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SAUDI ARABIA: Qatari emir's visit to Saudi Arabia suggests reconciliation over Palestine


Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for talks with King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz.

The Doha-based news agency carried the news with no further details. 24 more words

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London LGBT Pride – giving publicity to human rights abusers

This week, I’ve seen two movements that I love become sullied by complicity with the arms trade. First, Church House (a leading Christian conference centre) hosted a gathering of arms dealers and generals. 727 more words

Ramadan Mubarak (Have a Blessed Ramadan)...

So, what is Ramadan?

I’m sure you’ve all heard about it before; especially those close to us know Nate experienced Ramadan in Iraq.  Well, Ramadan in the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) is a completely different experience.  879 more words

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Sometimes you see a picture and it stays with you forever. Like this one of a young girl in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. I will never forget that little face peeking out of a burka. 255 more words

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Update: Iraq

The situation in Iraq isn’t really improving, though Ukraine and Gaza have bumped it from the headlines the same way Iraq bumped Syria not long ago. 104 more words

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Scientists just found another reason to be worried about the deadly MERS virus | Salon

A deadly virus spreading in the Middle East might be transmittable through the air, scientists warn.

The outbreak of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, known as MERS, in Saudi Arabia already has the world on alert: According to the most recent World Health Organization numbers, it’s infected 834 people and caused at least 288 deaths since it first appeared in 2012. 41 more words

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Exacerbating Irans Problems

I have come to notice that Iran has many things working against them. Firstly is the standoff against Saudi Arabia who from what I last recall attempted to halt the Iran-Pakistan-China pipeline that was underway. 248 more words

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