Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj) of Yesterday and Today

“They said, “O Zul-Qarnain, indeed Gog and Magog are [great] corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?” (Holy Quran al-Kahf 18:94) Introduction The following are short but comprehensive answers to queries concerning Gog and Magog (Arabic for Yajuj and Majuj) including: …

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Welcoming Chinese warships in Vladivostok © Sputnik/ Vitaliy Ankov

Islamabad Eyes New Chinese Naval Base in Pakistan as US, Saudi Influence Wanes

Pakistan is renewing a 2011 call to the People’s Liberation Army Navy to construct and operate a naval base on its coast, according to a Pakistani diplomat. Islamabad needs an “equalizer” against India, the emissary noted in comments published at the Asia Times. “Previously, it was the US and Saudi Arabia… Now, it’s China,” he said. A recent …

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Hired Gun: Is War with Iran Now Inevitable Under New Saudi Crown Prince?

Israel and Washington seem to have been instrumental in the rise of Riyadh's new leader, a hot-headed young royal who leaves a trail of havoc behind him. But can they control him? In the hilarious novel by Christopher Buckley, 'Thank you for smoking,' the central character, Nick Naylor, works for Big Tobacco as a chief spokesman. …

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Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, seems to be championing a single cause: Israel. When Haley speaks about Israel, her language is not merely emotive nor tailored to fit the need of a specific occasion.  Rather, her words are resolute, consistent and are matched by a clear plan of action. Along …

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President Rodrigo Duterte, talks to troopers during his visit in Jolo, Sulu province, Mindanao, southern Philippines. (Presidential Communications Operations Office)

A U.S.-Led Military Coup could be Brewing in the Philippines to Oust Duterte

In late May, the Philippines became the first nation in Asia to have one of its cities fall to the terror group Daesh (ISIS) and its affiliates. The southern city of Marawi was overtaken by hundreds of gunmen who took control of multiple landmarks and the majority of the city’s residential areas. In response, President …

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From Rome to America (An Empire Self-Destructs)

Empires are built through the creation or acquisition of wealth. The Roman Empire came about through the productivity of its people and its subsequent acquisition of wealth from those that it invaded. The Spanish Empire began with productivity and expanded through the use of its large armada of ships, looting the New World of its …

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Attacks by Muslims ‘Receive 4.5 Times More Media Coverage’ Than Those by Non-Muslims

"Terror attacks" carried out by non-Muslims in the United States receive considerably less media coverage than those committed by Muslims, a study has revealed, adding to an ongoing debate surrounding selective reporting amid increasing Islamophobic hate crimes in the west. Despite the fact that Muslims commit far fewer attacks, US media coverage increases by an average …

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