Thursday, April 24, 2014
WASHINGTON, Apr 24 (IPS) - Last October, the Barack Obama administration suspended the delivery of attack helicopters to Egypt's interim government following the Jul. 2 military ouster of Egypt's democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON, Apr 15 (IPS) - The Bahraini Arabic language newspaper al-Wasat reported on Wednesday Apr. 9 that a Cairo court began to consider a case brought by an Egyptian lawyer against Qatar accusing it of being soft on terrorism.
Friday, March 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, Mar 28 (IPS) - The summary mass trial and sentencing of 529 Egyptians to death this week is yet another example of Egypt's descent into lawlessness and blatant miscarriage of justice.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, Mar 26 (IPS) - International human rights groups have strongly denounced Monday's sentencing by an Egyptian court of 529 Islamists to death for a riot in which one policeman was killed.
Friday, March 21, 2014
WASHINGTON, Mar 21 (IPS) - Russia's storming of the Ukrainian naval base in Crimea just as Iran and world powers wrapped up another round of negotiations in Vienna earlier this week represent seemingly contradictory bookends to a world that some believe is spinning out of control.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 13 (IPS) - As the protracted Syrian conflict enters its fourth year, there seems to be little or no hope of a resolution to the devastating crisis.
Monday, March 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, Mar 10 (IPS) - Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain all recalled their ambassadors from Qatar on Wednesday, citing Qatar's alleged support for organisations and individuals that threaten "the security and stability of the Gulf states" and for "hostile media."
Friday, February 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (IPS) - Civil society activists from five Arab countries are urging the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to ease pressure on their governments to reduce food and fuel subsidies until stronger social-protection schemes and other basic reforms are implemented.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (IPS) - The unexpected resignation of Hazem al-Biblawi, Egypt's interim prime minister, and his government this week and the appointment of Ibrahim Mehlib, a Mubarak-era industrialist, as a new prime minister seem to pave the way for Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's anticipated presidential bid.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - An inflow of Russian-made weapons. Political and military support from Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Sharp dissension among fractious rebel groups. And the unyielding loyalty of the armed forces.
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