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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
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy