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The spirit of Nuremberg

It is now 70 years since what was perhaps the most important trial in the history of mankind. What makes this circumstance particularly significant is that it was the first time in history that a murderous regime of a defeated state was put to trial by the victorious powers after a particularly cruel and vicious …

Alberto Zuppi

Al-Sisi: pick your battles to win your war

One of the many difficulties facing President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi lies in his handling of Egypt’s political dynamic from a single, incredibly narrow perspective. The president has tended to deal with political incidents and opponents separately and thus appears to be incapable of visualising the full picture. Applying a repressive policy to each individual political …

Mohammed Nosseir

Western allies join Egypt in war against democratic values 

When western countries are criticised for legitimising Egypt’s oppressive rule, excuses are offered in return. One response is that Egypt does not heed their concerns regarding the dire human rights conditions. “We’ve tried telling them, but they don’t listen,” is a common way of phrasing it. As to why business deals proceed smoothly despite Egypt’s …

Wael Eskandar

Those plagued with war and those plagued with hatred

Are we plagued with political hatred? This question always arises when I see some politicians criticise their opponents exaggeratedly and defame them enthusiastically, in a manner that only suits those who are oppressed and have a just cause, or those who have a deep hatred, akin to a mental illness. I read a book entitled …

Iran invited to Syria talks

Washington has said that an invitation will be sent to Tehran for upcoming talks on political transition in Syria. Defense Secretary Carter also spoke of US plans to ramp-up its military campaign in Syria

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Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he is sorry for mistakes around the US-led military invasion of Iraq. Speaking to CNN, he also conceded that the war may have helped bring about the “Islamic State.” Tony Blair apologised for some aspects of the way the case to invade Iraq in 2003 had …

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Russia rejects Dutch MH17 crash report

The Dutch report into the downing of MH17 was not designed to apportion blame for the shooting, but Russia seems to be going out of its way to say it wasn’t its missile. Fiona Clark looks at some of the reasons why. They say the first casualty of war is the truth, and the conflict …

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Putin’s proxy war

President Putin turned 63 this week, but, as he savored his birthday cake, did the thought occur to him that he might have bitten off more than he could chew with his Syria strategy? Fiona Clark in Moscow investigates. Shortly after Russian warships fired 26 cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea into Syria, some 1,500 …

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Car bombs kill dozens across Iraq

Three Iraqi towns have been targeted by deadly bomb blasts, including one in the relatively quiet Basra region, according to officials. The government is struggling to provide security as the fight against IS continues. At least 56 people were killed in three separate car bombings on Monday, targeting busy areas in the towns of al-Khales …

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Nerves are on edge along Balkan refugee route

The refugee crisis has put a strain on already difficult relations between Balkan countries. Borders are being shut and fences built. To make matters worse, Croatian parliamentary elections are coming up this fall. In the past few days, the acrimonious exchange of words has been reminiscent of the Yugoslav War era. Croatian Prime Minister Zoran …

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Russia starts drone surveillance missions in Syria

Russia has begun drone surveillance missions in Syria, US defence officials said Monday. The move marks Moscow’s first military air operations there since undertaking a rapid buildup at a Syrian air base. US officials said the drone operations appear to based out of the air base near the western port city of Latakia, where last …

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