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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 AvatarRob Parsons 23rd Jul - 9:14pm
    Roland, asking for evidence is not daft, it is sensible. I live in a village in the countryside. There has been building in this village....
  • User AvatarAlice Thomas 23rd Jul - 9:02pm
    Richard - I would appreciate it if you could identify what the divisive statements are that you think I have made, so that I don't...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 23rd Jul - 8:56pm
    @Alice. You seem to be moving towards Men from Mars Women from Venus territory again. Why not try being a little less divisive? Division doesn't...
  • User AvatarHelen Dudden 23rd Jul - 8:56pm
    If you win the next election, or play coalition with any Party, you have your chance.
  • User Avatarjedibeeftrix 23rd Jul - 8:50pm
    does david understand what a proportionate response would be? Perhaps, but i rather think he believes israel should not respond at all: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danhodges/100281103/israels-critics-dont-want-a-proportionate-response-in-gaza-they-want-no-response-at-all/
  • User AvatarJonathan Brown 23rd Jul - 8:35pm
    @g - I think you've lost me. Why would you not consider Hamas supporters, activists, sympathisers etc. to be embittered Palestinians just because they are...