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  1. From Mubarak to Worse

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    More than 15 months after Egypt's Tahrir Square uprising and four months after free parliamentary polls, many Egyptians say that daily living conditions are worse now than they were in the Mubarak era.

  2. U.S. Iran Hawks in Congress in Some Disarray

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    Hopes by Iran hawks here to get the U.S. Congress to wield the threat of a U.S. military attack on the Islamic Republic on the eve of next week's critical negotiations on Tehran's nuclear programme appear to have fallen unexpectedly short.

  3. EU Feels Force of Israeli Demolitions

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    All 27 foreign ministers of the European Union have strongly spoken out against Israeli demolitions in Area C of the West Bank. Since the beginning of 2011 not less than 60 EU-funded projects have been demolished while 110 others are currently at risk. Several analysts claim the Israeli authorities are specifically targeting EU-funded projects.

  4. Presidential Hopefuls Haunted by their Pasts

    Monday, May 14, 2012

    One is a conservative Islamist attempting to reinvent himself as a pragmatic liberal, the other is a secular statesman trying to distance himself from the authoritarian regime he once served. Both aspire to be Egypt’s first civilian president.

  5. Remembering Is Now 64 Years Old

    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    'There is the beginning of my life. My father would call for prayer, ‘Allahu Akbar’,' says 72-year old Yacoub Odeh, pointing to a collapsed house perched high on the hill. 'The whole village would hear him.' Odeh was then eight years old: 'I’m the son of yesterday.'

  6. Hunger Feeds Growing Protests in Prison

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    With more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners weeks into an open-ended hunger strike in protest against worsening conditions in Israeli jails, including two that have gone without food for 72 days, human rights groups say many lives are in danger and are calling for urgent intervention.

  7. Double U-Turn in ‘Theatre of the Absurd’

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    A double-barrelled ‘coup de théâtre’ — advanced, then postponed, elections within days — has disoriented a polity accustomed to grappling passively with their Prime Minister’s backstage intrigues. But the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ played outwardly by the 'virtuoso of Israeli politics' conceals a deep need for stability.

  8. Double U-Turn in ‘Theatre of the Absurd’

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    A double-barrelled ‘coup de théâtre’ — advanced, then postponed, elections within days — has disoriented a polity accustomed to grappling passively with their Prime Minister’s backstage intrigues. But the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ played outwardly by the 'virtuoso of Israeli politics' conceals a deep need for stability.

  9. Double U-Turn in ‘Theatre of the Absurd’

    Friday, May 11, 2012

    A double-barrelled ‘coup de théâtre’ — advanced, then postponed, elections within days — has disoriented a polity accustomed to grappling passively with their Prime Minister’s backstage intrigues. But the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ played outwardly by the 'virtuoso of Israeli politics' conceals a deep need for stability.

  10. Palestinian Children Labour for Little in Israel

    Wednesday, May 09, 2012

    'It’s tiring,' says 15-year-old Ibrahim*, deep lines running across his forehead. 'But there is no alternative.' Only a teenager, Ibrahim has been working full-time for three years already.

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