Global Political Islam

  • Libya on Brink of Civil War as Islamists and Renegades Battle

    July 10, 2014

    Libya is teetering on the brink of civil war, as the government and the Islamist-dominated Parliament are facing armed attacks from opposing paramilitary groups led by renegade general Khalifa Haftar, a lone wolf whose claims of U.S. support have been officially disavowed by Washington.

  • Egypt Turning to Islamic Finance

    June 23, 2014

    Global finance experts have noted that Egypt is moving decisively to develop its sharia-compliant finance regime.

  • Global Islamic Banking Conference to Convene in Singapore

    June 23, 2014

    Singapore will host the 5th Annual World Islamic Banking Conference ("WIBC"), a global conclave aimed at internationalizing platforms for sharia-compliant and sharia-compatible markets and products by building out the Islamic banking and finance industry beyond its current regional foci in Asia and the Middle East.

  • Prodromou: ISIS Endgame Is Islamic Caliphate

    June 23, 2014

    Elizabeth Prodromou writes that the long-term goal of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ("ISIL" or "ISIS") to establish an Islamic caliphate in Baghdad should encourage "prudent policy planning" in Washington.

  • Islamists in Syria and Iran Disagree at Doha Forum

    June 19, 2014

    Participating in the U.S.-Islamic World Forum at Doha, the leader of Syria's Muslim Brotherhood rejected the possibility of dialogue with Iran about peace talks on Syria, accusing the Iranian regime of a double strategy of supporting Islamist extremists and working with the al-Assad regime in Syria.

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