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Egypt

A difficult way forward in Egypt

As Egypt teeters on the verge of a catastrophic confrontation, it is difficult to discern who has been more short-sighted: an arrogant Muslim Brotherhood that misread electoral gains for a political...

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Egypt

Judge Government on Respect for People’s Rights

Protect Political Rights of Muslim Brotherhood (New York, July 4, 2013) – Egypt’s new government should break decisively from a pattern of serious abuses that has prevailed since the January 2011...

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Egypt

Epidemic of Sexual Violence

At Least 91 Attacks in 4 Days; Government Neglect Means Impunity Rules (New York, July 3, 2013) – Egyptian officials and political leaders across the spectrum should condemn and take immediate steps...

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Nepal

Nepal’s Political Crisis Paralyzes Economy

Watch the video Aru Pande July 01, 2013 KATHMANDU — Five years after Nepal abolished the monarchy and become a democratic republic, the Himalayan country remains at the center of a political crisis,...

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Uganda + 1 more

Réfugiés : Fuir avec ce qui est plus important

Amy Fallon RWAMWANJA, Ouganda, 2 juil (IPS) - Si vous avez été forcé de fuir votre maison pour survivre, que prendriez-vous? Que pourriez-vous prendre? Jean-Claude "Van Damme" Ndongizimana, 20 ans, a...

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Syria

The Role of Religion in Postconflict Syria

The death toll in Syria is now estimated to be upwards of one hundred thousand and shows little sign of abating. The once secular and nonviolent revolt has taken on the tones of a regional sectarian...

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Syria

Gravely concerned at heavy fighting in Homs, Syria, Secretary-General urges warring sides to Avoid civilian casualties, allow trapped persons to leave Warring Sides to Avoid Civilian Casualties, Allow Trapped Persons to Leave

SG/SM/15147 The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: The Secretary-General is following with grave concern the escalating conflict in Syria, in...

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World + 11 more

CrisisWatch N°119 - 01 July 2013

The Syrian conflict continued to morph into a full-blown regional sectarian struggle (see our new report). President Bashar Assad’s forces recaptured the town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border with...

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Syria + 3 more

Iraq/Jordan/Turkey: Syrians Blocked from Fleeing War

Border Closures Leave Thousands Stranded in Dangerous Border Areas (Hatay, July 1, 2013) – Iraqi, Jordanian, and Turkish border guards are pushing back tens of thousands of people trying to flee...

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Myanmar + 2 more

Malaysia urges Myanmar to stem anti-Muslim violence

Source: Reuters - Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:35 PM Author: Reuters By Manuel Mogato June 30 (Reuters) - Malaysia urged Myanmar on Sunday to take stronger action to prevent persecution of Muslims and bring...

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Indonesia

Ensure Safe Return Home of Evicted Shia Villagers

Government Capitulation to Militants Sets Dangerous Precedent (New York, July 1, 2013) – Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono should order local authorities to return hundreds of Shia...

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