• Russian-Moroccan Relations: past and present
    16.12.2014 7:00 PM Read

       Russian-Moroccan relations are traditionally friendly. For the first time Russian readers found out about Morocco in December 1732 from the message "On spanish fortress Ceuta, besiege

  • Tribalism in Yemen
    01.12.2014 10:30 PM Read

    Significant part of Yemenis retains tribal identification. Most of the southern tribes consider themselves descendants of the most legendary founder of the South Arabian tribes Qathan. Some northern tr

  • Russian-Moorish relations: History and Modern
    17.11.2014 9:20 PM Read

       In 2014, Russian-Moorish diplomatic relations celebrate 50 years anniversary. They were established on the July 12, 1964 during the stay in Moscow of Moorish goodwill mission between the S

  • Khat in the life of Yemen
    01.11.2014 2:30 PM Read

        Khat is a tropical evergreen plant of the Magnoliaceae family. Khat was mentioned for the first time in the XI century by great encyclopedist Abu Rayhan Mohammed bin Ahmed

  • Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices of Russian Empire on the territory of modern Arab states
    24.10.2014 11:30 PM Read

       In 1913, i.e. on the eve of the First World War, nine Russian embassies were functioning (in Austria-Hungary, Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, the North American United States, Turkey, Fran

  • Russian-Jordanian interfaith relations
    10.10.2014 11:59 PM Read

       Abdullah II, King of Jordan Hashemite Kingdom, came to Moscow with next working visit, during which he had a meeting with the President of Russian V.V. Putin on October 2, 2014. There is a

  • On preparation of Arabists and Islamic scholars in Russian State Universities
    29.09.2014 11:00 PM Read

       Arabic studies as a science has existed in Russian since the XVIII century. At the roots of the Russian Arabic studies was associate of Peter I Dmitriy Cantemir. In his outstanding work &l

  • The Citadel of Qaitbay - Alexandria Kremlin
    21.09.2014 6:50 PM Read

       Prior to Mongolian conquests, Baghdad was the main transit hub of caravan-sea trade of the Mediterranean countries and India. After devastation of Baghdad by the Mongols in 1258 under the

  • Egor Kovalevsky in East Africa
    16.09.2014 10:55 PM Read

       Egor Petrovich Kovalevsky (Егор Петрович Ковалевский) is known more as the leader of the Asian Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire. Howe

  • Pompeii of the East
    11.09.2014 9:50 PM Read

       City of Jerash founded in the IVth BC by Semites is located 30 km north of Amman, Jordan’s capital. In the IIIrd BC, as a result of campaigns of Alexander the Great the city of Geras

Russian-Moroccan Relations: past and present
16.12.2014 7:00 PM views: 212 comments: 0

   Russian-Moroccan relations are traditionally friendly. For the first time Russian readers found out about Morocco in December 1732 from the message "On spanish fortress Ceuta, besieged by the army of King of Morocco"...

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Tribalism in Yemen
01.12.2014 10:30 PM views: 217 comments: 0

Significant part of Yemenis retains tribal identification. Most of the southern tribes consider themselves descendants of the most legendary founder of the South Arabian tribes Qathan. Some northern tribes consider themselves descendants of the legendary founder of Northern Arabian ...

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Russian-Moorish relations: History and Modern
17.11.2014 9:20 PM views: 382 comments: 0

   In 2014, Russian-Moorish diplomatic relations celebrate 50 years anniversary. They were established on the July 12, 1964 during the stay in Moscow of Moorish goodwill mission between the Soviet Union and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

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France investigate Arafat murder
30.08.2012 6:50 AM views: 23789 comments: 94
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Libya ICC team released from jail
03.07.2012 9:34 AM views: 22473 comments: 0
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Algerian veteran appointed new UN-Arab League Syria envoy
18.08.2012 1:53 AM views: 18165 comments: 0
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France investigate Arafat murder
30.08.2012 6:50 AM views: 23789 comments: 94
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Libya ICC team released from jail
03.07.2012 9:34 AM views: 22473 comments: 0
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Algerian veteran appointed new UN-Arab League Syria envoy
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POLITICS
Russian-Moroccan Relations: past and present
16.12.2014 7:00 PM views: 212

   Russian-Moroccan relations are traditionally friendly. For the first time Russian readers found out about Morocco in December 1732 from the message "On spanish fortress Ceuta, besieged by the army of King of Morocco"...

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Russian-Moorish relations: History and Modern
17.11.2014 9:20 PM views: 382

   In 2014, Russian-Moorish diplomatic relations celebrate 50 years anniversary. They were established on the July 12, 1964 during the stay in Moscow of Moorish goodwill mission between the Soviet Union and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

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ANGLO-SAXON "VALUES" AND THE MUSLIM EAST
24.08.2014 11:00 PM views: 546

    Today, not everyone knows that after all the United States won a worthy victory in the Muslim East: it was a victory in so-called Second Barbary War (1815) run by the United States against North African pirates. As a result of this war, .... 

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ON THE ATTITUDE OF RADICAL ISLAMISM TO GLOBALIZATION: EXPERT OPINION
28.06.2014 4:59 AM views: 833

   It’s a well-known fact that in the political sense Islamism has become a choice of some Arab people during the “Arab Spring”, for example, in Tunisia, for some time in Egypt. At the same time one can not deny that initially the islamization of Muslim societies is a movement in opposition to the West: peoples of poor Muslim countries realize that they will never join the prosperous states. Islamic radicalization as an extreme form of Islamism is an attack against the “golden billion”, which is the result of globalization. Appeals to religious consciousness, increased religious feelings of Muslims are manifestation of the complex of economic insolvency of the population of poor and underdeveloped Muslim countries.

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ECONOMICS
PRIVATIZATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN IN THE TIME OF PRESIDENT SALEH
02.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 451

   First elements of privatization in Yemen appeared immediately after the country’s uniting in 1990, when economy of the new state began focusing on private sector. However, real movement towards denationalization ...

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RUSSIAN-ARAB BUSINESS COUNCIL: WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
13.08.2014 9:10 PM views: 589

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's relations with the Arab East began to go to a new level. Thus, in 2003, during the UN General Assembly in New York, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and ...

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Saudis to build $22 bln metro
29.07.2013 2:57 PM views: 491
The Saudi government has announced it will spend $22bn on a metro system for the capital Riyadh.Officials say the project, said to be the largest public transport initiative in the world, will have six lines and will help boost the economy.Among the winning designs for the main stations were those of the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.Construction on the metro will begin early next year, with the trains running by 2019, Bbc.co.uk reported.
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SOCIETY
Tribalism in Yemen
01.12.2014 10:30 PM views: 217

Significant part of Yemenis retains tribal identification. Most of the southern tribes consider themselves descendants of the most legendary founder of the South Arabian tribes Qathan. Some northern tribes consider themselves descendants of the legendary founder of Northern Arabian ...

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Khat in the life of Yemen
01.11.2014 2:30 PM views: 470

    Khat is a tropical evergreen plant of the Magnoliaceae family. Khat was mentioned for the first time in the XI century by great encyclopedist Abu Rayhan Mohammed bin Ahmed al-Biruni...

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THE PRESENCE OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE ARAB WORLD
25.06.2014 1:03 PM views: 1455

With the election of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Kirill in February 2009 the activity of Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) outside Russia has significantly grown. The revitalization of the ROC abroad occurred due to the following reasons: 1) aspiration of new head of the ROC to strengthen its influence in the world; 2) establish cooperation of Russian Orthodox Church with government agencies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 3) growth of the authority of Russia in the international arena, that manifests itself in respect to the ROC by the official authorities; 4) departure for permanent residence abroad of a large number of Russians who begin to experience the need for spiritual communication, including the nourishment of the Church, which requires the construction and opening of new parishes.

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UN cancels Gaza marathon
05.03.2013 6:25 AM views: 667
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ON THE VITAL TASKS OF RUSSIAN ARABIC STUDIES
28.07.2014 12:44 PM views: 544 comments: 0

 To date, Russian Arabic studies achieved significant success. The publications in Arabic and Western languages of A.M. Vasiliev, A.A. Ignatenko, G.G. Kosach, I.Y. Krachkovsky, E.S. Melkumyan and other Russian Arabists, establishment in Russia of Arabic studying centers ...

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THE LIST OF MONOGRAPHS ABOUT THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (published before 2012, in chronological order)
25.07.2014 12:07 PM views: 951 comments: 0

  The list of monographs about the Prophet Muhammad (published before 2012, in chronological order). Compiled by Pavel Gusterin, research associate of Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS)

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CONTRIBUTION OF MARONITES INTO THE ARAB-EUROPEAN SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION IN XVI-XVIII CENTURIES
05.07.2014 7:06 AM views: 929 comments: 0

Maronites are one of the groups of Catholics of a special kind of Antioch (western Syrian) rite. This confession was called by the name of the monastery Beit Maroun, located near the tomb of St. Maro (d. 433), or according to another version, called after ...

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Russian-Moroccan Relations: past and present
16.12.2014 7:00 PM views: 212 comments: 0

   Russian-Moroccan relations are traditionally friendly. For the first time Russian readers found out about Morocco in December 1732 from the message "On spanish fortress Ceuta, besieged by the army of King of Morocco"...

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Russian-Moorish relations: History and Modern
17.11.2014 9:20 PM views: 382 comments: 0

   In 2014, Russian-Moorish diplomatic relations celebrate 50 years anniversary. They were established on the July 12, 1964 during the stay in Moscow of Moorish goodwill mission between the Soviet Union and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

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ANGLO-SAXON "VALUES" AND THE MUSLIM EAST
24.08.2014 11:00 PM views: 546 comments: 0

    Today, not everyone knows that after all the United States won a worthy victory in the Muslim East: it was a victory in so-called Second Barbary War (1815) run by the United States against North African pirates. As a result of this war, .... 

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PRIVATIZATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN IN THE TIME OF PRESIDENT SALEH
02.09.2014 11:00 PM views: 451 comments: 0

   First elements of privatization in Yemen appeared immediately after the country’s uniting in 1990, when economy of the new state began focusing on private sector. However, real movement towards denationalization ...

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RUSSIAN-ARAB BUSINESS COUNCIL: WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
13.08.2014 9:10 PM views: 589 comments: 0

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's relations with the Arab East began to go to a new level. Thus, in 2003, during the UN General Assembly in New York, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and ...

Read more
Saudis to build $22 bln metro
29.07.2013 2:57 PM views: 491 comments: 0
The Saudi government has announced it will spend $22bn on a metro system for the capital Riyadh.Officials say the project, said to be the largest public transport initiative in the world, will have six lines and will help boost the economy.Among the winning designs for the main stations were those of the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.Construction on the metro will begin early next year, with the trains running by 2019, Bbc.co.uk reported.
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