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Reuters—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday new US sanctions were against the spirit of Tehran’s nuclear negotiations with world powers, but added he was not pessimistic about the talks continuing.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah called for the further expansion of ties with Iran.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.

The Israeli government is embarking on a low-profile campaign against Qatar, which has emerged as the main backer of Hamas.

Egypt is investigating jailed ex-president Mohamed Mursi in connection with documents that judicial investigators say were leaked to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel, security sources said on Thursday.

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.

Qatar has taken a sharp turn in fortune in the past year, going from influential regional power to almost complete isolation.

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.