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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.
Muslims and the UK general polls
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
The issue of "radicalization" has been notably absent from discussions prompted by the UK general election that takes place on May 7. Considering what a central public issue it is, this...
As examinations approach, virtual teachers take over
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
With final exams getting nearer in the second school session, private teachers are found no longer using "walled advertisements."...
Global project to support moderation
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
The Al-Sakinah Campaign for Dialogue, which was launched by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, is set to adopt a new project in support of moderation among...
Visit of New Zealand PM to cement ties 
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key will arrive here Tuesday to hold wide-ranging talks on bilateral and regional issues with high-ranking Saudi officials. He will the first New Zealand prime...
EOW renders services to 648 Filipinos
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
The Philippines Embassy in the Saudi capital rendered consular services to 648 Filipinos on April 17 and 18 at the Al Jazeera International School in Dammam....
Fewer couples seek court intervention
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
The latest statistics of the Ministry of Justice reveal that approximately 415 women have filed "bad cohabitation" lawsuits against their husbands in the Kingdom's courts in the last six months....
11 Saudis guilty of harboring illegals
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Eleven citizens have been found guilty of hiring and harboring illegal expatriates, and face various penalties including fines, imprisonment and having their vehicles seized, according to the Saudi Press Agency....
Bahrain hands Iraqi rioter 3 years
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Bahraini authorities sentenced an Iraqi man to three years in prison on charges including rioting and joining an "unauthorized" protest in the capital Manama, official media reported....
OIC to hold urgent FMs' talks on Yemen
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) plans to hold an extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the member states to discuss issues in Yemen. The meeting, which is...
Powerful former Syrian general dies 
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Rostom Ghazali, the powerful Syrian general who was once considered the most powerful man in Lebanon and was suspected of involvement in the 2005 assassination of a former Lebanese Prime...
MERS cases continue to drop; only two found this week
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases have continued to drop in the last six weeks in Saudi Arabia....
Houthi positions in Taiz pounded
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a camp housing Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s third city Taiz on Friday, after a night of clashes and raids throughout the war-hit country, residents said....
Bid to legalise 'free visa' labour
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2015-04-25
A study is being carried out to assess the feasibility of legalising the status of tens of thousands of foreign nationals working illegally in Bahrain....
Iran ready to receive S-300 missiles from Russia: defense minister
Source : Tehran Times  
Date : 2015-04-25
Iran is ready to receive the S-300 missile defense system from Russia and hopes this will happen this year, the country's Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Friday....
Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri attains star status
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Writers — expats and Saudis — have been coming up with articles on Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, consultant in the office of the Defense Ministry and spokesman for Operation Decisive...
Iraqi forces recapture Ramadi bridge from IS
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Iraqi security forces recaptured a key bridge from Islamic State militants in the capital of Anbar province on Friday, said an Iraqi security official, as the country’s top Shiite cleric...
Germany calls on Houthis to stop fighting
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
The Houthis and former President Ali Abdullah Saleh should stop fighting against the Yemeni people....
OIC chief calls for all-out fight against malaria
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2015-04-25
Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Iyad Madani has called upon the member states to continue to accord due attention to malaria control and elimination....
Diplomats vow to take Kuwait to a new height
Source : Kuwait Times  
Date : 2015-04-25
The 8th conference of Kuwaiti diplomatic missions abroad concluded three days of sessions on Thursday evening by adopting 'a final statement'. The statement highlights the need to take Kuwait to...
Iran ships 'turn back' from Yemen: US
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-04-25
An Iranian ship convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials said, as Saudi-led warplanes kept up air strikes on the anti-government...
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