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Editorial Comment
9 Nov 11
Flawed preparations for upcoming ballot means results likely to be disputed, and may even provoke violence.
Editorial Comment
3 Nov 11
Arab countries embracing democracy should learn from the costly mistakes made in Iraq’s post-Saddam era.
Editorial Comment
19 Oct 11
Many Syrian activists have denounced the Arab League call for talks as effectively a green light for Assad to attempt to crush will of demonstrators.
Comment
18 Oct 11
Calls for greater use of national language are really conduit for broader sense of dissatisfaction.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei addressing the Intifada conference in Tehran. October 2, 2011. (Photo: Hamed Malekpour/Fars News Agency)
Comment
7 Oct 11
Even as they stage pro-Palestinian event, Iranian leaders seem to have lost sense of direction on what to do next.
Editorial Comment
30 Sep 11
Prosecuting journalists for reporting on sensitive topics is shooting the messenger.
Editorial Comment
22 Sep 11
Killing of top negotiator could be sign of worse conflict to come once international troops leave.
Kyrgyz president Roza Otunbaeva (centre) with Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev (left) and the speaker of parliament Ahmatbek Keldibekov, at celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of independence. Otunbaeva is not standing in the October 30 presidential election, but Atambaev is among twenty candidates. (Photo: Igor Kovalenko)
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22 Sep 11
As candidates fight for presidential office, they need to realise power has slipped away from central government.
Editorial Comment
19 Sep 11
Many Egyptians are calling for a revision of the Camp David agreement - but Israel is in no mood for dialogue.
Comment
30 Aug 11
Hopes that uprising will lead to better future for Kurdish minority.

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