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Israel supports African strongmen for normalization, endorses military coup in Sudan, may have played a role in it

[Tikun Olam] “Today, Sudan’s military junta overthrew the democratic transitional government and arrested key civilian leaders, including the prime minister.  It has…

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Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

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Israel called for defense alliance with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain

[Foreign Policy] “Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer […] had served in Israeli intelligence for 30 years and later…

Posted in Egypt Europe Italy

Italy Formally Charges Egyptian Security Agents in Cambridge Student’s Torture, Murder

[The New York Times] “Italy announced on Thursday that four officials with the Egyptian National Security Agency had been charged in connection with the…

Posted in Egypt Iran Israel Libya Saudi Arabia U.A.E. USA

Libya: Former CIA asset turned warlord Khalifa Haftar is working with Mossad

[MintPress News] “The stench of the CIA and its covert operations in oil-rich Libya has long followed General Khalifa Haftar. But now…

Posted in Egypt Italy

Egypt: 5 innocently shot in Giulio Regeni torture-murder coverup

[The Guardian] Six months ago, “Egyptian police killed five men allegedly linked to […] the torture and murder of an…

Posted in Egypt Europe Italy

Italian Cambridge Student tortured and killed in Egypt, Italy demands more cooperation

[MadaMasr] “The Italian government is urging Egyptian authorities to heighten cooperation with their investigations into the torture and murder of…

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Operation Timber Sycamore: Saudis provide money and arms, U.S. trains Syrian rebels

[The New York Times] “When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy…

Posted in Egypt Turkey USA

Philip Giraldi: America’s ‘Establishment’ Has Embraced ‘Deep States’

[The New York Times] According to Philip Giraldi, a former military intelligence and C.I.A. officer and an executive director of…

Posted in Egypt

American PR crew invited by Egypt arrested within hours amid crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood sympathisers before referendum

[The Economist] “With [Egypt’s] residents politically polarised between a minority that supports the Muslim Brotherhood and a majority that backs…

Posted in Egypt

“Spy Swan”: migrating stork with GPS tracker detained in Egypt after citizen’s arrest

[The Independent] “In a case that’s likely to once again ruffle feathers regarding the treatment of innocent animals as spies…

Posted in Egypt Israel

Israel approved military coup in Egypt, defends Al-Sisi even after Rabaa massacre that killed over a thousand protesters

[The North Africa Post, The Times of Israel] “Roni Daniel, an Israeli military analyst, told Israeli TV channel 2 that…

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Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal ‘was a U.S. spy’ hired to find links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, killed himself during arrest in Iraq

[The Independent] “Iraqi secret police believed that the notorious Palestinian assassin Abu Nidal was working for the Americans as well…

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Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…

Posted in Egypt Serbia Tunisia

Otpor! and the April 6 Movement: NGOs role in the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt

[BalkanInsight] “When I was following some tweets on Egypt, I was struck when I came across the symbol of Otpor….

Posted in Egypt Iraq Jordan Saudi Arabia Turkey USA

The New York Times: “An Iraq War Won’t Destabilize the Mideast”

[The New York Times] “Arguments against a war in Iraq often revolve around the belief that an American invasion would…

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Bin Laden Confession Video: Muslim world divided, many call it unintelligible or fake

[NBC News, The Irish Times] “In the United States, it was a talking point for the nation. But in the…