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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that has highlighted deep political divisions in the Gulf, Saudi ArabiaBahrain and the United Arab Emirates have all withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar in protest at Doha’s “interference in their internal affairs”.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 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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The AKP’s Judiciary Coup

Posted by seumasach on August 19, 2013

Thierry Meyssan


19th August, 2013

The Ergenekon trial verdict did not raise an outcry internationally. At best, the press highlighted the divide that has arisen in the country between those favoring a secular society and the Muslim Brotherhood. For Thierry Meyssan, this trial constitutes exceptional justice and concludes with the imprisonment of all the anti-US leaders: this is a coup.

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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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Erdogan silences dissent in divided Turkey

Posted by seumasach on August 6, 2013


5th August, 2013

A Turkish court on Monday announced verdicts and long prison sentences for dozens of defendants in the so-called ‘Ergenekon’ plot to overthrow the government. The rulings expose how uncertain and divided the country is.

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Brotherhood’s future in the region looks bleak

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2013

A good analysis excepting only one thing: it is Obama who has lead the dismantling of the MB networks. This became clear when Kerry openly snubbed Morsi on his visit to Egypt. The US then arranged regime change in Qatar, the leading player behind the Arab Spring, and must be suspected of the same in Turkey and Egypt. Yes, the Arab Spring has gone into spectacular reverse but this is due to a no less spectacular policy shift in Washington.

Arab News

30th July, 2013

WHAT a difference a month makes! The biggest gainers from the Arab Spring were Islamist parties dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Tunisians, Libyans and Egyptians were broadly sympathetic to their decades-long struggle to join the political mainstream and were, to varying degrees, prepared to give them the opportunity to govern. Their opponents say they had their chance and they blew it. Simmering discontent came to a head in all three countries on June 30, 2012 when 33 million Egyptians called upon their military to rescue them from a government that failed to live up to its promises. That call was heeded on June 3 — and is now being echoed in Libya and Tunisia.

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PLO official calls on Hamas to reassess position post-Morsy

Posted by seumasach on July 8, 2013

Egypt Independent

7th July, 2013

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Yasser Abd Rabboh called on Hamas to reevaluate its regional position Sunday, now that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, its main Islamic ally, has been toppled. “The victory of the revolution in Egypt and the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood warrants [such] reflection,” he told Palestinian state radio.

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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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Tunis hints of backpedaling on Syria

Posted by seumasach on July 1, 2013

Huffington Post

30th June, 2013

TUNIS. As the Obama administration has parried pressures to enmesh the United States more deeply in Syria’s murderous civil war, last year’s high tide of international insistence on Bashar al-Assad’s departure seems to be receding. One sign has been in eroding vote tallies in the United Nations. Another is the very public rethinking of Syria policy one hears here in Tunisia, where the Arab uprisings began.

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Fatah, PFLP-GC slam Hamas leader’s stance on Syria

Posted by seumasach on June 25, 2013


25th June, 2013

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Fatah on Monday criticized Hamas leader and PLC speaker Aziz Dweik for taking sides in the Syrian conflict.

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US mulls options in run-up to Egypt’s 30 June anti-govt rallies

Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2013

“During her meetings, Patterson, according to Egyptian and Western sources, has been stressing three points: Washington does not wish to see Egypt go through either a military coup or a forced interruption of the democratically-elected president’s term; that it is not too late for the elected president and the opposition to work out a compromise deal; that there is considerable room for improvement in Morsi’s management of the nation’s affairs, especially the economy; and that there is also a need for the opposition to forge a united front and vision for Egypt’s future.”

US appears to be working on orderly transition from MB rule

Al Ahram

20th June, 2013

Egypt’s defence and interior ministers have turned down a proposal by President Mohamed Morsi to prepare security forces for a possible declaration of a state of emergency should planned 30 June anti-government demonstrations turn violent, government sources told Ahram Online on Thursday.

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