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Riyadh takes wrong road to stability

Posted by seumasach on March 21, 2014

Nicola Nasser

Asia Times

21st March, 2014

As the Arab Spring spread in 2011, some analysts thought Saudi Arabia had what it would take for full-scale revolt.

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What will come of the Saudi-Qatari feud?

Posted by seumasach on March 21, 2014

FNA

TEHRAN (FNA)- The nearly 100-year-old tribal struggle between Al-Saud dynasty from Anza and Al-Thani dynasty from Tamim in the region of Najd in the Arabian Peninsula, has become part of the fault line of the strategic axis of the world’s politics.

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Arab states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar

Posted by seumasach on March 10, 2014

Arab states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar in protest at ‘interference’

Guardian

5th March, 2014

In a rare public spat that has highlighted deep political divisions in the Gulf, Saudi ArabiaBahrain and the United Arab Emirates have all withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar in protest at Doha’s “interference in their internal affairs”.

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Egypt’s army chief heads to Moscow

Posted by seumasach on February 13, 2014

,posing in a presidential look ahead of announcing his bid

Montreal Gazette

12th February, 2014

CAIRO – Egypt’s military chief headed to Russia Wednesday on his first trip abroad since ousting the country’s Islamist president, part of a shift to reduce reliance on the United States at a time of frictions between the longtime allies.

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Thousands of Bahrainis march for democratic reforms

Posted by seumasach on August 26, 2013

Ahram

26th August, 2013

Thousands of Bahrainis were allowed to march peacefully outside Manama calling for democratic reforms on Friday, 10 days after police cracked down on scattered protests organised by an online group inspired by recent demonstrations in Egypt.

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New movement targets Hamas rule in Gaza

Posted by seumasach on August 20, 2013

Ma’an News Agency

20th August, 2013

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – A newly announced Palestinian youth movement, said to be based in the Gaza Strip, released a statement and a video Sunday calling on all residents of Gaza to protest on Nov. 11.

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood: reform or relapse?

Posted by seumasach on August 20, 2013

Asia Times

20th August, 2013

In the immediate aftermath of the coup that deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, it looked as though the Muslim Brothers had decided to embrace all options, including violence, to regain their footing and demand Morsi’s reinstatement. In the heat of the moment, some Brotherhood members and their supporters waved flags associated with militant Islamist groups, such as al-Qaeda, and issued rampant threats against the deposed president’s opponents.

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No US solution to quell chaos in Egypt, Syria

Posted by seumasach on August 20, 2013

“With regard to Syria, the US is yet to deliver on its promise to send weapons to Syrian rebels after the White House in June concluded that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government used chemical weapons.”

“Also limiting Washington’s options is the fact that Americans have no taste for overseas conflicts after a brutal war in Iraq and more than a decade in Afghanistan.”

DNA India

20th August, 2013

Spiralling violence has engulfed Cairo and has spread nationwide after the recent military takeover of power from the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Egypt’s Coptic Church supports military

Posted by seumasach on August 19, 2013

Albawaba(Reuters)

17th August, 2013

Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church announced on Friday its support for the military and security forces in their fight against what it called “groups of armed violence.”

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Syria faces a systematic terrorism

Posted by seumasach on August 19, 2013

Archbishop of Sebastia: Those, who set fire to churches in Egypt also destroy Syria

Syria News

18th August, 2013

The Archbishop of Sebastia from the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Theodosios (Atallah Hanna) of Sebastia, made several statements about the current violence and chaos in Egypt as well as about the Syrian conflict and the gruesome deeds of the Takfiri groups in both Arab states in a meeting with figures from the occupied area of Jerusalem (al-Quds).

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Technical committee to propose radical changes to Egypt’s 2012 constitution

Posted by seumasach on August 19, 2013

Al Ahram

18th August, 2013

A 10-member technical committee entrusted with amending Egypt’s 2012 constitution has almost finished its task. The committee was formed under Article 28 of the constitutional declaration issued by Interim President Adly Mansour 8 July and is headed by Mansour’s legal advisor, Ali Awad.

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