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Washington's dilemma: should you try to get rid of an ally?

Egypt has long been an ally of the United States, and under Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, the country has proved to be America's closest partner in the Middle East. Since the current crisis started, Washington has been performing a balancing act - listening to the protesters' grievances while not actually telling Mubarak that it's time for him to go. But how long can this strategy hold out?

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  • Salman SHAIKH, Director of the Brookings Doha Center

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

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2014-07-10 violence against women

Ireland's missing babies casting light on a dark history...

The world was shocked when the remains of almost 800 babies were dug up in a small Irish town recently... Babies buried more than half a century ago. A story which sadly has...

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2014-07-09 UK

Sharia law to be enshrined in British legal system?

It's not often that a discreet publication in obscure legalese makes press headlines. But that is exactly what has happened in the UK, after the Law Society of England and Wales...

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2014-07-08 environment

US shale gas: Full steam ahead with fracking

Recent calls for less European dependence on natural gas from Russia are adding to pressure on countries like France to open up its massive shale gas deposits and allow fracking....

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2014-07-07 Pakistan

Pakistani parents forced to send children to madrassas

Schools providing a modern education in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and tribal areas struggle to survive as Islamist trusts running madrassas force parents to send...

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2014-07-04 UK

Tour de France arrives in cycling-mad UK

The 2014 edition of the Tour de France is ready to roll, and this year the starting line has been drawn in the British city of Leeds, in Yorkshire. Considering the notorious...

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