Al-Jazeera kicked out of Egypt news conference

STORY SUMMARY Journalists for the pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera have been kicked out of a news conference being held by Egypt’s military on the killing of at least 40 people, most of them supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, outside an army facility. Read more: (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News […]

If it’s like father, like son, Qatar’s Emir Tamim will certainly be no pushover – The nation he built is a flea which happily bites any great power that gets in its way

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani is nobody’s fool. The Emir of Qatar did not step down in favour of his son Tamim because of his health, although a gastric bypass operation had drastically reduced his weight. So much had his appearance changed – so much […]

Egypt’s New Sugar Daddy

Source: Daily The Beast: Egypt’s economy is in sharp decline, thanks in large part to its never-ending political unrest. In Washington, these dire economic straits have added new weight to a practice long favored by politicians looking to pressure the Egyptian government: the threat to cut off aid. Egypt receives […]

Muslim world’s condition

Source: MYRIAD problems afflicting Muslims today are of our own making. The combined GDP of a billion plus Muslims living in some 56 sovereign Muslim states is less than that of Japan. Barring a few countries like Malaysia and Turkey, most Muslim states are underdeveloped. Pakistan has seven million […]

GCC security agreement signed

GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN RIYADH: GCC interior ministers signed a security agreement yesterday, which will make them a unified force in the region. The pact aims at reinforcing security cooperation and coordination between the GCC member countries, said the bloc’s chief Abdullatif Al-Zayani. “The security pact will empower each GCC country […]

US-planned opposition overhaul taking shape

ARAB NEWS Sunday 4 November 2012 AMMAN: Details emerged yesterday of plans to reshape Syria’s opposition into a representative government-in-exile, on the eve of key talks between regime opponents. The talks starting today in Doha come amid US criticism of the main exiled opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), […]