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The rise of the falling writer

  /  August 1, 2012  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

We really have become a fickle readership. We’ve got a lot of choices and you’ve got exactly three seconds to tell me

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In Syria the ends are justifying the means

and   /  July 26, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Faced with a lack of other options unconditional support for the Free Syrian Army raises moral questions

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The pyramids are fine

  /  July 25, 2012  /  Opinion  /  5 Comments

Dear America, the pyramids are still here, thank you for enquiring about their health

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The battle for control in Syria

and   /  July 21, 2012  /  Politics  /  3 Comments

As the battle for the capital is underway Syria’s Kurds have emerged as the factor that tipped the scales

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President Morsy emerges as regional mediator on Gaza

  /  July 21, 2012  /  Politics  /  No Comments

After a weekend of meetings with Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and the EU, Morsy finds himself under pressure from competing interests

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President Morsy emerges as regional mediator on Gaza

  /  July 21, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

After a weekend of meetings with Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and the EU, Morsy finds himself under pressure from competing interests

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Muslims and Christians protest together for the rights of Muslims in Ethiopia

  /  July 19, 2012  /  Egypt  /  30 Comments

In the wake of attacks against Muslims in Ethiopia protests brought Muslims and Christians out to pressure the government of Wolde-Giorgis

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As thin as a veil

  /  July 18, 2012  /  Editorial  /  No Comments

The difference between a good night and a bad one for a woman in Egypt might be as thin as veil

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Mahalla strike gains strength

  /  July 18, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

More companies join the protests and threaten to cut railroad tracks if demands fail to be met.

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Cleopatra Ceramics employees fired upon during protest

  /  July 18, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Employees attempted to storm Suez government buildings

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Train tragedy injures dozens

  /  July 17, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Conflicting reports shroud railway tragedy

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Detained Egyptian journalist back in Egypt

  /  July 17, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Shaimaa Adel arrived on the Presidential Plane with President Morsy

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Iranian drones and submarines raise alarms

  /  July 15, 2012  /  Region  /  1 Comment

Iran’s’ tiny’ army is bigger than it seems

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West eases pressure on Myanmar while attacks on minority Muslims continue

  /  July 14, 2012  /  Region  /  14 Comments

While the West praises Myanmar’s reforms, the nation’s minority Muslims continue to suffer

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Israeli strikes kill one in Gaza

  /  July 12, 2012  /  Other Top Stories, Region  /  1 Comment

An attack earlier in the day on a Hamas compound east of Gaza city left three injured

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From the cell to the castle

  /  July 11, 2012  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

How tragic that the Arab world’s greatest constitutional declaration of freedom will fight its greatest battle over the language of fear.

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Military chief claims no deaths in camel and horseback attack

  /  July 11, 2012  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Facing the Cairo Criminal Court, Roweiny claimed that as far as he knew, there were no reports of deaths or weapons seized from attackers in Tahrir Square after the incident

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Syrian opposition meeting wraps up in Cairo after brawl

  /  July 5, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The Syrian opposition meeting held over two days in Cairo wrapped up on Tuesday after nearly falling apart over disputes in the authority and representation

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The unseen hand

  /  July 4, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

He is described as the unseen hand of an incredibly hierarchal and rigid organization. The Muslim Brotherhood’s General Masul, the General Guide, Mohamed Badie is a man in the shadows, who some believe will have the last word.

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It was one Egypt

  /  July 4, 2012  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

I like to imagine that Mubarak wonders, why that day, why that year of all those years

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Myanmar’s minority Muslims under attack

  /  July 2, 2012  /  Politics  /  27 Comments

When asked where his parents were, the boy mustered, “I don’t know.” He was still very young, even at 17 years-old, to have made a perilous crossing at the Naf River alone, venturing from Myanmar read the rest…

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Morsi under pressure to enforce Gaza blockade

  /  July 2, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  5 Comments

With what appears to be an escalation in Sinai, the president may have found the cover he needs to close the Rafah crossing

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Syria fighting on two fronts

  /  July 1, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

While shelling and fighting continues inside Syria, r Al-Assad is under pressure from the UN and NATO to negotiate an end to the16-month conflict.

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ICC Serbia case nearly collapses

  /  July 1, 2012  /  Politics, World  /  5 Comments

One count of genocide is dismissed as Karadzic’s defence begins its case against the former Serbian leader

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Kurds might be tipping point in Syria-Turkey row

  /  July 1, 2012  /  Politics, Region  /  4 Comments

Kurds are caught in the middle of two escalating zones of conflict involving four countries, but in the current standoff between Syria and Turkey, the Kurdish population may soon find themselves the bargaining chip that read the rest…

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Explosions rock central Damascus

  /  June 28, 2012  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Two bombs have exploded outside the Palace of Justice in central Damascus, according to Syrian state television SANA.

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The devils you know

  /  June 26, 2012  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The headline is an easy one to like. Once a prisoner, now a president. It illicits support from the heart, it lifts the chin, pulls the boot straps up. The story of the underdog who read the rest…

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Egypt braced for announcement

  /  June 25, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ministry of Interior orders police to shoot to kill if there are attacks on Police in the fallout of the announcement

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Shafiq supporters ‘hysterical’ over loss

  /  June 25, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Supporters fainted, cried and attacked a tank at the announcement of Mohamed Morsi’s victory

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Once a prisoner, now a president

  /  June 24, 2012  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Mohamed Morsi wins, becomes Egypt’s first civilian president

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