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Turkey’s Erdogan tasks Davutoglu to form new government

After reclaiming their parliamentary majority in November, AKP lawmakers are set to retake key positions in the government. The Turkish prime minister has been instructed to form the new government. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday reappointed Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader Ahmet Davutoglu as prime minister, providing the conservative leader with a …

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Afghans losing confidence in new government, survey says

More Afghans than at any time since 2004 feel their country is moving in the wrong direction, a new survey found. Insecurity, graft, a struggling economy and Kabul’s ability to tackle key issues top the list of concerns. The nationwide survey, published by The Asia Foundation on Tuesday, November 17, shows that Afghan optimism about …

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Want to be heard? Surveillance art project wants you to let NSA listen

Cologne’s stone advertising columns are iconic – as iconic as Germany’s loathing of government surveillance. Artist Christian Sievers is using these “Litfaßsäulen” to say: don’t be scared, call this number! The message is loud and clear: we have no fear! “This mobile phone was used to call the personal number of William Binney, a former …

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German parliament passes anti-doping law

German lawmakers have passed a law against doping, providing for jail terms for offending athletes. This came as the IAAF was set to decide whether to take action against the Russian federation over doping allegations. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government used its large majority in the lower house, the Bundestag, to easily pass the …

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Ifo think tank sees refugee costs soaring

Germany’s Ifo economic think tank has more than doubled its estimate of what the influx of refugees will cost the country as it expects higher numbers of asylum-seekers and additional outlays already this year. The Munich-based Ifo institute released a new cost estimate on Tuesday, showing German government expenditures on refugees soaring to 21.1 billion …

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Obama administration to step up strategy to fight Islamic State

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the US will ramp up air strikes against the terror group in Syria and Iraq. His testimony comes as Russia and Syrian government forces step up their own attacks on the group. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said on Tuesday the Obama administration is stepping up its military campaign …

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What if we all voted?

Last week, I closely followed, in a combination of shock, sarcasm and cynicism, the parliamentary elections participation rate frenzy. The low rates of participation were neither shocking nor surprising, but the amount of justification and propaganda that surrounded those rates was frightful. The fact that mass media, whether private or state owned, became a platform …

Ziad A. Akl

Islamists issue death threat against leading Bangladeshi blogger

Bangladeshi blogger Imran H Sarker says he has received a death threat from the “Islamic State” via Facebook. In an interview with DW, the blogger explained why he is taking the threat seriously. Dhaka-based blogger Imran H Sarker is one of the most widely read and popular bloggers in the country with nearly a million …

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Syrian ground offensive advances on Aleppo under Russian cover

Ground offensives led by the Syrian army and their allies have continued into the start of the week. Three rebel groups affiliated with the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) reportedly received munitions from the US. Syrian government troops and their allies pushed on with their offensive a few kilometers south of the northern city of Aleppo …

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Obama announces deployment of 300 troops to Cameroon

US President Barack Obama has said he will send troops to Cameroon in order to counter the terror group Boko Haram. The central African country was the target of an attack this past weekend. President Obama informed Congress on Wednesday it was sending 300 soldiers to Cameroon as part of the fight against the terrorist …

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UN: Not enough money for refugees in Iraq

More than three million Iraqis are on the run in their own country. The United Nations are sounding the alarm bells. The refugee situation is getting increasingly desperate due to a shortage of funding. Now, more than a year after “Islamic State” (IS) gained a foothold in Iraq, UN representative Dominik Bartsch is painting a …

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UK pledges billions for nuclear plant

The British Chancellor has announced billions in government backing for the controversial Hinkley Point nuclear station. The announcement came during a trip to China, during which he sought to court Asian investors. British finance minister George Osborne on Monday sought to win over foreign investors, as he pledged £2 billion (2.75 billion euros, $3.11 billion) …

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EU relaxed about Greek elections

Six weeks after settling a third bailout package, Brussels’ attention to Greece has waned, even as Sunday’s vote looms. Everyone hopes that a new government will implement the aid program without any more conflicts. For about half a year, meetings of eurozone finance ministers took place under the spell of the “G-word.” Yet Greece was …

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Malaysia to spend billions on stock market recovery

Malaysia has been rocked by a corruption scandal that has implicated high-ranking officials. But Prime Minister Najib Razak has come up with a new plan to boost confidence in the stock market – and the country. The Malaysian government announced on Monday it will pump billions into a state investment firm to prop up its …

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The government and the people: When will there be reconciliation?

  By Nevine Kamel A short conversation with the doorman made me wonder – when will the government succeed in reconciling with its people? When can the Egyptian citizen trust his government?   I asked Khattab, the doorman: “Haven’t you felt the current development of the country’s conditions? Haven’t you felt safer and more stable?” …

Daily News Egypt

How the Egyptian state frames and manages chaos

Having lived in complete chaos for many years, Egyptians have come to believe that chaotic behaviour is an Egyptian cultural trait, part of their DNA, and that we are by nature a chaotic people. The reality is that chaos is consciously sustained by the Egyptian state, to facilitate its authoritarian rule. It is simply one …

Mohammed Nosseir