Tag: egypt

Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

Western, Arab opponents of Bashar Al-Assad try to coordinate rebel aid

June 22, AP – Ministers from 11 countries including the United States, European and regional Muslim powers, held talks that Washington said ‘should commit participants to direct all aid through the Western-backed Supreme Military Council’, which it hopes can offset the growing power of rebel forces. Western and Arab opponents of Syrian president Bashar Al […]

June 22, 2013 | By More
‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

‘Syrian civil war sending message to the Iranians’

The Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2009 on charges of espionage. Saberi does not believe Friday’s presidential elections in Iran will bring political changes. Tobias Köberlein: Mrs. Saberi, you lived in Iran for six years before you had to leave the country following your release from Evin prison […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Codetermination is not a question of education

Codetermination is not a question of education

June 8, AP – If post-revolution Egypt is anything to go by, the democratization process is clearly very difficult in societies with high levels of illiteracy and inadequate education. Every election from which the religious right-wing emerges victorious is decried as testimony to “a lack of awareness among the masses.” Although she recognizes the dangers […]

June 8, 2013 | By More
Highest Court says Egypt legislature illegally elected

Highest Court says Egypt legislature illegally elected

June 3, CAIRO (AP) — The Supreme Constitutional Court also ruled that a 100-member panel that drafted the new constitution was illegally elected. The immediate impact of the ruling is limited. The Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament, called the Shura Council, will remain in place until elections are held for a lower house, likely early […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 people including 18 rebels were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting in Qusair. Pro-Assad troops, including fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, have been trying to push rebels out of Qusair. Syrian state media has said government forces steadily […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
Media experts: Arab media is in a coma

Media experts: Arab media is in a coma

May 15, AP – It must play a neutral and fair role in reforming the Arab world and its societies in transition, media experts said at the 12th Arab Media Forum that commenced on Tuesday. One expert even went to the extent of saying that Arab media has gone comatose and lacks feeling for the […]

May 15, 2013 | By More
UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

UN women acting ED: Need to take more courageous and decisive action against human trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the most vicious and shocking forms of violence and exploitation—a web of slavery that overwhelmingly ensnares females. Today women and girls comprise more than half of all trafficked victims of forced labour and 98 per cent of all victims of sexual exploitation. The fact that human trafficking is one of […]

May 15, 2013 | By More
Feds in NYC: Hackers stole $45M in ATM card breach

Feds in NYC: Hackers stole $45M in ATM card breach

NEW YORK (AP) — A worldwide gang of criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said Thursday — and outmoded U.S. card technology may be partly to blame. Seven people are under […]

May 10, 2013 | By More