Month: May 2014

Sisi: Egypt is Moving Forward, Not Backwards
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Sisi: Egypt is Moving Forward, Not Backwards

Egypt’s newly elected president, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, vowed on Thursday that the country would not go backwards but move forward, Al Arabiya reports.   Speaking to the Kuwaiti newspaper Aljarida, Sisi said, “We know that some people fear a return to the past, but this will not happen, there is […]

Abbas Names Unity Government Prime Minister
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Abbas Names Unity Government Prime Minister

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday chose Rami Hamdallah, currently the prime minister of the PA government, to be the prime minister and head of the unity government with Hamas.   Hamdallah has been seen by experts as being largely under Abbas’s thumb. However, precisely the post of […]

Obama Close to Authorizing Training for Syrian Rebels
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Obama Close to Authorizing Training for Syrian Rebels

U.S. President Barack Obama is close to authorizing a military-led mission to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the regime and Al-Qaeda-linked groups, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.   A new military training program, if implemented, would supplement a small train-and-equip program led by the Central Intelligence Agency […]