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By Dr. Khalid Al-Seghayer – Saudi Gazette 27-Mar Building bridges of mutual understanding between the West and Muslims is possible and within reach. The first thing that we should do as members of the Muslim world is to open our hearts and minds and overlook the position of some influential and key leaders, particularly in the Vatican, who are reportedly against building bridges of dialogue with the Muslim world. From their perspective, allowing such dialogue would lead to Islam being put on a par with Christianity. We should also disregard the fact that Pope Benedict downgraded the office responsible for…

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Philanthropic KSA never lets down less fortunate By JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS The Kingdom has an age-old tradition of extending a helping hand to the needy and less fortunate. Victims of poverty, internal strife and natural disasters in any part of the world can be assured of the help in cash and kind from Saudis. A Saudi cargo plane loaded with 70 tons of food arrived in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday. More aid is to follow within the week, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday. The aid is to help the displaced people in Yemen. “Yemen is facing…

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RIYADH – The Hai’a(moral command commission) chief has said that those who want to boycott the Riyadh Book Fair are free to do so as it is up to them whether they attend it o ot. “Extremism does not exist in Saudi society,” said Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif Bin Abdulaziz Aal Al-Sheikh, chief of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (the Hai’a) while visiting the Book Fair Wednesday. Aal Al-Sheikh said those who give advice at the fair are driven by religious enthusiasm and fear, which makes them act in a way that does not befit…

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The Telegraph published a report prepared by three of its journalists on the crisis between the western states and Iran due to the Iranian nuclear program: “Iran’s economic troubles mount as new sanctions are made ready” The report mentioned that Iran is facing big economic problems as the riyal has tumbled in value and the merchants have used gold instead. We can’t agree any proper deals with other firms because within an hour or two, the prices of everything may have changed.” A merchant told The Sunday Telegraph “The government has limited the amount of other currencies we can use,…

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The Christian Science Monitor published a report for Dan Murphy, entitled:War against Iran It reports that Tension over Iran’s nuclear program have escalated in recent weeks as the USand Europeramp up sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran. The report indicates that the country’s currency took a nosedive after President Obamasigned legislation on Dec. 31 targeting Iran’s Central Bank. Tehranhas responded with threats to cut off the Strait of Hormuz, a vital corridor for international oil shipments.The response of the West was to intensify military presence in the Gulf. The report then presents a few questions and answer them, including:What…

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The British Guardian issued on Saturday 7/1/2012 that Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt asked Hamas behind the scene to “stop all military activities, and stick to political activities only, in order to bring some peace in the region”. Tensions are mounting between the Hamas leadership based in Gaza and its exiled chief over the organisation’s future strategy in the wake of the popular – and largely non-violent – Arab spring revolutions and the success of Islamist parties in elections. Khaled Meshaal, the Islamist party’s leader in Damascus, has indicated in recent weeks that Hamas is making a strategic turn away…

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Al-Madina newspaper published a report for Lutfi Abdul Alatif on Monday 5/12/2011 titled: Mufti: Saudi Arabia knows no Sectarianism, Partisanship or Conflicts Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh stressed that Saudi Arabia is a far cry from sectarianism, conflicts and partisanship due to God`s support and the wisdom of the country`s leadership in taking interest of their people. He also appreciated the role of the universities towards youth and the community, stressing the importance of following the teachings of Qur`an and Sunnah. He gave a message to the students that they have to do good deeds…

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Discussing the middle east issues after the radical political changes it had witnessed or the so called Arab Spring, the Observer reported that the initial results of the Egyptian parliamentary elections that showed the progress of Islamists, have increased the west concerns about the region`s future. The journal`s foreign affairs reporter mentioned that the rise of Islamists is the key feature of the Arab revolutions, affirming that the same result we could get if elections had been made in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco two decades ago. But what about the political Islam that on its way to dominate the political…

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Alsharq Alawsat Newspaper published on Tuesday, 25/10/2011, Issue No. 12019, an article by Hussein Idrissi entitled:The High representative for AOC:The tension between Muslims and the West is fuelled by presupposed ideas The second meeting of the Alliance of Civilizations (AOC) of the countries of the Organization of Islamic cooperation (OIC), held in the headquarter of the Organization of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in Rabat, submitted proposals that serve human coexistence and bridge the gap between cultures. The participants in the meeting said that the Alliance of Civilizations appears to be significant « at a time in…

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Riyadh newspaper published on Tuesday 6/9/2011, Issue No. 15779, an article entitled: 750,000 may die as Somalia famine worsens Famine has spread to a sixth area of Somalia and tens of thousands of people have died as a result of severe food shortages, the UN has said. A statement from the UN Somalia Food Security Nutrition Analysis Unit said: “In total, four million people are in crisis in Somalia, with 750,000 people at risk of death in the coming four months in the absence of adequate response”. Previous figures announced by the United Nations in July indicated that there are…

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