Arab Spring News: September 20, 2012
End of the Arab Spring?
What these extremists have really capitalized on is the existing frustrations of the Arab Spring protesters, who continue to wait for the benefits of the democratic transition to trickle down to them. Yes, citizens won the political freedom they …
Clouds over the Arab Spring
Initial enthusiasm over the so-called Arab Spring — which Obama pretentiously compared to the American Revolution and the civil rights movement — is increasingly looking like a delusion. Moderate Muslims, an endangered species, are intimidated and…
Arab Spring is freezing over
Biddeford Journal Tribune
The Arab Spring began in December 2010, with demonstrations and widespread protests across much of the Arab world, aimed at removing dictators and rulers from power. It began in Tunisia and led to civil uprisings across Egypt, Libya and 18 other …
Hamas worried as Egypt closes tunnels
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
Osama Kuhail, chairman of the Federation of Arab Contractors, told The Media Line that the prices of construction materials have been skyrocketing. The 1.7 million citizens of Gaza cannot leave the densely populated enclave without special permission …
Arab Spring Chickens Come Home To Roost
Gasparilla Gazette (blog)
Arab Spring Chickens Come Home To Roost. Ron Hart. September 20, 2012 – Ron Hart. Read comments | Post a comment Bookmark and Share. Ron Hart: Dismissing two simultaneous attacks on our embassies on the anniversary of 9/11 as “coincidence”…
Arab Spring economies face huge economic risks
Preoccupied by economic troubles at home, the rich nations have agreed only a small fraction of the $20 billion (Dh73.44 billion) they pledged to the Arab Spring countries at a summit meeting in the French seaside resort of Deauville in May 2011 …
Reflections on an Arab Spring
The genie is out of the bottle and cannot be put back easily again. 2011 will always be remembered as the year of the Arab Spring. As Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said at the recent NAM summit in Tehran, the revolution in Egypt was the cornerstone ..
Saudi aid to Arab Spring countries equals $3.7bn
Mail & Guardian Online
This was the finding of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report released on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s wealthiest country, has pledged nearly $17.9-billion in support for fellow Arabs since the pro-democracy revolt erupted in Tunisia …
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