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As religious fanaticism gathers strength, it sweeps over many groups in its path. Male barbers and female hairdressers have become some unlikely victims. During the past two weeks thirteen men’s barbershops in Iran have been closed by order of the religious authorities. Police commander...
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Iraq’s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki concluded a two-day official visit to Damascus yesterday, which included meetings with the top Syrian political leadership. Weakened by dissention within his own cabinet and confronted by mounting criticism from the United States over his failure to forge...
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The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) launched on July 9. As stated by its editor, the purpose of the Blog is to offer the reader updates on and occasional depth analyses of economic events in the Middle East, which are often overshadowed by pressing political events. Thus far, the...
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Editorial Comment No. 6 - Crude Oil and the Price at the Pump
By Editor, www.memrieconomicblog.org
08/06/2007

There is a certain quality shared by the weather and the price of gasoline-you can talk all you want about it, but there is nothing you can do to change it. But let us try to explain it, meaning the price of oil, and how it is determined. To help us simplify the technical terms, we have solicited...
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Introduction In 2006, under its series Inquiry and Analysis, MEMRI published a study on Islamic banking. In a paragraph headed “Islamic Banking and Terrorism,” we wrote that “[S]ome elements of the Islamic banking network may have been involved in the transfer and/or laundering...
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