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France will never allow a Muslim state in Mali where 90 percent are Muslims By Latheef Farook

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Says French President Francois Hollande, joined by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi West Africa’s poverty stricken but mineral rich former French colony of Mali has been in the limelight since early last month. Political crisis in Mali was triggered since January 2012 when the people in the north, Tuaregs, staged an armed conflict and declared a separate state .It ...

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Rt Hon Ed Miliband meets the Muslim Community – Muslim Directory

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Thursday evening, the 17th of January 2013, saw the first time that the Rt Hon Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party attended an ‘engagement’ meeting with the Muslim community. Over 500 hundred people representing over 300 organisations including women’s groups and youth groups from around the country converged at the Islamic Cultural Centre, Regents ...

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Gaddafi ‘contributed €50m to Sarkozy’s 2007 presidential election fund’ By Kim Willsher in Paris –

French president hit by new claims as confidential note suggests ex-Libyan leader helped finance his election campaign –    Colonel Gaddafi in Paris after a meeting with France's President Nicolas Sarkozy in December 2007. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images Damaging new claims have emerged about the funding of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign and his links with former Libyan leaderMuammar Gaddafi emerged. The ...

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Taking on Turkey: Israel’s ‘Dangerous’ Game By Ramzy Baroud

Turkey had no other option but to escalate before an obstinate 'ally.' The UN Palmer Report, which largely exonerated Israel for murdering nine unarmed Turkish civilians in international waters on May 31, 2010, seemed in some ways like the last straw. Prior to its publication, the camel’s back had already mostly broken, and a collapse in Turkish-Israeli ties was looming. Turkey’s ...

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There is a context to London’s riots that can’t be ignored By Nina Power

Those condemning the events in north London and elsewhere would do well to take a step back and consider the bigger picture Since the coalition came to power just over a year ago, the country has seen multiple student protests, occupations of dozens of universities, several strikes, a half-a-million-strong trade union march and now unrest on the streets of the ...

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