Egypt

Date: July 09th 2013

The Arab Republic of Egypt has descended into political chaos after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by the military following days of sustained protests which saw millions of citizens marching in the streets to demand his resignation over the country’s deteriorating economic and security situation. A few days after the overthrow of ...

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Iran

Date: July 09th 2013

Reports have emerged that the Islamic Republic of Iran is actively exploiting a loophole in Western sanctions, allowing it to import a high grade of refined alumina ore from European countries including France and Germany, which could be used in the making of armour parts and missile components. Iran has also moved to ...

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Iraq

Date: July 09th 2013

The Republic of Iraq was hit by fresh terrorist attacks leaving more than a dozen dead across the country early last week as a Kurdish member of parliament warned that violence was unlikely to subside during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when militants have historically stepped up their operations in recent years. ...

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Israel

Date: July 09th 2013

The State of Israel has expressed concern at the political chaos unfolding in the neighbouring Arab Republic of Egypt where the military overthrew the government of Mohamed Morsi following mass street protests calling for his ouster. Israel officials are particularly worried about the ongoing security vacuum in the Sinai, and believe that the ...

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Jordan

Date: July 09th 2013

Following a decade of extended legal battles over the fate of radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada’s status in the United Kingdom, the extremist preacher was finally deported by British authorities to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan where he was immediately charged with terrorism by the country’s State Security Court. Separately, a pipeline carrying ...

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Lebanon

Date: July 09th 2013

Tensions continue to simmer in the Lebanese Republic as supporters of the firebrand Sunni cleric Ahmad al-Assir rallied in the southern city of Sidon to protest against a recent violent crackdown against the preacher and his followers by the Lebanese army which sparked deadly clashes and left dozens dead. Meanwhile, the President of ...

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Libya

Date: July 09th 2013

The State of Libya’s precarious relationship with armed militias continued early last week when hundreds of heavily armed men appeared outside the country’s Interior Ministry in Tripoli, calling for the removal of the Interior Minister and of all armed groups in the capital. While armed groups have had violent confrontations with security forces ...

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Turkey

Date: July 09th 2013

The Republic of Turkey has condemned the overthrow of Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi by the army following a week of mass protests which saw millions flood the streets of Cairo and other cities. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan was particularly outraged by the ouster of Morsi, a member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood with ...

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Syria

Date: July 09th 2013

The embattled president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar al-Assad, has stated that mass demonstrations in the Arab Republic of Egypt and the overthrow of the Islamist president there show that religion cannot be used in politics to gain a tactical advantage, and that political Islamism is a defeated ideology. The rebel Syrian National Coalition ...

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