Caryle Murphy

freelance journalist and author

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Freelance journalist and author of Passion for Islam: Shaping the Modern Middle East: The Egyptian Experience and A Kingdom's Future: Saudi Arabia through the Eyes of Its Twentysomethings; former public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 

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President Obama cut short his trip to India to honor the memory of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Obama Delegation Pays Homage to Saudi Kings, Old and New

President Obama cut short his trip to India to honor the memory of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

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Two years of bloody violence against a brutal dictatorship in Syria have awakened the ancient rivalry between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

Violence and the Politics of Religion in the Middle East

Two years of bloody violence against a brutal dictatorship in Syria have awakened the ancient rivalry between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.

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Two days ago, King Abdulla said  Saudi Arabian women have the right to vote  and participate in local elections, which the BBC hailed as "potentially the most important advance for…

Voting, but Not Driving in Saudi Arabia

Two days ago, King Abdulla said Saudi Arabian women have the right to vote and participate in local elections, which the BBC hailed as "potentially the most important advance for…

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