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Les pays du Conseil de coopération du Golfe. Nouvelles puissances du monde arabe?


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Event ALF 15 september

The Anna Lindh Foundation is organizing a conference-debate on the 15th of September

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Call for applications: MEDEA is recruiting a French intern

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Towards a Mediterranean Community of people

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European States Scale up their Involvement in Iraq but at What Price?

22/08/2014

By Barbara Gianessi, MEDEA Institute After several weeks of hesitation the European Union has agreed to endorse the decision by some Member States of a greater involvement in the Iraqi conflict. During an emergency meeting, held on August 15th in Brussels, the twenty-eight European foreign ministers released a joint declaration welcoming any effort to provide weapons to the Kurdish fighters, currently engaged in an intense confrontation with the Islamic State's militants in the North of Iraq. France and the United Kingdom have already started delivering some military supplies to the Kurdish forces, while Italy and the Czech Republic are still examining ways to assist. Germany is also working toward supplying the military in northern Iraq, but mainly with transport and non-lethal supplies.

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Press review

 12th – 19th September

Egypt hunger strikes gain momentum – 14/09/2014 – Al Jazeera English

A nationwide hunger strike is gaining support in Egypt against the country’s controversial Protest Law.As Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi heads to New York next week for the UN General Assembly, he leaves behind a country with a growing movement of hunger strikers calling for the release of detainees jailed under a controversial Protest Law.

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Press review

 5th – 12th September

Islamic banking draws new interest from the West – 7/09/2014 – Al Monitor

Western societies and institutions increasingly look to Islamic financial regulations in their desire to renew themselves. Islamic banking could provide an alternate financial model to market systems negatively impacted by the 2008 financial crisis.

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Palistine

© Said Khatib/Agence France-Presse  – The United Nations, Israel and the Palestines have reached an agreement for the rebuilding of the Gaza strip. According to the Palestinian Authority the reconstruction will cost almost eight billion dollar.