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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.
Defence contractor says it employs Americans shot in Saudi
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2015-02-01
Two Americans who came under fire in Saudi Arabia this weekend are employees of a US defence contractor, the firm said on Sunday, confirming the second attack in recent months...
GCC chief condemns killing of Japanese hostage by ISIL
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-02-01
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani strongly condemned the killing of the Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by ISIL militants....
85 per cent work on multipurpose Pak community hall complete
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-02-01
The construction on the Pakistan Auditorium, the Dhs7.5 million multi-purpose hall for the expatriate community residing in Dubai, is set to conclude next month, as more than 85 per cent...
'Use grace period for settling labour card violations'
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-02-01
A senior official from the Ministry of Labour (MoL) has urged employers to benefit from the six-month grace period given by the Cabinet to enable them to settle their labour...
Extremists increasingly wary of Internet: Experts
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-02-01
After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, militant organisations have realised that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say....
West-backed rebels join Aleppo alliance: Monitor
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-02-01
A Western-backed rebel group in northern Syria that is under pressure from Al Qaeda's hardline Nusra Front has joined an alliance of mainly insurgent factions in Aleppo, a group monitoring...
Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel
Source : Gulf Today  
Date : 2015-02-01
Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal, the nephew of King Abdullah, who died on Jan.23, was due to launch a pan-Arab satellite news channel on Sunday aimed at challenging established networks...
Registration open for international translation forum
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2015-02-01
The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University has announced that registration is open for its Sixth Annual International Translation Conference....
Lupus expert highlights pregnancy complications
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2015-02-01
Advances in research into pregnancy complications caused by two serious autoimmune diseases were discussed by one of the world’s foremost experts in the field in the fourth instalment of Weill...
Schools stop admissions; parents upset
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2015-02-01
Despite opening of two new Indian schools last year, Asian expatriates are still staring at crisis for admission of their children....
Over 300 dugongs seen off Qatar
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2015-02-01
Around 300 to 500 dugongs were sighted off the west coast of Qatar during a field mission by ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) and the General Directorate of Natural Reserves-Private Engineering...
Citizens face hardship due to errors in house numbers
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2015-02-01
Many citizens have complained that errors made while numbering their homes cause them problems when they go to schools, health centres and other government services and utility offices....
Rumailah Hospital marks Gulf Child Day
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2015-02-01
The Special Education Department at Rumailah Hospital celebrated Gulf Child Day with an event organised by Qatari Scouts and Girl Guide Federation at Cambridge International School....
Bahrain marking Women's Day
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2015-02-01
Bahrain will today join other Arab countries in marking the annual Arab Women's Day....
Parliamentary panel to draw up final report
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2015-02-01
A parlimentary committee in charge of studying the Government Action Plan will continue its work today to draw up its final report on revised programme before referring it to parliament...
Scheme to reward recycling efforts
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2015-02-01
An ingenious new machine that rewards people for recycling will be set up in private schools and universities across Bahrain....
Olympic panel 'unaware of games plan'
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2015-02-01
Bahrain's Olympic Committee (BOC) was unaware of any plans to host a future games with Saudi Arabia, it has been reported....
Planting drone to fight deforestation
Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2015-02-01
Thousands of square kilometres of the world's forests are burned and cut down every day to make room for agricultural zones and new urban developments. But a new drone design...
Foreign Minister heads to Senegal on official visit
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-02-01
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah headed to Dakar, Senegal, on Sunday on an official two-day visit....
His Highness the Amir congratulates new Italian president
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2015-02-01
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has addressed a cable to Italian President Sergio Mattarella expressing deep congratulations on his election as president of the Republic of...
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