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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Bahraini regime is blatantly violating the human rights due to the all-out support of the foreign countries, specially the US, an activist said.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) [official website] reported [press release] Sunday that riot police in Kuwait disbanded protests this week, arresting 16 protesters who may be charged with attacking law enforcement officers and illegal gathering.

IRNA - Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdullahian left Tehran for Kuwait City to attend a humanitarian meeting on Syria.

Saudi-led bombing raids will continue in Yemen until Shia insurgents "withdraws", says Arab League, announcing plans to set up joint reaction force to tackle uprisings in the region

TEHRAN (FNA)- Bahraini people staged nationwide protests to voice their opposition against the continued detention of the country’s main opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman.

ON MARCH 18th, at an Arab media get-together, Twitter announced that it will open an office in Dubai. Not before time. Smartphone growth has rocketed in the Gulf—by most counts the region has the highest penetration.

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’.

Open Discussions / Gulf Cultural Club Destruction of Religious Heritage: How and Why Speakers Ziauddin Sardar* Dr Irfan Al -Alawi** 10th March 2015 The ongoing systematic obliteration of the Islamic heritage sites including those linked to Prophet Mohammad, his household and followers, amount to nothing less than heritage terrorism. Historic monuments such as mausoleums, mosques, birth places of prominent Islamic figures, shrines and ancient artefacts have been systematically destroyed in Islam’s birthplace in Arabia, Bahrain, Syria, Iraq, Mali and Libya.

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

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.