WED 23 - 7 - 2014
Jihadists stone Syria woman to death for 'adultery'
Agence France Presse
BEIRUT: Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.
 
It was the first "execution" of its kind by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) group in Syria, which has proclaimed the establishment of an Islamic "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq.
 
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Libya warring militias agree truce at main airport
TRIPOLI: Powerful militias battling for the Libyan capital's airport have agreed a cease-fire, Tripoli said Friday, after the government sought U.N. help to stop the country from becoming a "failed state."
 
Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the U.N. Security Council to dispatch experts to train Libya's defense and police forces to ensure they can protect oil fields, airports and other vital sites.
 
The call came amid a surge of viol...
The Arab Spring: Revolutions for Deliverance from Authoritarianism
Case Studies
This book is a collection of working papers and testimonies about the Arab revolutions and some of the accompanying transformations between the years 2010 and 2013 in the context of what has been termed “the Arab Spring”, presented by members and friends of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy.

The entire region is moving toward an escape from the authoritarian paradigm, which has governed the region for many decades, and entering into a long and co...
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Emad Siyam R.I.P
With great pain and sadness, we mourn the death of our friend, colleague and co-founder of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Emad Siyam.

Emad, an activist and a researcher, spent years struggling for freedom, social justice and democracy in Egypt. He was arrested and sent to jail many many times in the 80s and the 90s.

In 2005 he took part in the "Kefaya" (enough) movement demonstrations opposed to Moubarak regime, and in...
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