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US military using Google technology for drone program

American technology giant Google has allowed the US Defense Department to utilize its artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in military drone projects, stirring concern among experts who think such cooperation is not ethical. The US military and CIA have long been using drones to carry out targeted killings and surveillance around ...

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Pence reschedules Middle East visit, White House says as protests continue

US Vice President Mike Pence has cancelled a visit to Jerusalem al-Quds for now. The administration of US President Donald Trump said Monday that Pence’s trip to Israel and Egypt, set to start on Tuesday, has been postponed. White House officials denied suggestions that the measure is linked to massive ...

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Trump receives Saudi deputy crown prince at White House

US President Donald Trump has met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his first official get-together with a Middle Eastern dignitary since taking office.   Trump received King Salman’s son, also the kingdom’s defense minister, on Tuesday in the White House where they took part in a ...

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Conference – Seattle 2017 Heritage of Colonialism in Arabian Peninsula by ROOTS OF CONFLICT

SEATTLE, WA, March 6, 2017 – Roots of Conflict (ROC) is a new organization based in Seattle, Washington whose aim is to facilitate tolerance, pluralism, and freedom of religion and whose mission is to denounce exclusionism in all its forms – whether it stems from a certain political ideology or ...

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Hamza Yusuf stokes controversy with comments about Black Lives Matter and political Islam

The prominent American Muslim theologian Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has been widely criticised for comments he made about the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Muslim Brotherhood and Hizb ut-Tahrir. Answering a question about whether Muslims should get more involved in the Black Lives Matter Movement which campaigns against systematic violence and ...

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To protect themselves, more American Muslim women give up hijab

‘I’m sad about what it means about our religious freedoms in general in our country; I’m sad that I had to give it up,’ says Nassrene Elmadhun, a Boston surgeon who stopped wearing her headscarf after a man threatened her and her toddler. NEW YORK—Three and a half years ago, ...

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Israeli ship remains at sea as protesters gather in Oakland

An Israeli ship subject of a pro-Palestinian protest has docked, but demonstrations at the port of Oakland in California continue after between 2,000 and 3,000 pro-Palestinian activists streamed towards the port entrance on Saturday, chanting and waving flags. It remains unclear whether the ship’s cargo has been unloaded. The protesters ...

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