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Why the West craves materialism & why the East sticks to religion

Why the West craves materialism & why the East sticks to religion

My generation grew up at a time when colonial hang up was at its peak. Our older generation had been slaves and had a huge inferiority complex of the British. The school I went to was similar to all elite schools in Pakistan. Despite gaining independent, they were, and still are, producing replicas of public schoolboys rather than Pakistanis.I read Shakespeare, which was fine, but no Allama Iqbal — the national poet of Pakistan. The class on Islamic studies was not taken seriously, and when I left school I was considered among the elite of the country because I could speak English and wore...

August 13, 2018
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Putin in Iran for Syria summit overshadowed by Ukraine war

Putin in Iran for Syria summit overshadowed by Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi hold a meeting in Tehran on July 19, 2022. (AFP)https://arab.news/cjenvTEHRAN: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Tehran for talks Tuesday on the Syrian war at a three-way summit overshadowed by fallout from his country’s war on Ukraine.Putin traveled abroad for only the second time since ordering the invasion of Ukraine in order to attend the gathering that also involves Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The summit comes days after US President Joe Biden visited the Middle East for the first time in his...

July 19, 2022
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Saudi Arabia’s aid agency continues humanitarian projects in war-ravaged Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s aid agency continues humanitarian projects in war-ravaged Yemen

/ 3Photo/SPA/ 3Photo/SPA/ 3Photo/SPAhttps://arab.news/pj7a3JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) is carrying out several projects to provide relief to Yemenis during the holy month of Ramadan.KSRelief distributed food aid among 827 displaced families from Al-Jawf to Marib governorates in Yemen.It distributed 3,125 cartons of dates among displaced people from Sanaa to Marib.The center also distributed 200 tents, 800 blankets and 400 rugs to the victims of torrential rains in Marib.It also distributed 2,000 cartons of dates in the Al-Mukalla directorate in...

May 4, 2020
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France proposes ‘European Act’ to fight terrorism, tighten borders

France proposes ‘European Act’ to fight terrorism, tighten borders

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has proposed tough new rules to fight jihadist ideology and tighten Europe’s external borders in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Vienna and Nice. (AFP/File Photo)https://arab.news/2n7dmROME: France has proposed tough new rules to fight jihadist ideology and tighten Europe’s external borders in the wake of deadly terror attacks in Vienna and Nice.French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin floated the idea of introducing a “European Act” during a bilateral meeting in Rome with his Italian ministerial counterpart Luciana Lamorgese.He also called...

November 6, 2020
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US blasts Houthis over ‘ticking time bomb’ tanker in Red Sea

US blasts Houthis over ‘ticking time bomb’ tanker in Red Sea

The FSO Safer is shown in this file photo from social media.https://arab.news/cgyg8AL-MUKALLA, Yemen: The US blasted Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen on Sunday for reneging on a deal to allow UN teams to board a rusting oil storage vessel that threatens an environmental disaster in the Red Sea.The FSO Safer has been moored 7 km off the coast of Yemen since 1988. It fell into Houthi hands in March 2015, when they took control of the coast around the port city of Hodeidah.The Houthis briefly bowed to pressure last month and agreed to allow a team of UN engineers to visit the ship, before...

August 10, 2020
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Iran accused of hiding COVID-19 deaths as police arrest 320 for ‘spreading rumors’ 

Iran accused of hiding COVID-19 deaths as police arrest 320 for ‘spreading rumors’ 

According to the latest figures released by the health ministry, the number of infections in the country has risen to 106,000, with a total of 6,589 deaths. (File/AFP)https://arab.news/bmpgtDUBAI: Iranian police have arrested 320 people accused of spreading rumors on social media about the coronavirus, with many questioning the official numbers of infections and deaths.The official number of cases and deaths published by Iran’s Health Ministry has been questioned by lawmakers, city councilors and the public, according to Iranian dailyMany believe, according to the report, that Iranian...

May 10, 2020
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Saudi Arabia suspending cost of living allowance, raising VAT to mitigate economic impact of COVID-19 crisis

Saudi Arabia suspending cost of living allowance, raising VAT to mitigate economic impact of COVID-19 crisis

Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan. (SPA file photo)https://arab.news/y5wy6RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is suspending the cost of living allowance and increasing the (VAT) as part of measures to address the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Monday.“Cost of living allowance will be suspended as of June first, and the value added tax will be increased to 15% from 5% as of July first,” SPA said, citing statement of the Ministry of Finance.Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan said the twin measures are part of efforts to shore up state finances, which have...

May 11, 2020
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Iran enriching uranium with third cascade of advanced IR-2M centrifuges: IAEA

Iran enriching uranium with third cascade of advanced IR-2M centrifuges: IAEA

On 7 March 2021, IAEA verified that Iran had begun feeding natural UF6 into the third cascade of 174 IR-2m centrifuges. (Reuters/File Photo)https://arab.news/msa3uVIENNA:  Iran has started enriching uranium with a third set of advanced IR-2m centrifuges at its underground plant at Natanz, the U.N. nuclear watchdog told its member states on Monday, a further breach of Tehran's 2015 deal with major powers.The move is part of a recent acceleration by Iran of its violations of restrictions under that deal, which granted Iran relief from financial sanctions in return for curbs to its...

March 8, 2021
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Interactive map exposes shocking scale of Hezbollah’s global crimes

Interactive map exposes shocking scale of Hezbollah’s global crimes

A Hezbollah member carries a mock rocket next to a poster of the group's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in Sidon, southern Lebanon. (REUTERS/Ali Hashisho/File Photo)https://arab.news/jjg2eNEW YORK: The shocking extent of Hezbollah’s covert and illicit activities around the world is revealed in an interactive map created by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.It includes about 1,000 incidents and activities spanning more than four decades, including a thwarted plot in Cyprus, a bus bombing in Bulgaria and the group’s role in the Syrian Civil War. LOOK:“Hezbollah invests a lot...

August 5, 2020
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Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Riyadh

Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missiles targeting Riyadh

https://arab.news/8afjhDUBAI: The Arab Coalition intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile targeting Riyadh, state news agency SPA reported.The Houthis have launched eight drones and three ballistic missiles towards the city between late Monday and early Tuesday, coalition’s spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.The missile was targeting innocent civilians, Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said.Earlier on Monday,  Al-Maliki said that the Houthi militia “launched a number of unmanned (booby-trapped) drones at civilians and civilian objects” from Sa’dah in Yemen. Two were targeting...

June 23, 2020
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