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Tunisia expels Bernard Henry Levy only 24 hours after his arrival

Posted by seumasach on November 4, 2014

Middle East Online

2nd November, 2014

TUNIS – French philosopher Bernard Henri Levy was expelled from Tunisia Saturday night only 24 hours after his arrival in the country.

He was supposed to stay in Tunisia till Thursday.

His visit had provoked a storm of protests in the country. The trade union federation (UGTT) called Saturday for his expulsion from the country denouncing his role in “inciting anarchy and encouraging civil wars and terrorism in the Arab World”.


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Hifter supports role for Egyptian army in Libyan conflict

Posted by seumasach on June 9, 2014

Did you face difficulty in bringing together the Libyan army again? 

 I didn’t experience any difficulty in calling military members. As soon as they heard the call, they went in large numbers to various sites in Libya. It is difficult for the government to do this kind of thing. 

Egypt and Algeria are brotherly states, and cooperation between us and Algeria will be quick and easy.

The reintegration of the Libyan army and the role of Egypt and Algeria are key to re-establishment of Libyan state



June, 2014

In the second part of an interview from within his stronghold at an air force base [in eastern Libya], Khalifa Hifter, the commander of “Operation Dignity,” spoke about the border with Egypt and securing it. Hifter said he agrees with the method chosen by Egypt [to secure the border], even if it reached the point of a military strike within the borders of Egypt’s western neighbor.

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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


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’


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


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


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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