Pakistani Clerics Declare Transgender Marriages Legal under Islamic Law

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 27 – A group of clerics in Pakistan has declared marriage between transgender individuals permissible in Islam, saying they have a right to be buried in Muslim ceremonies, according to a copy of a religious edict Reuters obtained on Monday. Transgender people also have full rights under Islamic inheritance law, the Tanzeem… Continue reading Pakistani Clerics Declare Transgender Marriages Legal under Islamic Law

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Safe Bases: UAE’s Military Expansion in Africa

Two overseas Arab military garrisons are being established to secure a hold over one of the world’s most crucial chokepoints, right across the waters from Arabia. The military expansion is a clear reflection of a need felt across the Gulf Arab capitals to regain control of their own security, due to the deteriorating security situation… Continue reading Safe Bases: UAE’s Military Expansion in Africa

Mafia Politics

In 2011, according to the ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, “living in a democracy” was the most important desire for 92 percent of respondents. A mere four years later, however, 39 percent of Arab youth believes democracy would never work in the Arab world, and perceive Daesh, not dictatorships, as their most pressing problem. Powerful… Continue reading Mafia Politics

Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

TRAL, India, May 23 – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul Mujahideen, personifies a new generation of… Continue reading Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

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Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

TRAL, India, May 23 – Rebels like Burhan Wani, more adept at spreading their message via smartphone than wielding an assault rifle, are becoming a rallying point in disputed Kashmir for youth who reject the authority of India’s federal government. Wani, a 22-year-old commander of Islamic separatist group Hizb-ul Mujahideen, personifies a new generation of… Continue reading Kashmir Militants Wage Selfie War Against Indian Crackdown

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