civil war in Yemen, Saudi-Led Coalition Blacklisted for Killing Children in Yemen, Saudi-led coalition trying to improve children's protection, UN's list of shame
The UN has added the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to its annual list of shame for killing hundreds of children in 2016. But the world body noted that the coalition had put in place some measures to protect kids.
Alain Gabon June 25, 2017 analysis of terrorist acts, Assad's campaign of violence and terror, attacks on 9/11, BASHAR AL-ASSAD, Islam and terrorism, jihadism, Muslims, mystification, state terrorism, terrorist attacks, terrorists not only muslim, terrorists not only Muslims
Ask most people who has committed the worst terrorist attack in Europe in the past decade or two. They’ll probably say Muslims. They would be wrong.
James M. Dorsey October 23, 2017 anger against Iran, devastating loss of Kirkuk, Iranian involvement in the Iraqi blitzkrieg, Kurdish nationalists, Kurdish President Massoud Barzani, Kurds as US ally against Iran, military rout of Peshmerga forces, Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), referendum for Kurdish independence, the Kurdish withdrawal, Trump's tougher approach towards Iran
There may be a silver but risky lining for Kurdish nationalists in their devastating loss of Kirkuk and other cities on the periphery of their semi-autonomous region as they lick their wounds and vent anger over deep-seated internal divisions that facilitated the Iranian-backed Iraqi blitzkrieg. Mounting popular anger coupled with US Congressional fury could, however, position the Kurds as a key player in potential US efforts to roll back Iranian influence in Iraq and counter the Islamic republic as part of President Donald J. Trump’s tougher approach towards the Islamic republic.
Maged Mandour October 8, 2017 amendment about longer presidential rule in Egypt, Egypt’s presidential election, expand the presidential term, power of presidency, presidential election in Egypt in 2018, regime pressure in Egypt, Sisi's crackdown on the media and civil society, Sisi's declining popularity, Sisi's effort to remain in power, small opposition in Egypt
The Egyptian regime’s attempt to expand the presidential term to six years is another move to consolidate the power of the presidency.
James M. Dorsey September 28, 2017 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, demonization of minorities in Saudi Arabia, Islamic scholars against expansion of women's right, Prince Mohammed's Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia fostering sectarianism and prejudice against non-Muslims, Saudi Arabia's ban on women's driving lifted, Saudi misogyny, social and economic reforms in Saudi Arabia, the national day celebrations in Saudi Arabia, ultra-conservatism in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited lifting of a ban on women’s driving, widely viewed as a symbol of Saudi misogyny, will likely serve as a litmus test for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ability to introduce economic and social reforms despite conservative opposition.
ISTANBUL — With President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s plans for greater powers firmly on track, Turkey’s government has set about shaping the country’s future outside the halls of parliament. Last month, as parliamentarians brawled over — and finally voted for — constitutional changes designed to establish Erdoğan’s long-awaited presidential system, the ministry of education published a draft curriculum for the new school year.
Chris Baynes September 22, 2017 analytical thinking, differences in thinking among religious and non-religious people, dogmatic atheists, emotional resonance, influence of morality on thinking, moral compass important for religious people, religious people cling to contradictory beliefs, studies about personality characteristics driving dogmatism, terrorists and their morality, Trump's election campaign based on emotions
Religious people “cling” to certain beliefs in the face of evidence because those views are closely tied to their moral compasses, new studies have suggested.
MPC Journal September 28, 2017 criminalization of homosexuality, discrimination of LGBT+ in Tunisia, forced anal exams, homosexuality still illegal in Tunisia, increased awareness, LGBT+ oppression, no anal examinations anymore on people suspected being gay in Tunisia, protection of sexual minorities, punishments for homosexuality in Tunisia
Tunisia has promised to stop forcing people suspected of being gay to undergo anal examinations.
James M. Dorsey September 17, 2017 Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), China's discrimination of minorities, competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran, expansion of jihadist groups beyond the Middle East, intervention in Myanmar, Muslim countries as defenders of the Rohingya, Muslim military assertiveness, Muslim military force, Muslim world’s rivalries and power struggles, persecuted minority, Rohingya Plight, Sunni Muslim Rohingya
The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century.