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Reports of quadruple conspiracy against the leader of the coup

Ahmad Shafiq

There has been no topic in the Egyptian media over the past two days apart from the conspiracy hatched by former presidential candidate General Ahmad Shafiq with the objective of toppling coup leader Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi.


Why do Jordanian minds migrate?

King Abdullah II of Jordan

It is no surprise that the Jordanian King himself recently spoke to CNBC about the need to bring back "human capital" to the country. "That's always been our export, and if anything, my ideal long-term vision is to bring that export back into Jordan."


Why is the media ignoring Israel's alliance with al-Qaeda?

Asa WinstanleySince January, I have been ploughing a lonely furrow in this column by covering what is certainly one of the most under-reported stories in the world right now: Israeli involvement in the war in Syria.


US replenishes Israel's arsenal with $1.9 billion in new weapons

Hellfire MissileLast week the US State Department approved almost $1.9 billion in new weapons for Israel. The approval came just weeks after the Israeli rights group Breaking the Silence collected reports of possible violations of international law during Israel's 2014 "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza.


A planned EU military deployment in Libya is 'delusional'

Alastair Sloan

I have just published a short expose for Newsweek, in which a British government adviser called the European Union plan to deploy force against people traffickers along the Libyan coast "moronic and delusional." A separate leaked document shows that senior military planners and EU chiefs have also been warned that the planned expedition carries "a significant risk of collateral damage" and would have "limited impact" on trafficking operations. The document foresees an increased risk of kidnappings of European citizens in Libya if the plan goes ahead.


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