Egypt sisiஇஸ்லாமிய இயக்கத்தையும் ஜனநாயகத்தையும் நசுக்குவதற்காக சவூதி அரேபியா, ஐக்கிய அரபு இராச்சியம், குவைத் மற்றும் இஸ்ரேல் என்பனவற்றால் ஏற்படுத்தப்பட்ட இராணுவ சர்வாதிகாரத்தின் கீழ் தான் இந்த நிலை

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ஐரோப்பா அந்தகார இருளில் முழ்கியிருந்த போதே மனித வரலாற்றில் சுமார் ஏழாயிரம் ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பே நாகரிகம் பூத்துக் குலுங்கிய ஒரு பண்டைய பெருமை மிக்க நாடுதான் எகிப்து.

hajj highriseThis week, Muslim pilgrims will start the five day ritual of Hajj. Hajj is the world's largest annual gathering of people, which has grown from 30,000 in the 1930s to around 2 million pilgrims this year. Muslims from across the world travel to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, with a clear focus: to bring God to the centre of their lives.

It is the coming together of Muslims from every nation that makes Hajj so special. It is a personal yet collective experience.

Egypt sisiThe status of a country is not determined, as some historians would have us believe, by its history alone, nor just by its geography, nor indeed by its political will. The role of countries is fashioned by the interaction of geography, history, politics and resources together.

It is through a combination of these forces that Egypt’s role was born and developed in the lives of Arabs during the 20th century, in the aftermath of the First World War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

mosul embedThis article was written  in response to Sulochana  Ramiah Ramiah Mohan’s article under the title “Religious extremism spreads in Maldives in the Ceylon Today on Sunday 30 April 2017. However Ceylon Today failed to publish this response. CT article was produced after this article

Distorting and demonizing the peaceful religion of Islam and Muslims, indiscriminate bombing of Muslim countries under false pretexts, medieval style barbaric genocides and the persecution of Muslims worldwide have become today’s New World Order.

Cairo conflictYemen’s civil war, which is partly a proxy conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran, has claimed more than 10,000 lives and caused a humanitarian crisis. Ending the fighting must be a priority for the United States and the international community in 2017.

The war and humanitarian crisis in Yemen—with its rampant human rights violations, multiple militant and terrorist factions, foreign interventions, widespread famine, and unchecked disease—bears an increasing resemblance to Syria.