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On Sunday, Kabul once again fell under the control of the Taliban [Ṭālibān], as the movement began a new era of hard-line rule in the city, twenty years after their removal from power.    Today, regional and national voices warn of the consequences of Taliban's takeover of the government. Questions...
American President Joe Biden’s decision to completely withdraw American military forces from Afghanistan by this upcoming September 11 has serious implications.  It is the end of an era that began with the 9/11 terrorist attacks and had witnessed the American invasion of Afghanistan, the war on...
 Without prior notice an American drone bombed the car of a group of military leaders affiliated with Iran and its proxies - the Popular Mobilization Forces and the Lebanon-based Ḥizbullāh - on their way to Bagdad airport. The attack led to the death of General Qasem Soleimani, the most important...
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that it had targeted the American military base ʿAyn al- Asad in Iraq’s al-Anbār province in revenge for the United States’ killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of the Revolutionary Guard’s top leaders.  Ten ballistic missiles had fallen on the ʿAyn al-Asad base...
In this op-ed, the author analyzes two important facets of the United States’ assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.  First, he looks at the figure of Soleimani as not only a skilled, interpersonal general but also the power he had within the Iranian regime and his future...
  The talk of the closure of the Strait of Hormuz by the Iranian authorities was brought back after US President Donald Trump announced cancelation of the exemptions for the purchase of Iranian oil without sanctions. The American declaration was met by Tehran with an escalation in the strait,...
In 1990, the French legislature passed Gayssot Actthat criminalizes anti-Semitism, Xenophobia, Racism and prohibits the Holocaust denial. Since its promulgation,many jurists claimed that its text, if misused or interpreted, can lead to restrictions on freedom of expression.Without denying their...
Last Thursday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Egypt.  In addition to meeting with President al-Sīsī and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sāmiḥ Shukrī, Pompeo delivered a speech at the American University in Cairo.  The stage was set for the successful visit by a tweet from President Trump...
On the other hand, American Diaspora Copts organized a march for Saturday in front of the White House to reject the bombing of Syria. Majdī Khalīl, director of the organization, Coptic Solidarity, based in the U.S. said that the goal of the march is to confirm that Middle East Copts will not be the...
Meanwhile, al-Jihād al-Islāmī announced its support for ISIS in fighting the American-led “crusade against Islam”, irrespective of their ideological differences. 

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