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Trump administration says UNC, Herzog programs show Islam too positive

The Trump Administration is pressuring the University of North Carolina and Duke University to revise their joint Middle East program or risk federal funding. The Education Department wrote a letter to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies on August 29 that the program is disproportionately "the positive aspects of Islam." The agency requested to change the program by September …

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Mahathir Mohamad on Islam, politics and the love of his life

Mahathir was at the head of the country for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, becoming Malaysia's longest-serving prime minister. During this time, he was credited with turning Malaysia from an agrarian society into an industrial nation. He ruled the country with an iron hand – blocked political opponents and censored the press. CNN's Talk Asia teamed with the senior …

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How Afghanistan can use Islam for peace, not for war

At last week's NATO summit, world leaders discussed the country where the Alliance had its longest-standing military operation: Afghanistan. In Brussels, the country was seen as a global security challenge; Britain announced it would double its troops there. But far from the cameras, 4000 miles away, in Mecca, a city that unites Muslims around the world, Afghanistan's four decades of …

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Saudi Arabia told the world his problem was Islam. It's really tyranny.

The Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman does not apologize much. Last year, his government massacred civilians in Yemen, abducted the Lebanese prime minister and spent $ 450 million of unknown origin on a painting, while convicting hundreds of people of alleged corruption. He publicly defended those acts . But there is one thing the Crown Prince is always ready …

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Israeli fire kills Palestinian at Gaza border, with more frontier protests ahead

GAZA (Reuters) – GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli killed in Palestine at the Gaza border on Thursday and another day of death, health officials said, bringing the number of Palestinian dead in a week of frontier protests and violence to 19. Palestinian protesters during Israeli Gaza Strip clashes with Israeli troops April 5, 2018. REUTERS / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa The Israeli …

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Turkey, Iran and Russia will campaign for stability in Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey, Iran and Russia pledged Wednesday to accelerate stability efforts in Syria and underlined their joint commitment to the country after President Donald Trump outlined the prospect of US withdrawal. Troops rose. A statement by the three countries following a summit meeting of their leaders in the Turkish capital, Ankara, said they were determined to "accelerate their …

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