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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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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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Les Arabes se soulèvent contre les Frères musulmans

Posted by seumasach on August 8, 2013

Pierre Khalaf


29th July, 2013

De la Syrie à l’Égypte en passant par la Tunisie et la Libye, les peuples arabes se soulèvent contre la terreur des Frères musulmans et des autres mouvements islamistes extrémistes, qui ont volé leurs révolutions avec l’appuie de l’Occident et d’Israël et tentent d’étouffer leurs aspirations à coups de massacres, d’assassinats politiques, de violences physiques et de terrorisme intellectuel.

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Tunisia follows in footsteps of Egypt

Posted by seumasach on July 4, 2013

Tamarod’ to challenge Ennahda’s constitution

Middle East Online

TUNIS – The spokesman of Tunisia’s movement Tamarod, Arabic for rebellion, Mohamed Bennour presented on Wednesday, in an interview broadcast on radio Mosaique FM, the main objectives of this movement.

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Khamenei plays hardball with Obama

Posted by seumasach on February 12, 2013


Asia Times

9th February, 2013

It was an extraordinary week in the politics of the Middle East and it ended appropriately by being rounded off with a reality check lest imaginations ran riot.

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Muslim Brotherhood calls for Jordanian Spring

Posted by seumasach on October 16, 2012


9th October, 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood organized a large demonstration in Amman, on Friday, 5 October 2012, at the end of prayer. At first convened to prod the monarchy towards transformation, it soon rose to near-insurgency levels to the, by now classic, cry of “The people want the regime to go!“.

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