MON 21 - 4 - 2014
Security is top priority for new Egypt government: PM
CAIRO: Egypt's new prime minister said Sunday that security was his cabinet's top priority, as security forces have faced near daily attacks since the July ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
 
In his first address to the nation, Ibrahim Mahlab, a former member of the party of toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, said Egypt was faced "with challenges that are like mountains," but vowed to confront them with transparency and firmness.
 
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Clashes shatter week-old truce in Syria’s Yarmouk
AFP: BEIRUT: Firefights and shelling rocked the Yarmouk neighborhood of southern Damascus Sunday, killing a man and breaking a weeks-old truce, said a group that monitors the Syrian conflict.
 
“There was shelling of Yarmouk and fighting between Nusra Front and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command,” the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “The truce has been broken.”
 
Separately, the Observat...
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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