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La energía divide a la Unión Europea

El encarecimiento de la energía afecta tanto a los bolsillos de las economías familiares como a las perspectivas de crecimiento La necesidad perentoria de poner remedio a la escalada de precios de la energía -gas y electricidad- no ha sido suficiente para desatascar la discusión en el seno de la …

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Political Islam and Democracy Crisis in North Africa

When the news circulated that Morocco’s leading political group, the Development and Justice Party (PJD), has been trounced in the latest elections, held in September, official media mouthpieces in Egypt celebrated the news as if the PJD’s defeat was, in itself, a blow to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement. Regionally, …

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Russian Foreign Policy Expert Mirzayan: Despite Common Interests, Russia Has Been Burned By Iranian Ingratitude And Has No Interest In Acting As Iran’s Spearhead Against Turkey

During a four-day visit to Russia, the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran, Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, discussed with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ways of strengthening military-technical cooperation between the two countries. Bagheri was particularly interested in new Russian hardware now that international restrictions on …

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Turkish-backed Syrian groups pursue drug operations in Aleppo

The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army is reportedly cracking down on drug dealers in the Aleppo countryside. The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army factions have stepped up their security operations in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo against drug trafficking networks, arresting several dealers and seizing large quantities of narcotics. On Oct. 12, …

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad announces end to hunger strike

Israeli officials are disputing the militant group’s claim that prison authorities have met the Palestinians’ demands. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said Friday it was ending the collective hunger strike launched more than a week ago inside Israeli prisons after its demands were met. “The prisoners decided to suspend …

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