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Mass sentencing in Egypt dismays Berlin
Feb05

Mass sentencing in Egypt dismays Berlin

Germany voiced its concern (5 February 2015) over the mass sentencing of 230 people to life imprisonment in Egypt. A Federal Foreign Office spokesperson in Berlin said, “Once again an Egyptian court has handed down a disproportionately harsh mass sentence to hundreds of defendants, a move which is a serious violation of their right to a fair and proper trial. The German Government urgently calls on the authorities in Egypt to...

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Germany sees ISIS menacing ‘entire’ MENA region

ISIS has become an existential threat to Iraq and the entire Middle East region, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said (13 August 2014). He made the comment in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on the attacks by the so-called ‘Islamic State’ terrorist group in Iraq (12 August): “ISIS has become an existential threat to Iraq and the entire Middle East region,” Steinmeier said. “To us in...

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Book Review: PARALLELS AND PARADOXES: Explorations in Music and Society
Oct04

Book Review: PARALLELS AND PARADOXES: Explorations in Music and Society

Few outside his immediate circle would have foreseen that soon after the publication of this highly original book on music, there will be requiems in mourning for Edward Said worldwide, writes Sajid Rizvi. The fighting philosopher died in New York in September 2003 after a long battle with leukaemia at the tender age of 67—tender in proportion to his intellectual rigour. The book’s seemingly innocuous title and its tentative subtitle...

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