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Arab spring News of the day : Dec 31, 2011

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UN chief wants to ensure democracy sought in Arab Spring is sustained in his
Washington Post
UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his second term as chief of the United Nations, wants to help people who rose up in the Arab Spring attain and sustain freedom and democracy. As he embarks on a new five-year term starting New Year’s
Arab Spring becoming an Islamic Revolution
Vancouver Sun
But the overall picture is very different from the promise of the Arab Spring, which saw hordes of educated young people organizing themselves through social media links and taking to the streets demanding western-style democratic reforms.
Arab Bloody Spring: ‘Protests bring Sharia law not democracy’
The Arab Spring uprisings were arguably the most significant events of the last 12 months. Protests are still raging across the region, even after regimes were toppled. Our correspondent Irina Galushko who’s at Tahrir Square in Cairo says protests
Arab Spring could deliver more good news
By Abdulkhaleq Abdullah, Special to Gulf News The year 2011 was the year of the Arab Spring, where nearly one third of the 320 million Arabs felt more free and dignified than they were at the beginning of the year. 2011 was also one year Arabs did not

The Arab Spring comes to Paris
Forbes Digital Download (blog)
What will happen if more of the top teams come under the influence Russian oligarchs and Arab oil sheikhs, not to mention Chinese billionaires? UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations seem to me to be at least in part an attempt to limit the influence
2011: Why did Iraq miss the Arab Spring?
Ahram Online
An Iraqi version of the Arab Spring flourished briefly in Baghdad but soon came to an end, in part because of intimidation, crackdowns and curfews that prevented demonstrations from spreading nationwide. For weeks, young protesters demonstrated in

Ahram Online
Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell wedding to the Arab Spring: Are you a 2011
Daily Mail
By John Humphrys The real joy of presenting Mastermind on the BBC, after so many years of interviewing politicians, is asking people questions and knowing that they actually want to answer them. I can’t pretend all the questions in this New Year Quiz

Daily Mail
Arab Spring Won’t Usher in Democracy
The events in the Middle East and North Africa over the last year have been truly remarkable – the speed in which information was communicated through social media, the Cold War “domino theory” may have found a new application, and never in the history

Euro zone debt crisis weighs on Gulf stocks
Arab News
By ABDUL JALIL MUSTAFA AMMAN: Arab stock markets suffered extensively in 2011 mainly due to the Arab Spring uprisings, global recovery concerns and the euro zone sovereign debt crisis, financial analysts said Friday. The loss ranged between 3.06



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