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Thursday 21. March 2013

Hezbollah Courier Guilty of Role in Cyprus Terror Plot

In a decision that could have significant repercussions for Hezbollah’s operations in Europe, a court in Cyprus on Thursday found a man guilty of participating in a plot to attack Israeli tourists on vacation in Cyprus, part of a conspiracy similar to a deadly bombing last July in Bulgaria.

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Friday 08. March 2013

HALABJA / ANFAL 1988 - 2013 The Return of the Suppressed

Without German support for Iraq’s chemical weapons program the attack on the Kurdish city in 1988 would not have been possible. 25 years after the poison gas attack on the city of Halabja, the victims are still waiting for compensation and assistance from Germany. The German government has been dragging its feet for more than 20 years now and systematically plays down its responsibility for the build-up of the Iraqi chemical weapons program.

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Saturday 02. February 2013

Egypt activist advocates for better ties with Israel

One small group of activists, however, is not ignoring the Israel issue. No to Compulsory Military Service is a pacifist group started by Maikel Nabil Sanaad in 2009 aimed at encouraging Egyptians to exercise their right to refuse to serve while promoting the value of pacifism. Emad el Dafrawi is one of the central activists in the No to Compulsory Military Service and an avowed pacifist.

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Saturday 26. January 2013

Leaving Islam in the age of Islamism

The past several years have witnessed every single young man or woman with a shred of critical thinking to leave the Islamist movement. Starting with the Egyptian revolution and the Islamists’ shameful position against it, young middle class educated members have ever since continued to trickle out. But this mere organisational friction is not the subject of this article. What I intend to expound on is more far-reaching. It’s about those often-silent people who decided to abandon faith completely as a result of their faithful experiences.

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