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The so-called Islamic State (IS) may have disappeared but their ideology and that of al-Qa’ida [al-Qāʿida] is still alive, not only in Muslim countries but also in the West. I am using the adjective ‘so-called’ because the overwhelming majority of Muslims does not believe they represent Islam. When...
The power of religion among the people of Egypt is great and widely recognized. This helped Islamists movements to overthrow the regime of President Ḥusnī Mubārak in 2011 and brought President Muḥammad Mursī to power in 2012-2013. But how to measure Egyptian religiosity? Previous presidents had to...
In a few words, Muslim Brotherhood journalist Ḥamza Zawbaʿ announced that he would disappear from the media scene in Turkey, in order to join his colleagues Muʿtaz Maṭar and Muḥammad Nāṣir.
A fake phone call affiliated with the Brotherhood was leaked on the media platforms. The phone call intended to undermine the security of the homeland, by spreading rumors and false news , provoking disturbances among citizens and distorting the image of state institutions before public opinion....
Maryam remembers herself and her female classmates sitting on the school benches when they were no older than four or five, but in the nineties, they lost years of education during the rule of the Taliban [Ṭālibān]. In the opinion of the young woman of Afghanistan, the same situation is returning...
The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced the end of a plan aimed at reviving the activity of the Muslim Brotherhood and finding sources of funding for its terrorist activities.
Independent sources confirmed to al-ʿArabiyya (al-Arabiya) news channel that Turkish security forces summoned members of the Muslim Brotherhood, who were involved in violence in Egypt, for investigation.
On Thursday, the US Treasury Department announced the imposition of sanctions against five people, three Turks and two Egyptians, for their links with Al-Qaeda [al-Qāʿida].
Maria Kicha is a Russian writer, a PhD in Law, a historian, and traveler. Apart from teaching at Russian State University of Justice, research of the Middle East is her key occupation. Even though she does not usually refer to herself as an Oriental Studies specialist, Maria is the author of three...
On Sunday, Kabul once again fell under the control of the Taliban [Ṭālibān], as the movement began a new era of hard-line rule in the city, twenty years after their removal from power.    Today, regional and national voices warn of the consequences of Taliban's takeover of the government. Questions...

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