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Latest update : 2012-10-05

Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

If a French court can stop the publication of compromising photos of Kate Middleton, why shouldn’t it stop the publication of cartoons that denigrate the Prophet Mohammed? The head of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation draws that parallel in an interview with Armen Georgian. Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu’s remarks highlight the gulf between attitudes in the Muslim world and the secular West.

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2015-05-04 Sweden

Swedish FM: ‘Diplomacy today is about courage and patience’

She's been Sweden's diplomat-in-chief for just over half a year. But within that space of time she's angered both Israel and parts of the Arab world. She's also raised eyebrows,...

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2015-04-29 Palestinian camps

UNRWA chief: Blockade of Gaza is 'unsustainable'

It's been just over a year Pierre Krähenbühl made his first official visit to the Gaza Strip as the newly appointed chief of the United Nations agency tasked with aiding the...

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2015-04-22 Yemen

Robert Litwak: Iran nuclear deal likely to be a 'heavy lift'

Representatives from Iran and six world powers are back in Vienna to finalise a nuclear deal. They want to turn an inconclusive agreement reached in Lausanne on April 2nd into a...

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2015-04-18 US Presidential Election 2016

George Packer: The US ‘will have a very simple choice’ in 2016

Who will replace Barack Obama at the White House? As the 2016 presidential race starts to take shape, George Packer, staff writer for the New Yorker, tells us about his book "The...

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2015-04-14 Russian military

Top Russian lawmaker: Missile sales to Iran 'will help support nuclear deal'

Russia has just lifted a ban on the sale of a sophisticated air-defence system to Tehran, a decision that has irritated the US and Israel. But Alexei Pushkov, Chairman of the...

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