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WHERE EGYPT LEADS, OTHERS WILL FOLLOW

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The Pakistani army, known for its ‘professionalism’ in staging repeated military coups, has managed to trans- form its country into a state where the only sign of democracy is the holding of ‘elections’ that merely serve to secure the further rule of the military over the people.

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LETTER FROM CAIRO, JULY 2103

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IRAQ ON DANGEROUS GROUND

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The governor of Kirkuk province has demanded the army withdraw from his region. Curfews have been imposed in the cities of Mosul in the north, Falluja in Anbar, where the Americans fought ferocious house by house battles against militants during the insurgency, and Muqdadidiya in Diyala.

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PALESTINE: PLAYING A WAITING GAME

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In this months magazine

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DOHA: A NEW HAND AT THE HELM

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“The time has come to turn a new leaf in the history of our nation,” the outgoing emir said in his address, “where a new generation steps forward to shoulder the responsibility with their dynamic potential and creative thoughts.”

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DOHA FORUM: SEEKING SOLUTIONS

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COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MAN ?

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Mr Ahmadinejad was the president of a government hand-picked by the Supreme Leader. Iran’s nuclear programme was diverted away from its original path. The result of this adventurism by the regime was the imposition of harsh economic and political sanctions on Iran, which have had a devastating effect on its people.

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TURKISH SPRING OR TURKISH WINTER ?

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DEAD SEA DEBATE

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More than 900 participants from over 50 countries took part in the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa. The three-day meeting held at Jordan’s Dead Sea resort, convened under the theme Advancing Conditions for Growth and Resilience, and focused on shaping the region’s future economic, social and governance systems.

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CAFE CONVERSATIONS: NICK REDMAYNE REPORTS FROM BENGHAZI

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But I don’t think they will succeed, we’re all Sunni here, no divisions like Syria or Iraq, and whatever happens next it can’t be worse than Gaddafi.”

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