Press review 3 – 10th April

Uneasy days in Dhiba , Tunisia – 04/06/2015 – East XXI 


In Tunisia, the new government took office on February 6 and is immediately confronted with social tensions in the south that recall that economic reforms are urgent. Developing  disadvantaged areas is a major challenge for the government of Habib Essid , facing, beyond the socio -economic problems, the security risk. The visit to Paris President Beji Caid Essebsi on April 7th may speed up international aid to that country?

 Isis releases over 200 Iraqi Yazidis after eight months in  – 8/4/2015 – The Guardian

The Islamic State group released more than 200 Yazidis on Wednesday after holding them for eight months, the latest mass release of captives by the extremists targeted by US-led air strikes and an Iraqi ground offensive.

Saudi Arabia boosts crude oil production to highest level on record – 8/4/2015 – The Guardian

Saudi Arabia has revved up crude production to its highest rate on record, feeding unexpectedly strong demand from foreign refiners and increased capacity at home.

Palestinians to join fight against ISIL in Yarmouk – 9/4/2015 – Al Jazeera

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for action to prevent a massacre of Palestinian refugees in Syria’s Yarmouk camp, just after all Palestinian factions agreed with the Syrian government to use military force to expel Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters from the embattled Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus.


Egypt , the revolution and the future of the Muslim Brotherhood – 10/04/2015 – Orient XXI 

They ruled or governed several countries and are simultaneously persecuted in many of them : How the Muslim Brotherhood do they manage power? What is the relationship they have in the Egyptian experience, that of Turkey or that of Yemen? Two anthologies , Egypt in revolutions, under the direction of Bernard Rougier and Stéphane Lacroix, and the Muslim Brotherhood and the power under that of Pierre Puchot are addressing these issues.