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‘No complications’ from Carter surgery for brain pressure 12.11.2019 Raw Story
Former US president Jimmy Carter was recovering in a Georgia hospital following surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain after he suffered multiple falls, an aide said. “There are no complications from the surgery” to ease the pressure caused by a subdural hematoma, the Carter Center said in a statement. The 95-year-old Nobel laureate […]
Egypt arrests 1,500 activists to prevent more protests this weekend 26.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The small and scattered demonstrations were the first popular expression of resistance to President Sisi. His government is not taking any chances.

Is the UN trolling Trump by scheduling him to speak in the middle of ‘Dictator Day’? 24.9.2019 Raw Story
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his speech before the United Nations General Assembly. But as Politico noted, the logistics of the lineup conspicuously put Trump in the middle of a long list of brutal dictators who are also scheduled to speak. Before Trump on the schedule is Jair Bolsonaro, the recently […]
What is more Western than democracy and concentration camps? 9.9.2019 Raw Story
The West appears, suddenly, devoid of its greatest virtues, constructed century after century, preoccupied now only with reproducing its own defects and with copying the defects of others, such as authoritarianism and the preemptive persecution of innocents. Virtues like tolerance and self-criticism have never been a weakness, as some now pretend, but quite the opposite: […]
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In Sissi's Egypt, It Is Always 1984 | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The paranoia and violence that Abdel Fattah el-Sissi showed at the time of the 2013 Rabaa massacre have continued, albeit in a different form.
On Foreign Policy, Biden Is The Anti-Trump 13.7.2019 Outside the Beltway
Joe Biden delivered his first major foreign policy address of the campaign. It's not perfect, but it's better than what we have right now.
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The Gaping Hole in Jared Kushner's 'Peace Plan' | Opinion 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The plan promises prosperity—but ignores the very reason prosperity isn't there in the first place.
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Egypt's Only Democratically Elected Leader Died in a Cage. The West Shrugged | Opinion 20.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
With the death of President Morsi, whatever was left of the West's democratic legitimacy in the Arab world fades away.
Egypt accuses UN of seeking to ‘politicize’ Morsi death 19.6.2019 Raw Story
Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to “politicise” the death of the country’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an “independent inquiry”. Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned “in the strongest terms” the call by the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, […]
Egypt’s former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo 18.6.2019 Raw Story
Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday as calls mounted for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom. The Islamist leader, who was overthrown in 2013 after a year of divisive rule and later charged with espionage, was buried at a cemetery in […]
Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death renews criticism of his treatment in prison 18.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, imprisoned since the military removed him from office in 2013, died Monday after collapsing in court, officials said, putting the nation’s authoritarian-minded government on the defensive over his treatment in custody.

The country’s first democratically...

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The Treacherous Falsification of Palestine-Israel History 9.6.2019
DePaul University's Jason Hill is perpetuating right-wing myths with no historical or legal basis.
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John Bolton’s Absurd ‘Troika Tyranny’ 31.5.2019
The real tyrants are U.S. allies in the Middle East (not Venezuela, Cuba or Nicaragua), writes Danny Sjursen. By Danny Sjursen American foreign policy can be so retro, not to mention absurd. Despite being bogged down in more military…Read more →
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Key US Allies in the Middle East Are the Real Tyrants 30.5.2019
Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have awful human rights records and are preparing for possible war with Iran.
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“Sooner or Later, Dictators Fall,” Says Eyewitness to Sudan’s Uprising 24.5.2019
Protesters remain committed to continuing the uprising until the old regime is completely transformed.
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The world faces many tragedies. The lack of a Palestinian state ranks low on the list 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few regional conflicts attract more diplomatic energy, media coverage and attention on the part of human rights activists than that between Israel and the Palestinians. From President Donald Trump, who tantalizingly promises a “deal of the century” to end seven decades of strife, to the thousands...

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In his first year, Pompeo brought ‘swagger’ but made little progress on foreign policy priorities 26.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When he took over a troubled State Department a year ago, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo promised to restore its “swagger,” an unlikely goal for the staid diplomatic set.

He also vowed to raise morale, fill vacant posts, oversee more transparent diplomacy and allow greater access to his decision-making....

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Zionism Violates the Principles at the Heart of Judaism 22.4.2019
A new book tells the stories of personal transformation of Jews who rejected Zionism to reclaim Judaism.

The post Zionism Violates the Principles at the Heart of Judaism appeared first on Truthout.

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Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes 18.4.2019
Israel promotes its "vegan-friendly" army and animal rights record while Palestinians suffer.

The post Israel Uses Animal Rights to Distract From War Crimes appeared first on Truthout.

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Egypt parliament OKs constitutional changes to extend President Sisi’s power 17.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Egypt’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments that tighten President Abdel Fattah Sisi’s grip on power and could keep him in office until at least 2030. The changes are to be put to the public in a national referendum expected as early as next week.

The proposals, which...

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