Why Arab states refuse ties with Israel

It was a trip like none other. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on a mission this week to secure normalization between Arab states and Israel, a feat long considered impossible due to the political impasse of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But only a few weeks before, the impossible becam

Normalisation with Israel means RIP international law, it’s been nice knowing you

The news that Bahrain has followed the UAE, Jordan and Egypt into Israel’s criminal embrace was no surprise; nor will it be shocking to hear that Saudi Arabia is following suit, as it almost certainly will. The raising of the Israeli flag in Riyadh will happen sooner rather than later. The g

There can be no stability in Mali as long as it is dependent on France

Mali has witnessed four military coups since its independence from France in 1960, averaging a coup every twenty years. The exception is that last month’s coup came eight years after the previous one which deposed Amadou Toumani Toure when he was about to end his second term in office. As a

Sudan flood victims exceed the 100 threshold and the total collapse of 25,000 houses

The Sudanese Ministry of Interior announced, on Saturday 5 September 2020, that the death toll from floods and rain in the country has increased to 101 deaths and 46 injuries, since the beginning of the autumn rainy season last June, according to a ministry statement. The toll is threatened to ri

A residential complex for the dead with landscapes overlooking it!

Because not everything stays buried. In a land teeming with 1.3 billion people, space is hard to come by. In China, skyscrapers materialize in seconds and cities spring up like rabbits. Even death is no escape from the heated turf wars — right this second, the government is eyeing your gran

The conflict of international diplomacy determines the fate of the arms embargo on Iran

As we approached October 18, the end date of the arms embargo imposed on Iran under UN Resolution 2231, the United States embarked on a tedious and tedious journey toward extending the embargo indefinitely. US Secretary of State "Mike Pompeo" offered the European members of the Security Council,

Landmarks in UAE and Egypt light up in support of Lebanon

than 100 people were killed and thousands were injured on Tuesday when a massive explosion ripped through the port area of Beirut. The mushroom-shaped blast sent shockwaves throughout the capital, destroying homes, offices and other structures, and was heard as far away as Cyprus in the Mediterran

The Well of Zamzam is a lasting miracle

 It is one of the most enduring miracles of Islam, representing God’s mercy. The Well of Zamzam first sprang 5,000 years ago under the feet of the Prophet Ismael after his mother Hagar, the second wife of Ibrahim, ran seven times between the two hills of Safa and Marwah looking for water

My Apple Watch saved my life: 5 people share their stories

No one noticed Toralv Østvang fall and hit his head on the bathroom floor that night, except for his Apple Watch . Kacie Anderson used her watch to get out of her car after a near fatal accident left her and her 9-month-old baby trapped inside. The only warning sign Heather Hendershot had t

Hagia Sophia: Ideological opportunism is not Islamic

Changing the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is not only a political fiasco (as I explained in a previous article), it also contradicts Islamic values and tolerant behavior when dealing with other religions and their places of worship. During the era of Islamic expansion, our predecessors

Bosnia Muslims mourn their dead 25 years after Srebrenica massacre

 Bosnian Muslims began marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on Saturday, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II, with the memorial ceremony sharply reduced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Proceedings got underway in the morning with many mourners bravi

Lebanon doctor gifts eyes to protesters who lost sight

Abby Sewell   These days, when 17-year-old Abdel Rahman Jaber passes strangers on the street, they don’t look at him twice. He’s a typical, lanky Lebanese teenager with dark brown eyes. But only one of those eyes is natural. The other is a painstakingly constructed prosthesis. J

Saudi Hajj Offers Bottled Holy Water, Sterilized Pebbles

Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for about 1,000 pilgrims who will be allowed to perform the hajj pilgrimage in Makkah later this month, an experience that will be unlike any before because of the coronavirus pandemic. The pilgrims will only be able to drink holy water from the Zamzam well in Mak

Public restrooms: What you need to know about using them safely amid the pandemic

When Mariel Balaban drove across the United States in the middle of the pandemic, she knew that avoiding public restrooms was not an option for her young family. "Traveling with a toddler and being seven months pregnant means lots of 'potty stops,'" said Balaban, a communications professional who m

Meet The Confederados, The Confederate Loyalists Who Fled To Brazil After The Civil War

In April 1865, the American Civil War was over, and the former states of the Confederacy were in ruins. Astounding damage to infrastructure and the economy greeted Southern soldiers after the battle. As Confederate President Jefferson Davis languished in prison, his former cabinet members dispersed

Barbra Streisand makes George Floyd's daughter Gianna, 6, a Disney stockholder

Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd, is now a Disney stockholder, courtesy of a gift package from Barbra Streisand. Gianna reached out from her fledgling Instagram account to thank Streisand, 78, on Saturday, posting a series of smiling photos. "Thank You @barbrastreisand&nb

Chinese shoppers are giving luxury brands some hope

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Chinese shoppers are finally starting to snap up high-end handbags, shoes and jewelry again, giving the luxury goods industry hope that a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is on the way. But leading brands still face a tough road ahead, and will likely have to rethink t

5 Secrets About the Soviet Space Program

Most people are familiar with the U.S. version of the space shuttle, the reusable spacecraft with the iconic white-and-black paint job. But did you know that the Soviet Union had a space shuttle, too? When the Soviets caught wind of the American's shuttle program in the 1970s, they worried that the

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