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‘Opinion: Religion and Politics,’ al-Masri al-Youm (Egypt), 23rd April 2014

‘Opinion: Religion and Politics’

A notable German scholar recently said to me: “after the fall of the Brothers from power you talk a lot these days about the need to separate religion from the state; however the reality is that Islamism will continue to be one of the realities of political life in the Arab region whether the rule of the brotherhood had fallen or not.

 

 

 

 

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‘Violent confrontations in Laayoune and Morocco considers UN report biased towards Polisario,’ Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London), 16 April 2014

Protesters and security forces clashed in the Western Saharan capital of Laayoune following peaceful protests by supporters of the Polisario Front who were calling for self-determination and the expansion of the UN mission in the disputed territory. This comes at a time when Morocco has been moving towards  oil extraction in the Atlantic off the coast of Western Sahara, and the UN seems to be…

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‘Delegations from Fatah and Hamas arrive in Gaza for participation in national dialogue’ BBC Arabic (London), 21st April 2014

‘Delegations from Fatah and Hamas arrive in Gaza for participation in national dialogue’ BBC Arabic (London), 21st April 2014

The leader of the Movement of Islamic Resistance (Hamas), Mousa Abu Marzouq arrived this Monday morning in the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing from Cairo to participate in the national dialogue with the Fatah movement whose delegation will arrive later today.

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‘Syrian Chemical Weapons: Damascus has handed over 80% of its supply’, BBC Arabic (London), 19th April, 20144

Sigird Kaag, the president for the Organisation to Remove Chemical Weapons in Syria, has stated that the Syrian government has given up 80% of its stockpile of chemical weapons.

قالت سيغريد كاخ، رئيسة بعثة منظمة حظر الأسلحة الكيماوية في سوريا، إن الحكومة السورية سلمت 80% من ترسانتها الكيماوية.

وأشارت كاغ إلى أن هذه الوتيرة تسمح لدمشق بالتخلص من كافة مخزونها من الأسلحة الكيماوية بنهاية…

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The Kurdish-Finnish-American artist, Helly Luv, has received a number of death threats after she…

The Kurdish-Finnish-American artist, Helly Luv, has received a number of death threats after she released a video displaying what many thought to be a symbol of Freemasonry.

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