Allison W

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The Future of Democracy in the Middle East: Islamist and Illiberal

Across the region, power struggles mask a more fundamental divide over the meaning of the modern nation-state.<p>After the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, a debate raged among Egyptians and Tunisians over the very nature of their societies. How much of the ongoing “Islamization” was imposed and …

Egypt ex-PM: presidential poll will be fixed

One of Egypt's top politicians, the former prime minister Ahmed Shafik, has pulled out of the country's upcoming presidential election saying it will be fixed in favour of the army chief.<p>In a leaked recording broadcast by Al Jazeera on Thursday, Shafik described the forthcoming poll as "a comedy …

Iran boosts support to Syria

Analyst says that without military support from the Islamic Republic, the Syrian army "would have collapsed"<p>Iran is boosting its support for President Bashar al-Assad, sending top military advisers to Damascus to gather intelligence and train Syrian troops, sources with knowledge of the movements …

U.N. Security Council considering targeted sanctions in Yemen | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is considering a draft resolution to impose travel bans and asset freezes on people in Yemen who obstruct or undermine the country’s political transition and those who commit human rights violations.<p>A man holds a poster of Yemen's former …

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New Egyptian militant group claims responsibility for Giza bombing

A newly formed militant group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack targeting a police checkpoint in Cairo's twin city of Giza that wounded six people.<p>In a statement on Friday night, Ajnad Misr, Arabic for Egypt's Soldiers, said it had carried out the double bombing that hit a police vehicle …