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What reset? What Arab Spring? Veto of Syria resolution reminds world of its Russia-China problem

What reset? What Arab Spring? Veto of Syria resolution reminds world of its Russia-China problem

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS —Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have lambasted Russia’s veto of a Security Council resolution on Syria, calling it a “travesty,” but did she really think for a moment that Moscow was going to ditch an old political ally? Did Hillary moreover really believe that Beijing was going to […]

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The Egyptian revolution, Part II: Confronting top-down, centralized government control

WorldTribune.com The Egyptian people must still overturn an overbearing force that has marginalized them for generations: top-down government control of budgets and local development. Egypt’s central government administration consumes the far majority of public resources, allocating just 15 percent for local administration spending, which is less than half of the average percent spent by developed […]

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Protest wave hits Morocco, king 'will not give in'

Protest wave hits Morocco, king 'will not give in'

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — At least five people were killed and about 130 injured in protests that swept the Moroccan kingdom. In some cities, rioters were said to have attacked government buildings, banks and police stations. In all, 37,000 people were said to have joined the opposition. “We will not give in to the demagogues,” Moroccan […]

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Algerian troops pose threat to Moroccan dates near Figig

Algerian troops pose threat to Moroccan dates near Figig

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Security sources said Algerian forces have been crossing the border into Moroccan territory. They said Algerian units infiltrated the eastern border of Morocco several times over the last three months. The sources said Algerian troops were raiding Moroccan orchards and stealing dates and other fruit. They said the latest infiltration, which has […]

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Obama reverses Bush-backed Morocco plan in favor of Polisario state

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has backed a Polisario state, ending U.S. support for a Moroccan plan to establish autonomy for Western Sahara. Morocco has warned the West that such a state could become a haven for Al Qaida and other terror organizations. Diplomatic sources said the Obama administration has disassociated itself from a Moroccan […]