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The two swift changes in foreign policy that signal a new Egypt | The Guardian

Egypt faces many uncertainties after the revolution, but two surprisingly swift changes in its foreign policy have demonstrated that the post-Mubarak era may produce change for the wider region too. The foreign minister, Nabil al-Araby, has already overseen significant and assertive shifts on the Palestinian question as well as an easing of decades of tensions with Iran. Both moves signalled ...

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FOOD: Race is on to implement nutrition initiative | ReliefWeb

A UN initiative will push countries to design nutrition policies based on new studies that show good quality food for mothers and children in the first 1,000 days, including pregnancy, would not only save millions of lives but raise literacy and economic growth rates.The initiative – designed with input from UN agencies, NGOs, academics and think-tanks – known by its ...

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Central & Eastern Africa — Regional food security situation and outlook | ReliefWeb

Drought conditions severely impacting food security in the eastern part of the region The very poor rainfall performance and temporal distribution registered in March and April has caused serious dry conditions over several areas of the eastern part of the region, negatively affecting cropping and pastoral seasons. Overall food security conditions have worsened, particularly in areas already affected by drought. ...

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NATO’s mission in Libya needs a complete rethink, says former admiral | guardian.co.uk

Rear Admiral Chris Parry says the campaign in Libya is fast becoming reminiscent of Afghanistan and Iraq NATO’s military campaign in Libya “defies strategic logic” and needs to be completely rethought before the country descends into anarchy, a former Royal Navy admiral has warned. Rear Admiral Chris Parry said the conflict was becoming all too reminiscent of the campaigns in ...

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The illegal war in Libya | Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com

When President Obama ordered the U.S. military to wage war in Libya without Congressional approval (even though, to use his words, it did “not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”), the administration and its defenders claimed he had legal authority to do so for two reasons: (1) the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (WPR) authorizes the ...

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NATO’s Secret Ground War in Libya | Global Research

The War on Libya – PART III In Part I of this text, the events which led up and set the backdrop for the present conflict in Libya were discussed. Part II examined the central role of media distortion and misinformation in justifying the NATO war on “humanitarian grounds”. The following text examines US-NATO war plans and intelligence operations pertaining ...

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Conn Hallinan: War Crimes and the Bombing of Libya | CounterPunch

Gen. Sir David Richards, “Britain’s top military commander,” is proposing that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATOganization NATO target Libyan “infrastructure,” including electrical power grids and fuel dumps, in government held areas. Frustrated by the two-month old stalemate, Gen. Richards told the New York Times that “The vice is closing on [Muammar el-] Qaddadi, but we need to increase the ...

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