First bloody riots; then a terrorist act; now mutual sanctions. In a period of a few months Ukraine went from a stable democracy to a conflict zone. While Russians and Americans are hitting each other with sanctions, neighbors continue to kill each other and innocent people.
Times are changing and largely because of the relative peace and prosperity enjoyed in the autonomous region of northern Iraqi Kurdistan. Ever since 1991, they have enjoyed a small level of self-government. And, since the fall of Hussein, the country has flourished economically, politically and culturally.
Power is a strong drug to get addicted to. This can be the most truthful statement that you hear during elections. To get power, a person is ready to do anything to get it. Misuse of the law happens on steps of the political career ladder.
The Abbasid Caliphate, a dynasty which began after the Umayyads were overthrown in 750 CE, aimed to support the mawali; non-Arab Muslims. In al-Masudi’s ‘The Book of Golden Meadows,’ the text speaks of two specific Abbasid Caliphs, al-Mansur and al-Mamun.
'Jahiliyyah' is an Arabic reference to the social hierarchy that preferred tribal superiority and bloodshed. But the rich culture and poetic language of the Arabs was anything but ignorant. This analysis interprets the quality of tribal life through the Antar poems and ancient accounts of Arabia.