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The Brotherhood, its fateful choices and safe exits

Posted by seumasach on October 7, 2012

It is highly unlikely that Muslim Brotherhood rule will outlast President Morsi’s four-year term; the real question is the manner of their exit from power

Hani Shukrallah

Al-Ahram

27th September, 2012

The ruling (in a manner of speaking) Muslim Brotherhood faces a strategic, even fateful decision: granting that they’ll be removed from power within 4 years at the outside, they need to make up their minds whether they’d rather bow out gracefully or be thrown out, exit via the ballot box, or revolution.

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Saudi judges resign in protest at regime pressure

Posted by seumasach on September 23, 2012

PressTV

23rd September, 2012

At least 50 Saudi judges have resigned in protest at the pressure exerted on them by the Riyadh regime to sentence political activists, Press TV reports.

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George takes on the Salafists

Posted by seumasach on September 15, 2012

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Putin opens Benghazi door for Obama

Posted by seumasach on September 14, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

15th September, 2012

 

 

 

At a time when the United States-Russia “reset” lies in limbo, it should come as no surprise that President Vladimir Putin has made one of the most important statements of his four-month-old presidency, drawing attention to the commonality of interests between the two major world powers and indeed between Russia and the West on one of the hottest issues of current world politics – the Middle Eastern question.

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No Saudi love lost for Egypt’s Morsi

Posted by seumasach on August 15, 2012

M.K.Bhadrakumar

15th August, 2012

The thesis that the politics of the Middle East is all about the “rivalry” between Saudi Arabia and Iran falls apart in the quicksands of Egypt’s politics. Egypt is a Sunni country which doesn’t have diplomatic relations with Iran. And it has been traditionally a staunch ally of Saudi Arabia. Both Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been vassal states of the United States for the past few decades.

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Thousands rally after death of protester in Saudi Arabia

Posted by seumasach on July 12, 2012

RT

11th July, 2012

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Demonstrators have spilled on to the streets of the eastern Saudi city of Qatif, angered by the death of a man during the latest bout of protests in the country.

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Saudi protesters hold massive anti-regime rally in Qatif

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2012

PressTV

11th July, 2012

Tens of thousands of Saudi Arabian protesters have held a demonstration against the Al Saud regime in the Qatif region of oil-rich Eastern Province.

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‘Al Khalifa regime teetering on the brink of collapse’

Posted by seumasach on July 6, 2012

PressTV

6th July, 2012

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A Bahraini court has ordered an 11-year-old boy be monitored for a year after being tried on charges of disturbing security by taking part in popular demonstrations against the country’s monarch.

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Formula One’s (F1) governing body announced Grand Prix will go ahead as planned

Posted by seumasach on April 22, 2012

Grand Prix Hypocrasy in Bahrain

Stephen Lendman

Global Research

21st April, 2012

Al-Khalifa despots rule Bahrain repressively. Bahrainis want democratic change. In summer 2010, sporadic protests began. In mid-February last year, major ones erupted.

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Bahrainis urge world support for revolution: Activist

Posted by seumasach on April 17, 2012

PressTV

17th April, 2012

 

A Bahraini activist has said that the people of Bahrain want the international community to support their revolution, Press TV reports.

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Bahrain rejects transferring activist Khawaja to Denmark

Posted by seumasach on April 8, 2012

PressTV

8th April, 2012

The Bahraini regime has rejected the request to transfer prominent human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja to Denmark, as he enters the 60th day of his hunger strike in prison.

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