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Egypt’s reforms begin to pay off

  • Egypt is gradually emerging from years of economic turmoil caused by serial revolutionary aftershocks that shattered investor confidence and took a heavy toll on foreign currency reserves. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took the reins when the country was in deep crisis, suffering hours-long e...
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Does Israel call the shots in British politics?

  • Russia’s alleged attempt to sway the results of the US presidential election pales by comparison to Israel’s proven infiltration of Britain’s political sphere. However, whereas the US political establishment is up in arms, threatening a new round of anti-Russian sanctions, the British government...
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Sunni fears will not end with Mosul’s liberation

  • Iraq’s efforts to liberate the majority Sunni population of the country’s second-largest city from the talons of a bestial terrorist group are long overdue. This military operation should have been launched in the summer of 2014 in response to the storming of Mosul by a few thousand Daesh...
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Myanmar’s blood-stained ‘democratic’ transition

  • The military junta may have officially been dissolved and free and fair elections held, but Myanmar’s government either supports the army’s ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, or is too fearful to stand up for the democratic values its leader Aung San Suu Kyi has always espoused.Nobel Peace...
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Mosul beyond the battle

  • The Iraqi government’s initiative to free Mosul from the most brutal terrorist group the world has ever known is long overdue. But despite the enthusiastic efforts of Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Shiite militias and US Special Forces, the taking of the city will be no walk in the...
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A slap Congress is beginning to regret

  • Saudi Arabia’s response to legislation permitting the families of 9/11 victims to sue the Kingdom for compensation, which US President Barack Obama has characterized as setting a “dangerous precedent”, has been diplomatically low-key.“The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact...
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Congress bares its teeth

  • Saudi Arabia has been one of America’s closest Middle East allies ever since King Abdul Aziz met with President Franklin D. Roosevelt on a US warship moored near Cairo in February, 1945. Despite very different in terms of culture, the two leaders got along famously.Although there have been...
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A playground for flexing muscles

  • Growing up in the United Kingdom, I used to watch a hilarious sitcom called the “The Rag Trade” based on the clothing industry. At the close of the day the bossy shop steward would yell “Everybody out!” which became the show’s catchphrase.Witnessing the tangled web of protagonists, appearing to...
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Cementing dodgy alliances

  • Donald Trump has accused President Obama and Hillary Clinton of being the “co-founders of Daesh” on three separate occasions eliciting questions about his sanity. He has since backtracked saying he was being sarcastic, an excuse he has offered many times when faced with a backlash over some of...
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Don’t conflate religion with terror

  • US President Barack Obama has come under fire from Republican politicians for his rejection of the term “radical Islamic terrorism” including from Sen. Tom Cotton who says his country needs a commander-in-chief “who calls the enemy by its name.” On this point, Obama is right because both...
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