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Women are not obliged to wear abayas: Saudi Mufti

Saudi Mufti Abdullah al-Mutlaq stated on Friday that women are not required to wear abayas, breaking with precedents for regulations of Saudi women dress and causing widespread controversy in Saudi society. On his weekly radio program, al-Mutlaq, who is a member of the of the highest jurisprudence committee in the country which is allowed to …

Nada Deyaa’

Fact or Fiction

United States Vice President Mike Pence made his first official tour of the Middle East from January 20-22, during which he visited Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. This tour came exactly on the first year anniversary of the administration of President Donald Trump. During the past year, the American president visited the Middle East last May …

Hussein Haridi

Post-Saleh guerrilla conflicts leave scores of civilians dead 

In the past 10 days, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, said in a statement that all sides in the country’s conflict are indiscriminately killing civilians. He said airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition alone killed 68 noncombatants in one day. The UN last week described the civil conflict in Yemen as …

Daily News Egypt

An inadequate order of alliances

Next January, seven years will have passed since the old order in the Middle East crumbled. Egypt had been at the forefront of this political order with a pattern of alliances that had shielded it, for better or worse, from threats to its political stability and national security interests. This order had been aligned with …

Hussein Haridi

Ali Abdallah Saleh: The death of Yemen’s strong man

Yemen’s former president and rebel leader Ali Abdullah Saleh was assassinated in the area of Khawlan in the capital Sanaa as he was fleeing Houthi rebels. His envoy was ambushed with an RPG rocket and he was then reportedly assassinated by gunfire. Some of his aides were killed, while others were injured. The strongman of …

Daily News Egypt