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A tribute to religious tolerance

  Claude Salhani ~~~The Arab Weekly As the world prepared for more conflict, war and other associated acts of madness, an unusual event recently took place in the United States. This was a peaceful event,…


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The Syrian conundrum

The Arab Weekly Claude Salhani Although the war in Syria seemed to be stagnating, recently the situation appears to be moving and evolving at an accelerated pace. Russia and Iran have increased their military involvement…


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A glimmer of hope at the Islamic summit

Claude Salhani Amid the numerous wars, religious conflicts and general malaise and mayhem gripping large portions of the Levant and North Africa, there comes a glimmer of hope, a tiny flicker that peace can be…


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Is Hezbollah a terrorist organization?

from The Arab Weekly Claude Salhani The six oil- and gas-producing countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) recently declared the Leba­nese Shia movement Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, echoing what Israel and the United States…


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US boots on the ground in Syria?

Is the statement by US Vice-President Joe Biden — that the United States would be putting boots on the ground in Syria to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) — a change of heart and mind…


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War and Peace in the Middle East

By Claude Salhani The sheer insanity of war seems to have spread like a malignant cancer across North Africa and the Middle East. Everywhere you look war and its by-products — hate, violence and fear…