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Baroness Thatcher deserves respect, not sick death parties

  • The grocer’s daughter, once the most powerful woman in the world, will be honored by the state tomorrow with a lavish ceremonial funeral in the British capital. Her flag-draped coffin will be taken on a horse-drawn gun carriage down the Strand to Saint Paul’s Cathedral where hundreds...
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No quick fix for Egypt besides national unity

  • I ALMOST feel sorry for President Muhammad Mursi who’s struggling to bring order to a country that’s on the verge of chaos and bankruptcy. I say “almost” because some of his decisions and lack of experience triggered the current social and economic downward spiral. Six...
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Israeli airstrike on Syria may ultimately strengthen Assad

  • AS if the neighborhood wasn’t combustible enough, Israel reportedly received a green light from President Barack Obama to stoke the flames by launching an airstrike on a Syrian military research facility outside Damascus and deploying its warplanes to repeatedly infringe Lebanese airspace....
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A divisive piece of paper won’t keep Egypt afloat

  • On Saturday, Egyptians were required to vote “yes” or “no” to the draft constitution. Out of the 51 million eligible to cast their ballots only 18 million did so during the crucial first phase that polled ten governorates, including Cairo and Alexandria. The vote had to be...
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Compromise, the only medicine for Egypt’s ills

  • JUST a few weeks ago Egypt was firmly on the road to recovery. President Muhammad Mursi had carved a name for himself as a pragmatic statesman internationally while his one-time opponents were beginning to grudgingly accept that he had a pair of safe hands faithfully representing the interests of...
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Mursi’s power grab has galvanized opponents

  • The climate is tense throughout Egyptian towns and cities. President Muhammad Mursi’s surprise edicts sheltering his executive decisions from oversight and challenge have rocked the nation, pitting neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend. In the eyes of many, the president, who...
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US, Israeli elections could bode ill for Palestinians

  • As each year passes Palestinian hopes are being dampened, nay strangled. Whatever peace process there was has long been dead and buried due to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s obstinacy and President Obama’s unwillingness to force his hand on Jewish settlement creep. As of now, Palestinians on the West...
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US-Iran talks, the only viable way forward

  • A report published in Saturday’s New York Times reveals that the US and Iran “have agreed in principle for the first time on one-on-one negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program” as “a last-ditch diplomatic effort to avert a military strike on Iran. The Obama...
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Could Syria and Lebanon be steppingstone to Iran?

  • FEW would dispute that Syria’s Al-Assad regime has to go; it’s crossed too many red lines soaked in innocent blood to be a credible leadership — and just about everyone from all sides of the political spectrum want the killing to stop. Likewise, the governments of almost all...
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Israel and Iran jeopardize the neighborhood

  • Iran must be exposed by the international community as the premier terrorist support state that it is, and everything should be done to prevent Iran, the world’s most dangerous regime, from developing the world’s most dangerous weapons,” says Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who,...
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