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Jeddah, Asharq Al-Awsat—Western airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in central and northern Iraq could prompt jihadists to flee across the border into Iran and Syria, experts told Asharq Al-Awsat.

The Obama administration needs to bring together a reliable international coalition as the backbone of its campaign to defeat the Islamic State, the Sunni extremist group that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria. So far, more than 40 countries have offered to help, and none are more important than the Sunni Muslim countries that are needed to give legitimacy to the American-led effort.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tens of thousands of Bahrainis poured into the streets of Manama to protest a proposal put forward by Al Khalifa regime tied to legislative, security and judicial reforms.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (L) and Oman's Foreign Minister Yussef bin Alawi bin Abdullah wait for a family photo with of the Gulf Cooperation Council and regional partners at King Abdulaziz International Airport's Royal Terminal in Jeddah September 11, 2014.

Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdulaziz, a Saudi princess, is accused of owing a dog trainer thousands of pounds for work correcting the behaviour of the princess’s golden retriever, Silver, after it allegedly bit a child

BY QANTA AHMED Special To The Washington PostSeptember 10, 2014 I was first invited to a beheading in Saudi Arabia while working as a physician in Riyadh. It was 1999, and I was an attending intensive care specialist in an advanced medical system that valued my U.S. training. As we finished resuscitating a patient, a colleague casually said: “We’re going to Chop-Chop Square tomorrow. Do you want to see a beheading?”

I have been watching closely the developments of events in Iraq and SYRIA and am just horrified by the blatant extremism and growing violence by a group of militants whose aim is to establish an Islamic caliphate in these areas and would go to any levels to FULFILL their aims.

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“Despite reluctance of many people to document the torture, and cruel and degrading treatments that they have suffered from, fearing detention and pursuit, the Liberties and Human Rights Department (LHRD) in Al Wefaq was able to observe 144 caseof torture outside prisons in 2013, this included 28 children”, this is taken from the 2013 human rights report released by Al Wefaq National Islamic Society in May 2014.

Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club Gaza: the last standing symbol of freedom & liberation Speakers Michèle Renouf** Sheikh Ahmed Haneef* Rev Stephen Sizer***

Open Discussions/ Gulf Cultural Club Fasting as a cleansing spiritual process Dr Usama Hassan* Revnd Nadeem Nassar ** Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi*** There is general perception that materialism is not compatible with spirituality. Achieving material satisfaction does not necessarily lead to self-cleansing or spiritual uplifting.

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.