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Iran to host Islamic Awakening confab

Iran Materials 5 September 2011 10:33
Iran is to host the first international conference on the wave of Islamic awakening and the popular revolts sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East.
Iran to host Islamic Awakening confab

Iran is to host the first international conference on the wave of Islamic awakening and the popular revolts sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East, Press TV reported.

More than 500 scholars from 80 countries are to convene at the event, scheduled for the 17-18 of September in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The two-day conference is to focus on the uprisings in Western-backed Arab countries, namely Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen. The months-long unrest in Syria and foreign interference in the country's political crisis are also expected to incite debates at the event.

The events will be discussed from both regional and international perspectives.

In late August, Tehran held a domestic Islamic awakening conference attended by some 100 lawmakers, and hundreds of supporters including political and cultural thinkers.

The gathering is aimed at turning the Islamic awakening into a regional dialogue among Muslim nations.

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