01/03/2015 - 12:40 pm
Iraqi security forces discovered several tons of Saudi supplied foodstuff and dried fruits in ISIL hideouts in the city of Tikrit in Salahuddin province after winning back control over the city.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Anti-regime demonstrators in Bahrain once again took to the streets to denounce the recent death sentences handed down to three people on the charge of killing policemen.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Seventeen people were charged in Bahrain with forming a "terror cell" amid widespread criticism of the kingdom over its suppression of the opposition.

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes over accusations he insulted Islam could now be put on trial for apostasy resulting in a death sentence.

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes over accusations he insulted Islam could now be put on trial for apostasy resulting in a death sentence.

Author(s): Adam Coogle Published in: New Republic When King Salman, Saudi Arabia’s new monarch, issued a general amnesty for Saudi “public rights” prisoners on January 29, Saudi activists and observers felt the first glimmer of hope in some time that the kingdom’s relentless persecution of peaceful dissidents and human rights activists may be nearing its end.

Tehran, Feb 1, IRNA – A senior Middle East analyst has predicted that 2015 might be a year of change in the region due to possible enhancement in Tehran-Riyadh relations.

Sorry to return to my old Middle Eastern stamping grounds, but further developments in the region this week deserve note. Last Friday, the public flogging in Jeddah of blogger Raif Badawi attracted deserved worldwide condemnation. Badawi received 50 strokes of the cane, the first weekly instalment of 1,000 lashes to be delivered along with a 10-year prison sentence for ‘insulting Islam’.

The financial debacle that has befallen Russia as the price of Brent crude dropped 50 per cent in the last four months has overshadowed the one that potentially awaits the U.S. shale industry in 2015. It’s time to heed it, because Saudi Arabia and other major Middle Eastern oil producers are unlikely to blink and cut output, and the price is now approaching a level where U.S. production will begin shutting down.

Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club Thirty-six years after the Islamic Revolution in Iran Iran in a turbulent world; new hopes, old challenges 3rd February, 2015 Chris Bambery*; author, broadcaster, journalist and political analyst Iran and the West; relations marred by suspicions Hojjatul Islam Javad Esmaeili.** Lecturer in Islamic Studies Spirituality, Change and Revolution Dr Ali Elkabbany***; Journalist and political analyst of Middle East affairs An Arab impression on first visit to Iran

Open Discussions/Gulf Cultural Club Tunisia: from activist public to the re-founding of the republic Professor Charles Tripp* Tunisia was the cradle of the Arab Spring that blossomed this time four years ago. The region erupted in unprecedented popular revolutions after a young Tunisian man, Mohammad BuAzizi, immolated himself at a moment of outrage at the way he had been treated by one of the municipality officials at the Town of Sidi BoZaid. For the first time in decades the public claimed back the streets and forced several head of states to quit their positions in disgrace. How does the situation in Tunisia appear today? And what future is there for democratic transformation in the MENA states? Professor Tripp has spent two years of field research for a new book on Tunisia.

After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked the Middle East Revolts [Book] by John R. Bradley in Books - 20/03/2012

Book of Imam Ali (AS) Released in Turkey - 21/02/2012
According to the information center of Imam Ali Specialized Library, the book is the second volume of a series published by Revak in Turkey on the Prophet's House.

Gabriele vom Bruck F o r e w o r d b y F r e d H a l l i d a y Cover design by Eugene Kuo Cover photograph Muhammad b. Muhammad Zabarah, historian (right), and his son Ahmad, the late Mufti of the Republic of Yemen, 1940s. middle eastern studies “This highly original book offers fresh insight into how traditional ideas of person, society, and responsibility, reworked in the cauldron of revolution and rapidly changing economic and political conditions, remain central to understanding contemporary society and identity politics.