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Nawal al-Saadawi: Elections alone do not make a democracy

January 18, 2012 (Alarabiya) With the third round of Egypt’s first parliamentary Egyptian confirming the sweeping victory of Islamists and the ongoing debate about how...

Rushdie furor risks clouding India’s literary gala; Muslim leaders protest his...

MUMBAI, January 18, 2012 (Reuters) An outcry over Salman Rushdie’s participation in Asia’s largest literary festival has threatened to overshadow an event to showcase the...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi registers for April vote

January 18, 2012 (Agencies) Nobel Peace Prize winner submits application to stand as Yangon candidate in parliamentary by-elections. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched...

Iran’s morality police crack down on sale of Barbie and Ken

By Mitra Amiri TEHRAN, January 18, 2012 (Reuters Tehran) Iran’s morality police are cracking down on the sale of Barbie dolls to protect the public from...

Barak plays down talks of imminent attack against Iranian nuclear facilities

January 18, 2012 Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday any decision about an Israeli attack on Iranwas “very far off.” Barak was speaking on Israel’s...

Yahoo co-founder Yang resigns

By Alexie Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, 2012 (Reuters) Yahoo Inc co-founder Jerry Yang has quit the company he started in 1995, appeasing shareholders who had...

Wikipedia to shut for 24 hours to stop anti-piracy act

By Yinka Adegoke NEW YORK, January 18, 2012 (Reuters) Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek...

IMF ready to aid Egypt without conditions: reports

CAIRO, January 18, 2012 (AFP) The head of an IMF mission to Egypt ruled out imposing conditions on Cairo for a much-needed loan to help the...

Afghan calligrapher creates world’s largest Koran

By Emma Graham-Harrison and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, January 18, 2012 (Reuters) An Afghan calligrapher has worked for five years to create the world's biggest Koran, a...

Mubarak’s trial resumed; lawyer says Egypt’s former leader ‘not a tyrant’

January 18, 2012 (Alarabiya with Agencies) The trial of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former interior minister Habib al-Adly...

Mubarak not undergoing chemotherapy: doctor

CAIRO, January 18, 2012 (AFP) Hosni Mubarak's doctor said the former Egyptian president is not undergoing chemotherapy for cancer but suffers from weak muscles and limited mobility,...

Ninth Informal talks on the Sahara to be Held in New...

Morocco World News New York, January 18, 2012 “The next round of informal talks will be held in early February in the Green tree property in...

The Not-Very-Moroccan Mall

By Linda Harris Morocco World News Barcelona, January 18, 2012 It lit up the night in florescent colors covering the entire spectrum of the rainbow. Coming out...

The Demonization of Islamic Parties: the Case of PJD

By Ahmed Assarrar Morocco World News Mekenes, Morocco, January 18, 2012 As soon as Mr. Taib Charkawi, the ex-Moroccan minister of home affairs, declared the victory of...

South Korea for peaceful solution to the Sahara issue: Korean senior...

Rabat, January 17, 2012 (MAP) Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Chung Ui-Hwa said on Tuesday that his country, which follows with...

Security Council meets Wednesday on Palestinian issue at Morocco’s request

United Nations, New York, January 17, 2012 (MAP) The United Nations’ Security Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday on the Palestinian issue, at the...

Rajoy’s visit to Morocco opens ‘great perspectives’ for bilateral ties, FM...

Madrid, January 17, 2012 (MAP) The visit of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, slated Wednesday to Morocco, opens “great perspectives” for ties between the two...

European debt crisis, high unemployment threaten to slow down global economy...

New York, January 17, 2012 Countries throughout the world will experience an economic slowdown this year as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe continues to...

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