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How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
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...
Dr. Ṣalāḥ Harīdī, an architecture professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Alexandria University, and head of the winning team in the competition to revive al-Nūrī Mosque complex in Mosul, expressed understanding of the criticism faced by the team.
UNESCO announced that an Egyptian team from the University of Alexandria won the international competition to rebuild the al-Nūrī Mosque Complex in Mosul, Iraq.  The team was led by Professor of Architecture Dr. Ṣalāḥ al-Harīdī and included eight other Egyptian architects.
The Grand Imam, Dr Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, has received three invitations to visit Iraq, brought to him by an Iraqi delegation headed by Dr. Saʿad Kambash, head of the Sunni Endowment Office in Iraq.
Pope Francis’s visit to Iraq and his meetings with political and religious leaders is a powerful move by the pope to spread peace and bring hope to a country where there appears to be no limit to its suffering.  However, the trip is also a powerful reminder of the trial and tribulations of...
The majority of Muslims around the world began to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan this Friday amidst a peak in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus. The virus prevents many believers from meeting their families or performing collective prayers in mosques, while some religious...
Throughout his life, AWR friend Henk Glimmerveen (1923-2020) showed that engaged citizens can make a difference.
The prominent Iraqi religious leader Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was criticised by Iraqi commentators for his inconsistent positions in relation to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Iranian al-Quds brigades.  In the comments Muqtadā al-Ṣadr was described as a follower to the Iranian orders and...
 Without prior notice an American drone bombed the car of a group of military leaders affiliated with Iran and its proxies - the Popular Mobilization Forces and the Lebanon-based Ḥizbullāh - on their way to Bagdad airport. The attack led to the death of General Qasem Soleimani, the most important...

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