About: Muslim Brotherhood

Freedom of thought 01-12-2017

Wahhabism has a huge outreach in Belgium

The recent debate over the Salafist cleric in Belgium shows that non-violent extremism cannot be ignored, writes Eli Hadzhieva
Global Europe 06-06-2017

Qatar: a testament of Saudi weakness

The recent diplomatic row proves that Riyadh is struggling to maintain Arab unity, writes Kamran Bokhari.
Global Europe 06-06-2017

Saudi and allies cut Qatar ties in diplomatic crisis

Saudi Arabia and several of its allies yesterday (5 June) cut relations with Qatar, accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to have hit the region in years. Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and the...
Global Europe 18-08-2016

German minister tags Turkey as hub for Islamists

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière yesterday (17 August) defended a leaked government report alleging Turkey was a hub for Islamist groups, a charge that has further strained tensions with Ankara, a key partner in efforts to stem mass migration.
Development Policy 20-11-2015

Ex-President of Mauritania: There is no development without security

Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, former President of Mauritania, told a Brussels audience that the first prerequisites for the development of Africa are the fight against terrorism and corruption.
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Global Europe 22-08-2013

EU suspends arms sales, maintains aid programmes in Egypt

EU foreign affairs ministers agreed on Wednesday to suspend export licences for any equipment that could be used for 'internal repression' in Egypt, but fell short of a full arms embargo. The move comes after a crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of deposed President Morsi, which resulted in over 900 deaths last week in Cairo.
Global Europe 22-08-2013

Foreign ministers vow to promote ‘dialogue’ in Egypt

The European Union stopped short of agreeing immediate cuts in financial or military assistance to Cairo yesterday (21 August), as the bloc's foreign ministers held emergency talks to find ways to help bring an end to violence in Egypt.
Global Europe 20-08-2013

EU ministers to hold emergency meeting on Egypt

EU foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday (21 August) to discuss how to coax Egypt's army-backed rulers into finding a peaceful compromise with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
Global Europe 29-07-2013

Ashton on mediation mission to Egypt

The European Union's foreign policy chief was scheduled to hold crisis talks in Cairo on Monday (29 July) after the weekend killing of at least 72 supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president plunged the pivotal Arab country deeper into turmoil.
Energy 09-02-2011

EU faces prospect of ‘black swan’ shutdown of Suez Canal

The Egyptian crisis yesterday (8 February) entered a new and potentially critical phase as thousands of Suez Canal service workers began an indefinite strike two weeks after protests against the Mubarak regime began.