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Interpretation of the Scriptures: The Qu'ran Print E-mail

By Ghaleb Beincheck

As international communities are more and more preoccupied with increasing violence and integrism in the name of God, the First World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace stimulated reflection on what religions promote, their relationships, and their influence on populations.

 

 

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Sustainable Development Print E-mail

Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. It has become an important guide to many communities that have discovered that traditional approaches to planning and development are creating...

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Death Penalty and Human Rights Standards Print E-mail

Over two-thirds of the countries in the world – 137 – have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice.
1948 : The United Nations adopted without dissent the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
. The Declaration proclaims the right of every individual to protection from deprivation of life.

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U.S. Public Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in the Arab World* Print E-mail
 

By Lee H. Hamilton

 
Our task in public diplomacy is to tell the truth about America as persuasively and widely as possible – about our policies, our values, our ideals, and – yes – even our shortcomings. Obviously we want to cast ourselves in the best light. But we must do so in a spirit of truth and dialogue. The emphasis must not be America speaking at the world, but rather America speaking with the world.

 

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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.
  • Clashes hit historic Lebanese market
    At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
  • New John Cantlie video posted online
    British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.
  • 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.