Muslims, like Hindus and Sikhs, will not like to surrender their personal laws because they are just that: personal. Read more

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“You can crush the flowers, but that will not delay the Spring.” – Protest graffiti in a Cairo mosque Read more

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As the evening chergui, a mild Atlantic breeze, blows across the squeaky clean Moroccan capital, the city’s hip young crowds are out on the tidy streets, cafes and parks. There’s no sign of an Arab spring here. Nor is one being expected. Read more

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Journeying across the Maghreb region – the northernmost belt of Africa across the Mediterranean – last month pretty much got me what I consider to be a front-row seat to the Arab Spring. Read more

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On Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, or Bibi as he is called, made his speech at the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, speaking into the same microphone as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Read more

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Al-Qaeda’s number two Ayman Al-Zawahiri had been violently plotting to overthrow Egypt’s regime for three decades but peaceful young men and women managed to pull it off in just 18 days in the end. Read more

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Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egypt’s second president and one of the most important political figures of the Arab world, would often proudly say: “Nah-nu Abna-ul Feroin.” That’s Arabic for “We are sons of the Pharaohs”. Read more

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