Arab spring News : June 9, 2012


Arab spring aroma spreading to Europe
London: Christian Dior, Tom Ford and Giorgio Armani are among companies with growing interest in Arab-influenced fragrances. The whiff of the Arab spring is reaching the shores of Europe. This time it’s not the smell of tear gas, pepper spray or
Al-Qaeda chief’s wife congratulates Arab Spring women
New York Daily News
The wife of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has congratulated all Muslim women for their role in the Arab Spring, and encouraged them to raise their children “in the cult of jihad and martyrdom”. She also told women to continue wearing the veil.
Lessons of Arab revolts
The Nation, Pakistan
The term Arab Spring, coined by the Western media to define various uprisings that have jolted the Arab world, is no longer popular. Mayhem and destruction seen by Syria, Libya and Yemen have taken the initial romance out of Arab uprisings.
Putin won’t let Arab Spring in
Russian TV channel “Vesti” reported that the leaders agreed on the ways to act in a case of a hypothetical threat of “Arab spring” in Central Asia. It was suggested to accept Iran as the SCO permanent member after the change of statutory provisions
Youth who led Arab Spring did it for dignity: Al-Khateeb ‘Panel to be formed
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
KUWAIT CITY, June 8: Former MP Dr Ahmad Al-Khateeb says he believes in the principles of democracy and the battle for change is long-term, pointing out that the youths who led Arab Spring did it for the sake of dignity with the right to make mistakes,
Wife of Al Qaeda Leader Praises Muslim Women for Role in Uprisings
New York Times (blog)
By JENNIFER PRESTON and MONA EL NAGGAR The wife of Al Qaeda’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, has made a rare online appeal to Muslim women, praising their role in the Arab Spring uprisings and urging them to raise their children “to love jihad and martyrdom
Most Pakistanis clueless about Arab-style revolution
The Express Tribune
PHOTO: AFP ISLAMABAD: Students and young social activists gathered on Friday to discuss the factors hindering the Pakistani youth from bringing their own “Arab Spring” even though the underlying conditions, they agreed, are almost similar.

The Express Tribune
Given Museveni’s long rule and potential for family succession, is Uganda now
I argued in this column last week that Africa has almost similar structural conditions as the Middle East on the eve of the Arab Spring – sustained economic growth for almost two decades, investment in mass education, penetration of modern


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