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Alistair Lyon

Alistair Lyon

    Brotherhood leaders, Mubarak face trial in Egypt
    Brotherhood leaders, Mubarak face trial in Egypt
    With Egypt now under an army-installed government after last month's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, local media seized on the...
    Egypt's Cabinet to debate fate of Brotherhood
    Egypt's Cabinet to debate fate of Brotherhood
    But his ideas seemed to run counter to a suggestion by the prime minister to dissolve the Islamist organisation, the target of a fierce crackdown...
    Russia: End of EU arms ban a blow to Syrian peace efforts
    Russia: End of EU arms ban a blow to Syrian peace efforts
    Russia said on Tuesday that the European Union's failure to renew an arms embargo on Syria would undermine the chances for peace talks that...
    Syria in turmoil as Assad meets Annan
    Syria in turmoil as Assad meets Annan
    Former UN chief Kofi Annan held blunt talks with Bashar al-Assad this weekend but appeared to be making little headway, as the Syrian president...
    Dozens killed in Syria as Assad set to rule until 2028
    Dozens killed in Syria as Assad set to rule until 2028
    At least 31 Syrian civilians and soldiers were killed on Sunday in fighting over Syria's future that coincided with a vote on a new constitution...
    Syria considers letting Arab League monitors stay longer
    Syria considers letting Arab League monitors stay longer
    Syria might let Arab monitors stay on after their mission expires on Thursday, but foes of President Bashar al-Assad say the UN Security Council...
    Muslim Brotherhood claims a lead in Egypt's polls
    Muslim Brotherhood claims a lead in Egypt's polls
    The Muslim Brotherhood's party said on Wednesday that its alliance was leading in Egypt's election, which would give the nation's oldest Islamist...
    Fighting resumes near Cairo's interior ministry
    Fighting resumes near Cairo's interior ministry
    Running battles flared in central Cairo on Wednesday even after Egyptian military police reinforced riot police guarding the interior ministry, a...
    Ahmadinejad blasts West over 9/11 and the Holocaust
    Ahmadinejad blasts West over 9/11 and the Holocaust
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Western powers on Thursday for a catalogue of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations failed...
    Arab revolts set to transform Middle East
    Arab revolts set to transform Middle East
    The astonishing popular protests against Arab autocrats that have churned the region for three months are the authentic birth pangs of a new Middle...
    Military reflex alone can't quell Yemen militants
    Military reflex alone can't quell Yemen militants
    Al-Qaeda militants in the mountains of Yemen posting bombs to America? Order more drone strikes or send in the Marines. If only it were that...
    Iran leader cheered in Beirut, skewered at home
    Iran leader cheered in Beirut, skewered at home
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad basked in a rock-star welcome from Hezbollah's Shi'ite loyalists on Wednesday, but his trip to Lebanon may...