Pope Francis Has Yet to Visit East Timor

East Timor is long overdue for a papal visit, and popes don’t come to Asia often.

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The Middle Eastern impasses (1): The problems of the Shias in responding

By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Best Defense guest columnist It has become a truism that resolution of the current crisis in Iraq that has seen major ...


Islam Will Not Have Its Own ‘Reformation’

Stop expecting a Muslim Martin Luther. No two religions follow the same historical path.


The Lighthouse Dims

Alexandria, once the pulsing cosmopolitan heart of the Arab World, is now the base for Egypt’s Salafists, a hardline Islamist movement that has tied its fortunes to the country’s autocratic new president.

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