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The strangling superiority complex of Kuwait

From the outside, it appears that Kuwait is glowing with prosperity. They pride themselves on the economic development of their tiny country, perceived stability in an increasingly volatile region and most importantly, their sharp progression with women's rights. Every February, the streets of Kuwait are full of people celebrating the month of their Liberation Day. Kuwaitis are generally kept happy, as long as they remain apolitical about controversial issues that are seen to impact national security and talk about the Emir with nothing but praise.

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Israel's nuclear arsenal highlights Western paranoia over Iran

The Israeli media has publicised a declassified Pentagon document detailing Israel's covert nuclear programme. The report, dated 1987 and titled "Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations", describes Israel's nuclear infrastructure development and research throughout the 1970s and 1980s. According to Israel National News, the state had refrained from publicising its nuclear programme "to avoid a regional nuclear arms race"; it deems the US as having "breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel's nuclear powers".

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Amnesty International paints an inaccurate picture of Gaza in its latest report

The efforts of Amnesty International are undeniably significant in monitoring the developments in Palestine and other regions of the world. Nonetheless, Amnesty's latest report on the events of summer 2014 in Gaza Strip does not reflect the context in which Gazans live, nor does it show impartial documenting.

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Human rights group: Evidence points to Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Ben White

The Israeli military likely commissioned war crimes and crimes against humanity during 2014's 'Operation Protective Edge', a leading international human rights NGO has concluded.

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A new setback for Egypt

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

A new setback has hit Egypt at the hands of the coup leader Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi after he signed the Al-Nahda (Renaissance) Dam agreement with Ethiopia, conceding Egypt's historical right to water from the Nile. The price of this setback will be paid by future generations in the form of drought hitting agricultural land, with farmers having neither water to irrigate their land nor fruits of their labours to reap. Egypt, claim some experts, will also lose its wealth of fish stocks.

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