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Tuesday 22 January 2013
The hunt is on in Mali for fugitive rebels who have gone into hiding
Tuesday 01 January 2013
Prosecutors are investigating a popular television comedian for allegedly insulting the President. An Islamist lawyer filed the charges against Bassem Youssef, whose show on the private satellite channel is modelled on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show in the US.
Monday 24 December 2012
If authorities succeed in banning the neo-Nazi NPD, its successor is ready and waiting
Sunday 16 December 2012
Egyptians voted in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists, but opposed by secularists and others, officials in rival camps said after the first round of a two-stage referendum. The document threatens to divide the Arab world's biggest nation.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Haven't you heard? It's the end of the world! Or nearly anyway. Today is 12/12/12; crazy things will doubtless happen at 12:12:12 this afternoon. But we're also getting extensive reports that around the world, particularly in Russia and China, that doomsayers are convinced that December 21st will be our last day on earth. Presumably these are the same religious brethren who predicted the millennium would bring the end of the world, as have other fantasists from time immemorial. Apocalypse is a Christian idea.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
'At least 11 protesters were wounded in the pre-dawn attack'
Sunday 09 December 2012
Opposition groups have spurned an offer from the Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to reverse the highly controversial power grab he issued last month, vowing to escalate their protests until he scraps a planned referendum on the new constitution.
Sunday 09 December 2012
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi early Sunday annulled most of an extraordinary decree that gave him near-absolute power and has plunged this nation into a deeply divisive political crisis.
Saturday 08 December 2012
Egypt's military has warned of 'disastrous consequences' if the political crisis gripping the country is not resolved through dialogue.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Clashes pitted Egyptian against Egyptian and were the most serious since Morsi's election
Saturday 01 December 2012
Egypt hit by strike threats after assembly backs President's power grab 'project'
Thursday 29 November 2012
The vote escalates a confrontation that has already thrown Egypt into turmoil
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Egypt's two highest appeals courts suspended their work yesterday in protest over the presidential decrees that have given the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television reported.
Thursday 22 November 2012
Picture essay: From the glory days of Weimar republic to dilapidated disrepair
A Train in Winter: A Story of Resistance, Friendship and Survival in Auschwitz, By Caroline Moorehead
Mrs Bridge, By Evan S Connell
The Man Who Wanted to be Happy, By Laurent Gounelle
A Force to be Reckoned With: A History of the Women’s Institute, By Jane Robinson
The Year After, By Martin Davies
Sunday 28 October 2012
Paperback reviews of the week
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 2 Mystery man who gave mum heart-warming note on train 'wanted to put a smile on her face'
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent answer to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights