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The Obama administration is in reruns

At least it’s a classic episode:

The Obama administration is “on the verge of taking action” against the Islamic State in Libya, where the terrorist network has flourished in recent months, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told POLITICO on Tuesday.

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How Tunisia's Crooked Cops Are Undermining the Revolution

Something went wrong when Mohammed and his fellow cops raided a terrorist hideout near Tunisia’s border with Algeria last September. It’s not that there was a dangerous firefight, or booby-traps, or that their targets escaped. 1,154 more words

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Egypt - Living in Ignorant Bubbles

by Mohammed Nosseir

Decades of persistent failure to advance our country from a developing nation into a knowledgeable, developed society has led many people to the erroneous conclusion that ignorance is Egypt’s destiny! 675 more words

Middle East


Last week I visited the Sand in my eyes: Sudanese moments  by Enikö Nagy exhibition at SOAS Brunei Gallery. Where Enikö Nagy travelled to Sudan, collecting various pictures and famous quotes/sayings. 374 more words

Has life changed for Tunisia after the Revolution?

Men and women in Tunisia struggle to find work, five years after the Arab Spring ignited in the North African country over a lack of economic and political opportunity.


Travel: Morocco (part 2) – The Chaos of Marrakesh

In the last blog I detailed my first day in Morocco, a brief exploration of the beach side town of Essaouira. I was only in Morocco for 3 nights, so although I was only just getting my bearings in Essaouira, I soon found myself rushing off to Marrakesh. 1,252 more words


Celine Cooper: How should Quebec balance language and job skills in selecting immigrants?

Public consultations on the reform of Bill 77, Quebec’s Immigration Act, made waves last week. No surprise, the big issue was language.

Quebec is seeking to modernize its immigration process in a way that matches the province’s need for labour, rather than relying on the current “first come, first served” model, with its bureaucratic tangles. 593 more words