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Brotherhood in Jordan feels the heat after Mursi’s ouster

  • THE leadership of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is under pressure, especially in the wake of the overthrow of Islamist President Muhammad Mursi of Egypt earlier this month. The movement, which enjoys a special relationship with its Egyptian counterpart, has condemned the military coup which...
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How Hamas lost Egypt

  • IF there is one group, aside from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, that has suffered great losses from the recent overthrow of President Muhammad Mursi, it has to be Hamas, the Islamist movement ruling over the besieged Gaza Strip since 2007. In fact, the movement, an offshoot of the Muslim...
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Premature end to a troubled presidency.

  • Few expected Egypt’s armed forces to step in so quickly, less than 24 hours after millions of Egyptians took to the streets and squares of the country’s cities and towns demanding the ouster of Islamist President Muhammad Mursi....
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Does Arab League matter?

  • Most Arabs will be the first to admit that the Arab League, the 68-year-old organization, is a dysfunctional body that has manifested Arab divisions and deep differences rather than realizing its stated goal which is, according to its charter, to “draw closer the relations between member...
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Syria: Behind Al-Khatib’s offer

  • TWO important developments took place last week that could have a dramatic effect on the two-year Syrian crisis. The first was the declaration by the head of the National Syrian Coalition (NSC) Moaz Al-Khatib that he was ready to engage in preliminary talks with representatives of President...
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Will Mali become a new Afghanistan?

  • One week after US President Barack Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai agreed to advance the date of power transfer to local forces in Afghanistan, France found itself engaged in a new regional war against Islamist militant forces, this time in the former West African colony of Mali....
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Militants could unite Syria foes and friends

  • Few observers have doubts that 2013 will be decisive for the two-year-old Syrian crisis, which has descended into a hellish civil and sectarian war claiming the lives of no less than 40,000 people thus far. It has become a regional and international affair, with so many intersecting, and...
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Mursi’s bitter legacy smacks of arrogance

  • President Muhammad Mursi’s latest attempt to defuse a crisis of his own making has failed. Late on Saturday he issued a new constitutional decree, annulling a previous decree that gave him sweeping new powers while fixing a date for a nation-wide referendum on a draft constitution. Most of...
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President Mursi’s failed gambit

  • Egypt is in revolution mode once again. President Muhammad Mursi’s controversial Constitutional Decree, announced last week, has polarized the nation and raised fears of a nationwide outbreak of violent protests and bloody confrontations between supporters and detractors. Already deaths and...
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A game changer in Syria?

  • The coming few days will be decisive in determining the effect of the newly formed coalition of anti-government opposition and revolutionary forces on the future of the Syrian regime and the armed uprising that is raging in Syria to topple it. The new front came into being in Doha after days of...
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