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#Wahhabism to #ISIS: how Saudi Arabia exported the main source of global terrorism

Although IS is certainly an Islamic movement, it is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in Wahhabism, a form of Islam practised in Saudi Arabia that developed only in the 18th century.

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Oil price plunge to continue as OPEC members unlikely to cut output

VIENNA – OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging – and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it. 503 more words

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Five US misconceptions about the Middle East

“Iraq no longer exists.” My young friend M, sipping a cappuccino, is deadly serious. We are sitting in a scruffy restaurant across the street from the Cathedral of St. 1,728 more words

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Malaysia's Prasarana wins Mecca Metro bid

Prasarana Malaysia Berhad (Prasarana), Malaysian leading owner and operator of mass public transport system and services, has won the bid to be the ‘Shadow Operator’ for Phase One of the Mecca Metro, beating contenders from Turkey and Korea, among others. 301 more words

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Musings Of A Bored Mind

Do restless souls ever find peace? I think I’m getting bored with my routinary life. I want some excitement, some thrill. I feel like I want to leave the Kingdom as soon as possible but the sad part is I can’t right now. 66 more words

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Oil price falls after Opec meeting

The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data showed crude stocks rose last week.

Inventories of commercial US crude oil increased by 1.9 million barrels from the previous week, according to the US Energy Information Administration. 387 more words

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