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Top Arab Journalist: Iran, Al-Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood Angered by Trump’s Election

TEL AVIV – The emergent Trump administration is “the first time that we see Washington officials who realize the facts on the ground and frankly declare that they will not accept blackmail or keep silent over extremist and terrorist regimes,” Abdulrahman al-Rashed, an acclaimed journalist and former editor-in-chief of London-based leading Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat, said.

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Arabic Social Media Fumes at Saudi “Are Women Human Beings?” Workshop

JAFFA, Israel – Saudi Arabia’s Academy of Education and Public Consultation sparked controversy on Arabic social media when it scheduled a workshop under the title “Are women human beings?” Numerous Twitter users criticized the organizers of the workshop, who publicized it

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Saudi-Produced Biopic on Hezbollah Chief Sparks Controversy

JAFFA, Israel – A Saudi documentary film about Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has sparked controversy in the kingdom. Some Saudis believe that “Hassan’s Story,” produced by the local Al Arabiya network, depicted one of the chief allies of Iran, Saudi Arabia’s great

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Iran Refutes Report Terror Chief Soleimani Injured by Syrian Rebel Fire

Iranian media are denying a report circulating in various Arab media sources, which has reached the White House, claiming that General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s notorious special Quds Forces, was injured in Syria by rebel fire while fighting on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad.

John Kerry

Kerry ‘Disturbed’ by Iranian Dictator’s Annihilationist Rhetoric

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that he is “disturbed” by the tone set by Iranian dictator Ali Khamenei in his speech over the weekend to commemorate the end of Ramadan, an Islamic holy month. In his address, the despotic ruler of the Islamic Republic called for the destruction of the state of Israel and asked fellow Muslims to resist the wishes of the “arrogant” world powers.

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Kerry Suggests Arab States Unite to Fight Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry told Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya television on Monday that Iran’s repeated threats to the United States in the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal were “very disturbing,” but that they did not necessarily mean that Iran intended to attack America. He also suggested that despite the $150 billion in sanctions relief that Iran will receive, the Arab states of the Gulf region can unite to resist Iran.