Arab spring News : May 26, 2012

Cannes’ Middle East films show Arab Spring unfurl
By Alexandria Sage | CANNES, France (Reuters) – The “Arab Spring” is the focus of two movies at Cannes this year as film makers present tentative steps towards democracy on the big screen, one year after political upheaval in Libya and Egypt.
Breeze of Arab Spring felt on Cannes red carpet
The Associated Press
By JILL LAWLESS, AP – 1 minute ago CANNES, France (AP) — The ripples of theArab Spring are being felt in summery Cannes, where films from Egypt and Syria, as well as a passionate documentary about the overthrow of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi,
Islamists walk out of Algeria parliament in protest
* Islamist lawmakers allege election was rigged * Algeria going against tide of “Arab Spring” * Prolonged boycott could hamper constitution reform By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS, May 26 (Reuters) – Islamist lawmakers walked out of the inaugural session of
Arab Spring changed Middle East, situation bleak in Syria, Iran: US report
(File photo) By Al Arabiya The Arab Spring has changed the face of the Middle East but the situation in Syria and Iran remains bleak, the United States’ annual human rights report on 199 nations has said. The State Department report, compiled from
Pakistan’s ‘Arab Spring‘ and the media
The Express Tribune
He is a former secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists Social media brought a revolution in the Arab world and many of us here thought it may bring the same results in Pakistan without realising that the ‘Arab spring‘ was not

The Express Tribune
Tunisian Salafi Islamists riot, clash with police
Chicago Tribune
TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of Salafi Islamists attacked bars and shops and clashed with security forces in a Tunisian town on Saturday in the latest incident to raise religious tensions in the home of the Arab Spring uprisings.
Mauritania’s ‘overlooked’ Arab spring
The Guardian
Interviewed for a TV programme recently, I was asked whether Mauritania will be the next country to experience the Arab spring. In fact, it has been part of the spring since January 2011, when Yacoub Ould Dahoud fatally set himself alight in front of

The Guardian
Fading optimism of the Arab Spring
BBC News
It struck me as I puffed along that the message coming from the big screen had none of the optimism that would have been there last spring. The process of change, the emergence of a new Middle East, has turned out to be long and hard.

BBC News
Raid admiral’s toughest fight: winning Washington
CBS News
The commander in charge of the raid to kill Osama bin Laden is defending his proposal that would give him more authority to send special operations forces overseas to address problems like terrorists or sudden Arab Spring-style unrest.

CBS News

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