Yasser Arafat: what the report shows

by Angelique Chrisafis   Swiss scientists discovered unexpectedly high levels of polonium despite fears body would not yield much evidence   Yasser Arafat’s coffin in Ramallah after his death in 2004. Photograph: Jamal Aruri/AFP/Getty Images When Palestinian officials opened up Yasser Arafat‘s grave in November last year, the international scientists standing by were not sure whether the…

Egypt army chief seeks immunity for military

by Heba Fahmy   Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says in a leaked audio tape that the army should have immunity under new constitution. Egypt’s Defence Minister has said that the military should enjoy immunity under the new constitution, according to two leaked audio tapes broadcast on Friday by Egyptiab media Network Rasd.General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi made the comments…