The de-Mubarakization of Egypt.
Egypt needs a complete de-Mubarakization The failure of Egypt to move away from the past and create a better future is testimony of the depth of the cancer Mubarak inflicted on Egypt and the resilient destructiveness of his three decades in power. Both Morsi and Sisi are products of Mubarak's tenure. Morsi was the Islamist version: weak and lacking charisma, like Mubarak he focused solely on the survival and dominance of his group, instead of guarding the vulnerable transition toward genuine, inclusive democracy.
Turkey's growing corruption problem is getting harder to hide Around this time last year, Turkish citizens woke up to the biggest corruption scandal in the country's modern history. Key political figures, including ministers from the ruling Justice and Development Party and their sons, housing officials, the CEO of a major state-owned bank and an Iranian businessman were all arrested by Turkish police and held on suspicion of bribery, money laundering, and corruption. A police investigation is still ongoing and a parliamentary commission banned media outlets from reporting on it last month.
US, Israel are the only countries to oppose UN ban on weapons in outer space Israel and the United States were the only two countries to vote against a UN resolution calling for the prevention of an arms race in outer space.The resolution was among several dealing with international disarmament passed by the General Assembly on 2 December, including one calling on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and bring its rogue nuclear program under international supervision.
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|Title Annotation:||corruption investigation on Turkish businesspeople; military aspects of United Nation banned weapons|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Dec 4, 2014|
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