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EGYPT: Suicide bomb in Sinai kills six and leaves more than 40 wounded

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A suicide car bomb targeting a police station in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula has killed six people and wounded 44 others, police and medics say. Sunday’s bombing came hours after a roadside blast targeted an army vehicle killing six soldiers … Continue reading

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Abbas threatens Israel with ICC over tax row

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened  to turn to the International Criminal Court over Israel’s refusal to fully release hundreds of millions of dollars in tax monies owed to the Palestinian Authority. In early January, Israel froze the monthly transfer … Continue reading

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Dear Mister President

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In an open letter to the US President, a leading Palestinian calls for the US to step up peace efforts after the Israeli re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu Dear Mr President, America is a fascinating society. It is a nation of … Continue reading

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Tony Blair , a man with “no credibility”, to leave the ‘Quartet’

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Tony Blair had “no credibility” left with the parties in the Middle East peace process, a former US government official who was closely involved with trying to revive the talks last year has told the British-based newspaper The Telegraph. “Frankly … Continue reading

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Tunisia revisited

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Perhaps the key gain of the Tunisian revolution was the fall of the police state established under Ben Ali’s regime. It lasted a quarter of a century and centred on the security establishment, which played a role in documenting and … Continue reading

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8th MARCH 2015

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Libya’s strongman cracks the whip

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The internationally recognised Libyan government’s appointment of controversial anti-Islamist general Khalifa Haftar  (right) as its army commander marks a hardening of its line against extremist-led opponents. Gen Haftar’s appointment came as both the government and opposition Libya Dawn forces launched … Continue reading

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Did Obama threaten to shoot down Israeli jet?

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The Bethlehem-based news agency Ma’an has cited a Kuwaiti newspaper report that US President Barack Obama thwarted an Israeli military attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2014 by threatening to shoot down Israeli jets before they could reach their targets … Continue reading

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Kurds accuse Gulf states of funding terror

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Islamic State is still receiving significant financial support from Arab sympathisers outside Iraq and Syria, enabling it to expand its war effort, says a senior Kurdish official. The US has being trying to stop such private donors in the Gulf … Continue reading

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Fear spreads through UK Copt community

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Among Britain’s Coptic Christians there was a sense of stupefied horror, as film of the murder of 21 Egyptian Copts, at the hands of Isis in Libya sent shock waves throughout the community. The video of the mass beheading of … Continue reading

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