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  • This I no longer believe -- parliamentary-style government

     
    By Bob Foys, Chicago As a college student in the 1960's closely following the tortured political machinations involved in trying to get civil rights legislation through a Congress in which apparently neither political party could enforce discipline on its...
  • EGYPT: President's son refuses to commit to presidential aspirations

     
    Gamal Mubarak, the son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and head of the ruling National Democratic Party's policies committee, said his stance on running in next year's presidential elections remains the same as it was in 2005: He's noncommittal....
  • SYRIA: Uncertainty reigns over mysterious Damascus casino

     
    A gambling casino opened Christmas Eve in the Syrian capital without much fanfare. But as patrons have started to pour in, it has begun to stir controversy among pious Syrian Muslims who view gambling as sinful. Plans to open the......
  • EGYPT: After elections, the government and opposition must talk

     
    Egyptians are feeling frustrated as both the regime and the opposition seem unable to address challenges emerging from November’s parliamentary elections. Even though most citizens boycotted the elections, the opposition was divided on whether to even...
  • EGYPT: Ordinary Muslims, too, share blame for violence against Christians

     
    Amr Hamzawy is an analyst with the Carnegie Middle East Center. Egypt is in need of collective redemption in the wake of the Alexandria bombing. Egyptians must separate themselves from talk of conspiracies plotted by foreign terrorists. Let them instead.....
  • MIDDLE EAST: Activists, Arab leaders on edge as Tunisia hangs in the balance

     
    Emboldened Arab citizens are taking on their own leaderships as the region watches with anticipation to see whether Tunisia's recent uprising will successfully replace the oppressive regime of Zine Abidine Ben Ali that ruled for 23 years. Most regional...
  • Could Prince William's first-born daughter be first in line for the throne?

     
    With Prince William and Kate Middleton about to get married, Parliament is once again considering changes to the 1701 Act of Settlement, which details succession to the throne. Will primogeniture fall in time for a first-born daughter of Prince William...
  • EGYPT: Unemployed man dies after setting himself on fire

     
    A string of suicide attempts in North African nations continued Tuesday as an unemployed Egyptian laborer set himself on fire in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Alexandria's public health office confirmed that Ahmed Hashem Al Sayed, 25, died in a......
  • LEBANON: Another descent into a long crisis

     
    Following last week’s decision by Hezbollah to bring down the government of Saad Hariri, Lebanon has likely entered a period of extended crisis with a caretaker government. It will be marked by fitful attempts to form a new government; negotiations,.......
  • EGYPT: Incidents of protesters setting themselves on fire occur across North Africa

     
    The depressed fruit seller in Tunisia who set himself on fire and touched off protests that toppled former President Zine el Abidine ben Ali has inspired copycats in recent days in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania. On Monday, a 50-year-old man......
  • LEBANON: Showdown between Hezbollah and Hariri expected over naming of premier

     
    Following a week of twists and turns in Lebanon's unfolding political crisis over a United Nations-backed tribunal, feuding Lebanese parties are heading for a showdown as scheduled talks to pick a new prime minister threaten to stall once again. On......