Several thousand Egyptians demonstrate against new ‘anti-protest law’ (VIDEO)

Protest at the TV Building in Maspero In Tahrir Square around 1,000 protesters were voicing their anger on Friday over the anti-protests law approved by the cabinet on Wednesday, which proposed to punishable anyone inciting, urging, promoting or participating in a protest or strike with with jail sentences or an LE 500,000 fine. The law [...]

Serious doubts about the role of the Egyptian military (VIDEO)

It is not the first time that reports emerge about the sometimes dubious role of the Egyptian military, after they stepped in in the streets of Cairo, during the protests that ultimately led to the depature of president Hosni Mubarak. Stories of torture had been heard before, and some pictures had circulated. Here are two [...]

Libya: thousands flee Libya, amidst continous fighting

According to United Nations News Agency the United Nations refugee chief today called on the international community to forge ahead with humanitarian efforts as fighting in Libya escalates and people continue to flee the North African nation by the thousands. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share [...]

Libya’s children caught in Turmoil as the conflict escalates

As the violence in Libya continues to escalate as the air attacks on cities continue and growing numbers of refugees flee cities and now remain trapped on the borders, it threatens to turn into a full-scale humanitarian crisis. More than 200,000 people have already fled the fighting in Libya, most of them crossing into the [...]

Saleem Samad’s triptych (part 2): Bangladesh, the next epi center for Islamic terrorism*

Bangladesh is a country, which has increasingly been worrying the international community, but more importantly South Asian countries including India and Pakistan, for the meteoric rise of militant Islamism which has been biting into the secular identity of the second largest Muslim democracy.  The new independent state of Bangladesh emerged as a secular polity with [...]

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