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Ambassador Samir Sumaida’ie: The Dedication to Beauty Print E-mail
Saturday, 30 January 2010 05:29

Al Waref Figure of the Month
by Jennifer Young, Al Waref Senior Editor

Al Waref Institute rejoices in the many contributions of artist, poet, statesman, businessman, and Ambassador Samir Shakir Mahmood Sumaida’ie, and recognizes him as the Figure of the Month for February.

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Hawk of 2012 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:00

 

By Marah Bukai
Translated By Sulaf Al-Shaikhly
Edited by Harley Jackson
Saudi Arabia - Al-Yaum - Original Article (Arabic)

Mike Huckabee, a strong supporter of the conservative American right and a Republican candidate in the recent American presidential election, called for the nomination of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney as a candidate for the next presidential election in 2012

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The Two Faced Perceptions Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 January 2010 21:55

Al Waref Exclusive
By May Kosba
The clock counts down till zero, the New Year creeps in, million wishes and prayers ascend to the skies, calling for love, peace and stability to prevail. The world bids the New Year welcome with sheer optimism in the hopes that this year is better than the last

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May Rihani: A World with More Justice! Print E-mail
Friday, 01 January 2010 18:35

Al Waref Exclusive
By Jennifer Young
Al Waref recognizes May Rihani as the Figure of the Month for January because ‎of her many contributions in the areas of educational and economic ‎development, women’s rights and equity, and community building. Her work on ‎the ground, research in the field, and written documentation and analysis of ‎policy have made Ms Rihani a leader in civil society, working for change and inspiring action in others.

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The Test of Democracy in Iraq – Bargaining and Compromise Over the Elections Law Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 00:14

By Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli*
Courtesy MEMRI.org
Under the Iraqi constitution, the next parliamentary elections should be held by the end of January 2010. However, the Elections Law which governed the 2005 elections needed to be revised and updated, and two issues in particular proved to be difficult and controversial.

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No Guardianship Print E-mail

By Maliha Al Shehab
Originally published in Arabic in Al Watan

The institution of male guardianship in Saudi Arabia is the only measure that grants a Saudi woman the status of an existent, that gives her permission to exercise the right to life, that allows her to enjoy the pleasures of this world and be an active member of society.

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Award to Wajeha Al-Huwaider & Black Ribbon Campaign Print E-mail


On Thursday, December 3, 2009, the Al Waref Institute had the honor and privilege to present in person an award to Saudi human rights activist Wajeha Al-Huwaider.  

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Marah Bukai: The Cyberspace Discourse in the Middle East and Islamic World" Print E-mail
Friday, 09 October 2009 14:19


The Syrian intellectual Marah Bukai has condemned the ignorance and closed-mindedness which characterizes so much of Arab society, in contrast to the intellectual openness of Western societies.

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Al Waref Poll

Is the International Community Obligated to Stop the Bloodshed in Syria?
 

World News

  • IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
    Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
  • Iran woman's hanging draws protests
    Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
  • US urges probe into West Bank death
    The US urges an investigation after an Palestinian-American teenager is shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Ramallah in the West Bank.
  • Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'
    Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula.
  • Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'
    A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
  • VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
    New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
  • Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
    Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
  • US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
    The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.