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    Defending democracy in Latin America… but which democracy?

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 17, 2017

    Against whom must democracy be defended? Who must be protected? Today, uncertainty in the region, but especially in the United States and Europe, reshapes the...

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    The story of the Red Sea islands

    by Maged Mandour | Updated at 09:55pm on February 16, 2017

    IN APRIL 2016, an agreement was reached between Egypt and Saudi Arabia to transfer two islands in the Red Sea from Egyptian to Saudi sovereignty...

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    Trump caves on Flynn’s resignation

    | Updated at 09:55pm on February 16, 2017

    THE neocon-dominated US foreign policy establishment won an important victory in forcing the resignation of president Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn over a flimsy...

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    Plight of child domestic workers

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 16, 2017

    WHENEVER we hear the instances of violence against child domestic workers, we constantly express our deep concerns; be it the case of a nine-year old...

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    Russia, China explore new horizons

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 16, 2017

    ONE of the most important aspects of economic partnership between states is cooperation in such areas as transport and logistics...

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    Amnesty International stokes Syrian war

    by Rick Sterling | Updated at 10:45pm on February 15, 2017

    AMNESTY International has done some good investigations and reports over the years, which has won the group widespread support...

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    Going back to an alliance that can win elections

    | Updated at 10:45pm on February 15, 2017

    THE government has been dogged by negative public opinion on its failure to tackle what it promised during its election campaigns of two years ago...

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    Refugees are losing hope

    by Dima Zayat | Updated at 10:40pm on February 15, 2017

    IMET Mohammad in a camp called cold river. ‘This isn’t us’, he told me. I looked around at his home, a dilapidated shed in the...

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    Problem with TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index

    | Updated at 10:40pm on February 15, 2017

    TRANSPARENCY International puts out what it calls the ‘Corruption Perceptions Index.’ It is an annual index it claims ‘has been widely credited with putting the...

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    EU and IMF demand more austerity measures from Greece

    by Robert Stevens | Updated at 10:00pm on February 14, 2017

    OFFICIALS from the European Union and International Monetary Fund agreed Friday to take a unified hard line against Greece, as the country’s debt crisis worsens...