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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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Source : Gulf Times  
Date : 2017-08-23
At least 30 people were killed in an air strike that hit a small hotel north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, the armed Houthi movement said....
No special conditions placed on Iran resuming participation in Hajj: Makkah governor
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal stressed that there are no special Saudi conditions placed on Iran to resume its participation in Hajj, insisting there are just special conditions for the...
Lebanon, Iraq will defeat terrorism - Pres. Aoun
Source : Kuwait News Agency  
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Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday that his country and Iraq have been facing a common enemy; terrorism....
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Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2017-08-23
Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Tuesday held official talks with visiting Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of...
Airstrikes kill 50 in Syria's Hama
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Date : 2017-08-23
At least 50 people were killed by airstrikes in Syria's Hama province, local sources said Tuesday....
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
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Saudi hospitals continue to provide services to Hajjis
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
Hospitals in Makkah and Madinah continue to provide quality medical services to pilgrims during the current Hajj season, the Ministry of Health said....
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
Addressing a press conference in Mina, Maj. Gen. Jamaan Al-Ghamdi, assistant commander of Hajj security forces said that since the beginning of the Hajj season, 61 unauthorized offices have been...
Saudi Education Ministry launches kindergartens for pilgrims' children during Hajj
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
The Ministry of Education has launched seasonal kindergartens in Makkah and Madinah for the benefit of pilgrims who take their children to the holy places, local media reported....
Saudi Arabia continues to welcome Yemeni Hajjis
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
The Wadiha border crossing in the Shahara district of Najran continues its 24-hour ongoing work of receiving Yemeni pilgrims to perform their Hajj in ease and peace, following instructions from...
Afghans call repeated Hajj an extravagance in war-torn country
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
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Date : 2017-08-23
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Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2017-08-23
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Source : Kuwait News Agency  
Date : 2017-08-23
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday Turkey would never allow the PKK/PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, to establish a state in northern Syria....
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Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
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Source : Khaleej Times  
Date : 2017-08-23
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Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2017-08-23
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Saudi Arabia, US in search of 'real' Mideast peace
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2017-08-23
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received senior US officials including presidential adviser Jared Kushner in Jeddah on Tuesday and discussed efforts to bring about peace between the Israelis...
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