Egypt’s unnecessary battle

by Bashir Nafi posted December 11, 2012 by Middle East Monitor Opposition to something like President Mohamed Morsi’s now-controversial constitutional declaration is an inherent right in a democracy. In any free country, authority needs to have a strong opposition, up to a point. Such opposition should not include trying to overthrow a democratically-elected President by…

Spy agency conducts surveillance on all US citizens

The Obama administration overruled recommendations from within the US Department of Homeland Security and implemented new guidelines that allow the government to gather and analyze intelligence on every single US citizen. Since the spring, a little-know intelligence agency has been able to conduct dragnet surveillance of the entire United States. posted December 13, 2012 by…

Spain seizes $36.5m worth of Mubarak assets

Millions of assets of ex-Egyptian president and associates located, including Marbella beach properties in Spain and luxury cars. Spanish police have seized $36.5m in assets owned by Hosni Mubarak and people close to him. Egypt had made an international request to block the assets of 130 people associated with Mubarak’s rule. posted December 14, 2012 by…

Deaths in US drone strike in Pakistan

posted December 9, 2012 by Aljazeera Missile attack kills at least three suspected Taliban fighters in tribal region near the Afghan border, officials say. A US drone attack has killed at least three people in a compound in the restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said. Sunday’s strike took place in Tabbi…