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By bmcsr On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Emergency surveillance law to be brought in

Controversial emergency laws will be introduced into the Commons next Monday to reinforce the powers of security services to require internetand phone companies to keep records of their customers’ emails More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Slave labour producing prawns for UK

Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafoodsold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Al-Sisi Wins Egyptian Presidential Election

 Detailed election results:  27,668,183 total votes 1,764,195 voided ballots Hamdeen Sabahi        854,634  Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi  23,789,354    More information: Voter turnout after two days of More...

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By bmcsr On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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Iran drug addiction rate highest in world

UN statistics estimate that roughly 2.2 percent of Iranian adults are hooked on drugs, the highest rate in the world. Here’s how Iran is fighting back. In late June, as part of the United Nations’ International More...

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By bmcsr On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Is Russia reviving its empire?

A great many experts, observers and pundits are missing the point in their analyses of events in and around Ukraine by making two flawed assumptions. One, that the personal traits and characters of Russian President More...

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By bmcsr On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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A Middle Eastern ‘Perfect Storm’

 In July, the world will commemorate the centennial of World War I, also known as,” The war to end all wars.” In addition to its horrendous human cost of 37 million casualties, the war led to the demise of More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Syria Death Toll Reported to Rise By 10,000 in Less Than 2 Months

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The death toll in the three-year Syrian conflict has risen to about 162,000, an increase of more than 10,000 in less than two months, according to an antigovernment monitoring group that is one More...

U.S. Defense Secretary Hagel is welcomed by Saudi Deputy Defense Minister Salman bin Sultan upon his arrival at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah
By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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Pentagon chief arrives in Saudi Arabia

By Staff writer | Al Arabiya News Tuesday, 13 May 2014 U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in the Saudi Arabia Tuesday, the first leg of a regional tour focusing on Iran’s nuclear program and Syria’s More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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The Simpsons’ Syria ‘conspiracy’ report causes media reaction

Cartoon character Bart Simpson is known for his mischievous ways, but international media drew the line at the suggestion that he had anything to do with the Syrian uprising. In a recent broadcast on Egyptian television More...

An alternative view on Iran
By bmcsr On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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1,500 girls under the age of 10 were forcibly married in Iran

More than 1,500 girls under the age of 10 were forcibly married in Iran last year, according to rights campaigners who accused judges in the country of sanctioning child rape. Activists also condemned a law passed More...

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