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Forget the first anniversary of the Arab Spring   

Aljazeera.com - 08 May, 2012
Author: Jillian Schwedler

The anniversaries of Arab revolutions mark significant moments of reflection and assessment: Which dictators have fallen? What will the new systems look like? Why did some leaders fall quickly while others' conflicts are bloody and protracted? As scholars weigh the success or failure of their favourite political theories, citizens in the Arab world continue to struggle, even in the cases of relative success.
 
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Date : 2016-05-29
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Khamenei warns of West 'schemes' as new MPs meet
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-05-29
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged newly-elected lawmakers on Saturday to resist "schemes" from the West as parliamentarians met in Tehran for the first time since elections finished in...
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-05-29
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Bahrain FM highlights significance of French peace initiative
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-05-29
Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmad Al Khalifa called on the Arab countries to coordinate their stances towards the French initiative for peace in the Middle East....
Fears grow for civilians in strife-hit Syria, Iraq
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-05-29
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Source : Arab News  
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Kuwaiti Min., Tunisian PM underscore bilateral coop.
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-05-28
Meeting on Friday with Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid, Kuwait's visiting Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs Hend Al-Sabeeh discussed with...
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2016-05-28
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EU extends sanctions against Assad regime in Syria
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Araqchi: Iran never allows breach in JCPOA
Source : Islamic Republic News Agency  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Bahrain, Russia sign extradition agreement
Source : Bahrain News Agency  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Date : 2016-05-28
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Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-05-28
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Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2016-05-28
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A center for media excellence
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2016-05-28
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