Articles tagged with: protests

Stephen Starr
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on : Thursday, 17 Oct, 2013

Turkey’s Ticking Time Bomb

The television cameras that brought Turkey’s anti-government protests to the world in June are gone from Istanbul’s Taksim Square, but unsurprisingly, protesters are still seething. Last month saw a resurgence of protests in a relatively quiet and well-to-do corner of Istanbul following the death of protester Ahmet Atakan in Antakya, a southern Turkish city, on September 9. The consequent clashes in the Kadıköy district in Anatolian Istanbul continued for almost a week and were every b...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2013

Egypt: Police prepare to end Cairo sit-ins

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptians braced themselves for more violence on Wednesday after the military-backed government ordered police to end sit-ins and demonstrations in Cairo held by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi. In a televised statement, the interim cabinet announced that “terrorist acts” and the disruption of traffic stemming from two major pro-Mursi protests in Cairo “represent a threat to Egyptian national security.” “The cabinet has decided ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Thursday, 18 Jul, 2013

Editorial: The Point of No Return

When Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Egypt’s Defense Minister and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, announced that the army had removed Mohamed Mursi from office the crowds in Tahrir ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 15 Jul, 2013

Egyptian cabinet takes shape

CAIRO, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egypt’s interim prime minister, Hazem El-Beblawi, put the finishing touches to Egypt's new government on Sunday. The new cabinet will be sworn in ...

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The Majalla: The Leading Arab Magazine
on : Saturday, 6 Jul, 2013

Editorial: A Lesson for Turkey

This week’s historic events in Egypt that witnessed the toppling of Mohamed Mursi, the nation's first democratically-elected president, have captured the attention of an intern...

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Iason Athanasiadis
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on : Friday, 28 Jun, 2013

Awakening Pera

When a small group of environmentalists and liberals started sleeping in a small, overlooked park next to Istanbul's central Taksim Square, slated for replacement by a mall, I ...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013

Mursi admits mistakes in speech marking first year

LONDON, Asharq Al-Awsat—Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi delivered a two and a half hour speech yesterday, marking his first year in office. Mursi admitted making mistakes an...

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Political Editor: The Majalla
on : Monday, 24 Jun, 2013

Egyptian army gives politicians a new deadline

CAIRO, Asharq Al-Awsat—The commander of the Egyptian armed forces, General Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi, called on political parties to reach a political settlement before the plann...

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Nicholas Birch
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on : Monday, 24 Jun, 2013

Tarred with the Same Brush

There is a great climactic scene in the film Finding Nemo where Nemo's father Marlin and his friend Dory are clinging onto a blue whale's tongue as the vast beast bellows, its ...

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Hugh Pope
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on : Wednesday, 19 Jun, 2013

Keep Bridging the Gap

Three weeks of unrest in Turkey have left five people dead, injured many others, and forced thousands more to seek treatment for tear gas inhalation. Now an international crisi...

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