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Friday, den 8. February 2013

A prominent Egyptian Salafi preacher justified sexual assaults again female protesters, claiming women “ are going to Tahrir Square because they want to be raped ” in a video posted online Wednesday. The preacher, Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah (also known as “Abu Islam”) is the owner of a private television channel called “al-Ummah” and has previously been accused of defaming Christianity for comments made to the press and destroying bibles in front of the U.S.

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Sunday, den 16. September 2012

Liz Cheney claimed on Fox News today that President Obama “refuses to give a meeting to” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But Netanyahu himself stated hours earlier on NBC’s Meet The Press that Obama has “met with me more than any other leader in the world and I appreciate that.” While appearing on America’s News HQ , Cheney was asked for examples of America not being a reliable ally. Cheney responded by claiming that Obama “has reportedly offered to host a meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt” but “refuses to give a meeting to Prime Minister Netanyahu.”

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Friday, den 14. September 2012

There could not have been a more striking week for Salman Rushdie to discuss how his life changed after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini pronounced a fatwa on him for writing The Satanic Verses than this one.

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Friday, den 14. September 2012

The U.N. reported this month that more than 100,000 Syrians fled their country in August due to the increasing violence in the civil war there

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Wednesday, den 22. August 2012

– The New York Times reports : “Nearly nine years passed before American forces reached their first 1,000 dead in the war. The second 1,000 came just 27 months later, a testament to the intensity of fighting prompted by President Obama’s decision to send 33,000 additional troops to Afghanistan in 2010, a policy known as the surge.” – Yet the war in Afghanistan is getting scant attention in the U.S. media and election debates

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Saturday, den 11. August 2012

Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad named his minister of health as the new prime minister of his government yesterday, replacing caretaker Omar Ghalaounji who was appointed just three days ago following the defection of …

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Tuesday, den 7. August 2012

Sunday’s attacks on the the Gaza-Egypt-Israel border — in which gunmen stormed the Rafah border crossing, killed 16 Egyptian security officers, and then smashed through a barrier into Israel before being stopped and killed by Israeli forces — highlights the serious danger posed by an increasingly lawless Sinai region, in which extremists are gaining a stronger foothold. Issander El Amrani has a good post on what is known about how the attacks went down, and the response by Israeli, Palestinian, and Egyptian authorities. What’s most worrying, according to El Amrani, “ is the lack of law and order , and presence of the state, in Sinai since the January 2011 uprising — and the continuing absence of policies to deal with the neglect of this region for the last 30 years.” I wrote about this last September and continue to believe that Egypt needs to act to reimpose itself strongly in the area : through a zero-tolerance for criminal gangs and armed groups, Bedouin or foreign, and through a genuine policy of development, job-creation and integration of Sinai into the national economy

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Saturday, den 4. August 2012

New Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil has formed a new government, state TV reported on Wednesday. The 34 new ministers will be swearing their oath to President Mohamed Morsi.

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Thursday, den 26. July 2012

Nama Khalil During the democratic uprisings that began in the Arab world in 2011, the entire world has focused on Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Syria. read more

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Wednesday, den 18. July 2012

Dick Cheney’s re-emergence tour continued today with a visit to Capitol Hill to get Republicans “ ginned up ” to prevent automatic cuts to military spending that are supposed to take effect early next year. Politico reports that in a meeting with Senate Republicans this afternoon, Cheney provided some words of wisdom based on his experience as Secretary of Defense during the George H.W

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