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Why the gulf turned on Qatar

2017-06-11  US AND THEM US President Donald Trump poses with Muslim leaders after the US-Gulf Summit at the King Abdul Aziz International Conference Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 21 PHOTO: /Getty Images Related Links Erdogan vows to stand by ‘Qatari brothers’ amid crisis Qatar FM rejects intervention in […]

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 […]

Political battles overshadow Arab Spring gains

by Islah Bakhat, The Arab Spring represents a tectonic shift in the region’s political landscape. Yet two years on, divisions between secularists and Islamists risk stalling the revolutions. Simmering angers over poverty remain and women’s rights progress is sketchy. “Every time society feels its hard-won gains are in danger, […]