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Merkel in Washington to make Germany heard again

AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to the White House on Friday for talks with Donald Trump, facing an uphill struggle to save the...

Saudi Crown Prince’s limitations on putting the genie back in the...

James M Dorsey | Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability...

Saudi Arabia surrenders great mosque in Brussels

James M Dorsey | Saudi Arabia, in an indication that it is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism, has...

Is Saudi inspired ultra-conservatism leading to worsening Shiite conditions in Malaysia?

James M Dorsey | Allegedly kidnapped, forty-three-year old Malaysian activist Amri Che Mat, a foreign exchange trader and mountain climber, has not been heard of...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince still encouraging moderate Islam?

James M Dorsey | Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince really promoting moderate Islam?

James M. Dorsey | Plans to open a Salafi missionary centre in the Yemeni province of Al Mahrah on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia raise...

How will rising extremism in Pakistan affect its ties with the...

James M Dorsey | A recent government surrender to militant demands for stricter adherence to Islam mediated by the military coupled with the release from...

Brussels enters the debate on good or bad Islam

James M Dorsey | It’s hard to prove beyond doubt a direct causal link between militancy and Saudi-inspired ultra-conservative forms of Sunni Muslim Islam. That...

The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal rises from the ashes

News Analysis | A top-level meeting of religious parties’ heads, which included the Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and other parties, has decided to resurrect...

Will ultra-conservatives accept the change in Saudi politics?

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s recent disavowal of the kingdom’s founding religious ideology had a master’s voice quality to it. His words...

Deepika Padukone trolled online…

Pakistan, India, when it comes to abusing women it seems the two countries are not so different. Earlier this week, Malala Yousufzai was trolled...

Malaysian Sultan speaks up against Saudi inspired ultra-conservatism

James M. Dorsey | Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, the sovereign of the Malaysian state of Johor, does not mince his words. His repeated verbal assaults on...

Saudi Arabia Lifts Driving Ban on Women: Is Prince Salman’s Vision...

James M. Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited lifting of a ban on women’s driving, widely viewed as a symbol of Saudi misogyny, will likely serve...

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