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The Independent View: The crisis in Egypt is not in anyone’s interest

egypt fistsThe reaction of the US and EU governments to the crackdown on protestors in Ukraine has been swift. EU governments seem to be considering possible sanctions on Ukrainian officials, the US warned the Ukrainian Government of “consequences” on relations, and the Prime Minister of Ukraine was not allowed to speak at the World Economic Forum at Davos. This stern reaction comes as up to five protestors have been killed in clashes with the police in Kiev over the past week.

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Opinion: Apostasy and Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Corniche - Some rights reserved by CharlesFredRaif Badawi, a Saudi Arabian liberal writer, was arrested on June 17 in Jeddah and charged with ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels’ and ‘going beyond the realm of obedience’. His ‘crime’ at that point appeared to be setting up an online forum, Free Saudi Liberals, and attending a meeting in Cairo on May 7 of the Arab Alliance for Freedom and Democracy, but the words that constitute the offence were not specified.

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  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 29th Nov - 10:59pm
    Mollison - 'The public support for intervention does seem to me to have a strong element of willy-waving, inspired by discontent with the reality of...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 29th Nov - 10:52pm
    Glenn - 'our idea of a democracy that included rule by politicised Islam.' Just as a matter of interest, how do you conceive a democracy...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 29th Nov - 10:50pm
    Nick Baird - I have no issue with anything that you say, but symbolism DOES matter. We have been asked by a NATO partner for...
  • User AvatarJennie 29th Nov - 10:50pm
    Survey filled in. It'll be interesting to see if Nick's assertion that there's consensus among party members on any point is backed up
  • User AvatarGlenn 29th Nov - 10:49pm
    There's no a chance of getting rid of Assad trough any kind of military means. He got the Russian military on his side. What do...
  • User AvatarLittle Jackie Paper 29th Nov - 10:45pm
    Richard Underhill - Or, in the alternative 3) Actually, I've weighed up the many issues - security, humanitarian, geopolitical, situation-on-the-ground and have made a good-faith...