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Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan charged with rape

AFP | Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has been charged with rape, a judicial source said, following claims by two women that he assaulted them in...

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...

Moderate coffee consumption contributes to improved health

Robin Poole | Drinking moderate amounts of coffee – about three or four cups a day – is more likely to benefit our health than harm...

Will re-branding Islam work for Saudi Arabia?

News Analysis | This week, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) vowed to transform the Ultra Conservative country into a hub of ‘moderate Islam.' It seeks...

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot “Sophia”

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a humanoid robot. 'Sophia' has become the first robot to gain citizenship and Saudi Arabia has become...

Intolerance in Pakistan: How to tackle the problem?

Rida Hussain | Just as Pakistan’s economy is grappling with the limited natural resources, the social structure is also struggling with the issue of intolerance....

Mashal Khan’s murder & Pakistan’s religious cauldron: dark shadow of General...

Abdul Rahim | The role of the state, when it comes to controlling religious extremism in Pakistan, is close to zero; operating only under the...

Iranian Oscar Nominee has called Trump a ‘racist’ and will not...

Donald Trump’s decision to ban Iranians (apparently temporarily for 90 days) from entering the United States has sent shock waves across Iran. It prompted...

Rafsanjani’s death: A shift in Indo-Iran relationship?

Shashank Joshi | While Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s death comes as a blow to Iran’s reformists, the template of Tehran-New Delhi ties established during his...

Moderate Iran gets a hit as former President Rafsanjani dies from...

Iranian state run media has announced that the former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, died on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He had...

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