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Syria: A better approach

By Matthew Timmerman Now well into its fourth year, the crisis in Syria stands as the world’s worst refugee crisis since the Rwandan genocide exactly 20 years ago. It’s believed a variety of Syria-specific circumstances have resulted in the scope of the disaster witnessed, the most notable being the nature of the stalemate. Not just any …

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Libya navy chief ‘wounded in attack on convoy’

AFP – The Libyan navy’s chief of staff, his driver and two guards were wounded on Wednesday when gunmen attacked his convoy in Tripoli, the navy spokesman said. Rear Admiral Hassan Abu Shnak was on his way to work when gunmen blocked his convoy in a western district of the capital and opened fire, Colonel Ayub Kassem …

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Stand alone: Yarmouk Camp humanitarian disaster

It is impossible not to be touched by the apocalyptic scenes emerging from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus, besieged and cut off for months. The images are at once epic and personal. Row upon row of gaunt faces, serried ranks of grimy, raged figures; the delicate, hunger-ravaged features of children waiting in …

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Blast at school in Libya’s Benghazi wounds 6 children

AFP – A blast rocked a primary school in Libya’s restive second city Benghazi during playtime on Wednesday, wounding six children, security and medical officials said. The blast was caused by an explosive device thrown over the exterior wall of the school as the children were playing, said Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for Benghazi’s Al-Jala hospital. …

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Kuwait PM reshuffles cabinet

The new cabinet line-up includes a new oil minister, Ali al-Omair, a lawmaker who is a senior member of the Islamist Salaf Alliance. He replaced Mustafa al-Shamali, who served in the post for just five months after serving several years as finance minister.

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Qualcomm 2012 Innovation Conference features the “future of mobile technology”

The brightest minds in the ‘mobile ecosystem’ recently gathered in Berlin to promote innovation in the mobile phone industry. The annual Qualcomm 2012 Conference on Innovation (IQ2012) in the mobile industry concluded recently. Qualcomm sought to highlight hands-on access to the latest in mobile technology, products and services as well as insight to “the future …

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Morsy’s “balanced” foreign policy

By Alya Essam As Mohamed Morsy commences his three-day trip to China, which will be followed by a five-hour visit to Tehran, the president comes to introduce himself to world wide leaders, striving to hint at new approaches with countries that Mubarak had cut back relations with. “International relations between all states are open and …

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