Arab spring News : May 14, 2012
|Arab Spring not over, oil to stay volatile: Mercuria
“The Arab Spring is not over,” Jaeggi told the 2012 Reuters Global Energy & Environment Summit. “What is going on in Syria today is probably the opening chapter of a confrontation with Iran,” he said via video-link from Dubai.
|Gulf Arab envoys study proposals for greater ties
By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and BRIAN MURPHY Gulf Arab leaders have stood together together over the last year to fend off political opposition inspired by the Arab Spring as well as the ambitions of their rival, Iran. The region’s envoys met Monday to…
|Gulf states delay decisions on closer ties
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Gulf Arab states say they will delay decisions on proposals for closer political and security ties, seen as a potential shield against rival Iran and pro-reform challenges inspired by the Arab Spring. Monday’s decision by the …
|Arab Spring govt stance ‘unleashed Twitter, Facebook wars’
Banning mainstream media from reporting on the Arab Spring threw the governments of affected states into a battle with social media hijacked by an uncontrollable opposition propaganda genie, media monitor Sharif Nashashibi told RT.
|ATTRITION: The Arab Spring Continues To Bleed
This was the first of the Arab Spring uprisings and the shortest and most successful. It was also, by far, the least bloody. The “Arab Spring” uprisings led to the fall of several long time dictatorships, and a rush to reform (or give the appearance of …
|Arab Spring, Mafia Drive 40% Rise in Money Laundering, Swiss Say
Political upheaval during the Arab Spring as well as dealings of the Italian mafia helped drive the number of suspected money-laundering incidents in Switzerland 40 percent higher last year, the Swiss federal police said.
|Gulf Arab envoys in Saudi Arabia weigh calls for closer ties to confront Iran …
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Article by: ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and BRIAN MURPHY , AP RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Gulf Arab leaders have had no problems speaking in a common voice about efforts to fend off opposition inspired by the Arab Spring and the ambitions of their rival, Iran.
|Ruling National Liberation Front Wins Election
Algeria recently concluded its first election since the Arab Spring swept the region more than a year ago. So with a new majority in parliament is the … ( Resource: Inside Story – Is Real Change Taking Effect in Algeria?
|Some Arab Spring
Much to chagrin of many propagandists we have remained very skeptical of the so called “Arab Spring”. The events in Egypt, Libya and the Maghrib remind us of the days of Ayub Khan after he defied the super power, closed down an Airbase and wanted to …