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  • ARAB WORLD: Why social expenditure in the Arab states isn’t working

     
    The major challenge facing Arab states transitioning from totalitarian regimes to democracy is how to manage social expenditure: that is, state spending on health, education, direct subsidies to poor citizens, cash support for poor families, pensions...
  • EGYPT: Ex-newspaper editor appointed as Information Minister

     
    The former editor in chief of the Wafd party's newspaper was sworn in as the new Minister of Information by the head of the ruling Supreme Council of Armed Forces, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi on Saturday. The appointment of......
  • TUNISIA: Government embarks on dramatic reforms of once-detested Interior Ministry

     
    They are despised and feared, black-helmeted storm troopers who keep order in Arab police states like Tunisia before its Jan. 14 revolution. But the members of the security forces are also human beings, as oppressed and humiliated as the people......
  • MIDDLE EAST: Governments clamp down on Egypt-inspired protests, rights group says

     
    Human Rights Watch says governments in the Arab world are clamping down on protests inspired by the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. “Images of the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt have mesmerized the Arab public but have terrified their rulers,”......
  • JORDAN: Tribesmen slam Queen Rania, warn of revolt

     
    Three dozen members of powerful Jordanian tribes have lashed out at the country's glamorous Queen Rania and denounced what they called a "crisis of authority," calling for political change and justice against those involved in corruption in the Arab...
  • MIDDLE EAST: Ignoring Egyptians, Iran continues to hail 'Islamic awakening'

     
    Both the Egyptian foreign ministry and the opposition Muslim Brotherhood have said the popular protest movement sweeping the country has nothing to do with Iran, or Islam. But that hasn't stopped Iranian officials from continuing to try and cast the......
  • TUNISIA: First independent news channel latest milestone in uprising

     
    The first "post-revolution" satellite channel based in Tunisia was launched Saturday just weeks after a popular uprising forced former President Zine el Abidine ben Ali to flee the country, the London-based pan-Arab daily Al Quds Al Arabi reported. The...
  • TUNISIA: Paris to have either a Rue or Place Mohammad Bouazizi

     
    Against a backdrop of French Cabinet ministers under fire for accepting gifts from Arab autocrats, one Paris politician is offering a gesture of appreciation for the Tunisian man whose Dec. 17 death by self-immolation sparked political uprisings in the...
  • IRAN: Government says only regime supporters can march for Egypt

     
    Iranian authorities and the opposition continue to battle over the legacy of Tahrir Square, with both sides claiming an affinity with the popular protest movements in Egypt and around the region. The Iranian judiciary on Wednesday rejected a request by......
  • Egypt: Poetic dissent falls on deaf ears

     
    Is anyone surprised that Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak refuses to step down? Certainly not Egyptian poet and Georgetown University visiting professor Tamim al-Barghouti. He recently joined "Studio 360" to discuss art as a device for opposing tyranny in...
  • BAHRAIN: Foreign minister tweets criticism of protesters

     
    Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa has been using Twitter to air his views on evolving unrest in the region, eventually disputing accounts of attacks by security forces on peaceful protesters in Bahrain. "This is no peaceful...