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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 AvatarPhilip Thomas 28th Mar - 6:48pm
    In fact, wouldn't the most progressive approach of all be an infinite tuition fee burden? Only the richest students would have to pay any more....
  • User AvatarCaracatus 28th Mar - 6:16pm
    @ Tom Papworth - why do you have to rewrite history ? There was no attempt to make tuition fees a red line in the...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 28th Mar - 6:07pm
    Excellent news, lets hope even the thought of Salmond going to the USA on a book tour loses him a bucket load of votes,
  • User Avatarmalc 28th Mar - 6:06pm
    Call me daft by all means, but if I was going to university and I was offered exactly the same course for 6 grand or...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 28th Mar - 6:04pm
    The idea that MPs need a secret ballot to vote for the speaker under any circumstances is absurd. Coming from a Government that forces all...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 28th Mar - 5:56pm
    Couldn't we get an even more progressive tuition fee approach by increasing fees to say, £12,000? Only the highest earning graduates would have to pay...
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