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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 AvatarJoe Otten 27th Aug - 10:29pm
    Symbols change their meaning all the time. What was an artifact of Saudi culture became a uniform for women, symbolising an unwelcome and reduced status,...
  • User AvatarLeave The EU 27th Aug - 10:26pm
    @Roland "there will need to be a second referendum covering the proposed Brexit options moving forward, which naturally will have to include a no change...
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 27th Aug - 10:15pm
    "BR was deliberately starved of cash to make privatisation look a better bet. " BR was abysmal long before privatisation was a twinkle in a...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 27th Aug - 9:54pm
    Barry Snelson I actually do accept the point you make that it isn't as easy just to tax the rich more as some on the...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 27th Aug - 9:52pm
    Forcing people to wear particular dress when not at work, whether it's a ban on burkinis or a ban on showing one's face, is deeply...
  • User AvatarRoland 27th Aug - 9:50pm
    @Mick Taylor BR was deliberately starved of cash to make privatisation look a better bet. But I seem to remember that Labour governments also starved...