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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 Avatarnvelope2003 29th Jul - 10:16am
    The breach of privacy about the unfortunate behaviour of one peer does not make the present House of Lords unfit for purpose. It does the...
  • User Avatarsimon 29th Jul - 10:10am
    @ Jayne It raises a smile that of all the things he did, making a "sexist, racist" comment (if true) is the worst of it....
  • User AvatarMark Thompson 29th Jul - 10:10am
    "He is alleged to have made a sexist, racist comment. It is that which I find offensive if it proves to be true." @Jayne I...
  • User AvatarJayne Mansfield 29th Jul - 9:56am
    He is alleged to have made a sexist, racist comment. It is that which I find offensive if it proves to be true.
  • User AvatarMavarine Du-Marie 29th Jul - 9:51am
    Although my views on the second chamber is contrary to yours. I completely agree with this article. I dislike the fact that sex (normally private...
  • User AvatarJohn Tilley 29th Jul - 9:47am
    As someone who knew Simon Titley from the 1970s it seems to me that quite a few of us could have a pretty good guess...