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US Senator: China Cannot Avoid ‘Arab Spring’

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S. senator and one-time presidential candidate is warning China, “the Arab Spring is coming.” Republican Senator John McCain made the comment to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun Saturday during a high level security conference in Munich. McCain, in his Arab Spring warning, referenced the recent self-immolations by Tibetan monks to protest Chinese […]

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US Senator: China Cannot Avoid ‘Arab Spring’

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A leading U.S. senator and one-time presidential candidate is warning China, “the Arab Spring is coming.” Republican Senator John McCain made the comment to Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun Saturday during a high level security conference in Munich. McCain, in his Arab Spring warning, referenced the recent self-immolations by Tibetan monks to protest Chinese […]

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A Look at the Arab League

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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-The League of Arab States, or Arab League, is an association of 22 Arab states, based in Cairo. -It was founded on March 22, 1945 in Cairo, with the aim of strengthening the relationships between member states through political, cultural and economic cooperation. -The first six members of the organization were Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan (later […]

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Arab League Monitoring Mission to Syria Factbox

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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November 2, 2011 — The Arab League adopts a plan of action for Syria and welcomes the Syrian government’s agreement to the plan. It emphasizes the need for Damascus to keep its pledge and stop the violent suppression of a 10-month-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. November 24, 2011 — The 22-member bloc requests […]

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Amnesty Calls for More Reform in Middle East

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International has urged governments in the Middle East to provide the kind of reforms their populations want, and it says governments elsewhere should be more supportive of those protesting and dying for freedom. In a report issued Monday, the London-based human rights group said violence and repression will continue in the Middle East and […]

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A Look At Relations Between Syria and the Arab League

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch and opposition activists have urged the Arab League to suspend Syria’s membership in the wake of anti-government unrest estimated to have left more than 3,000 people dead. Here is a look at Syria’s relations with the regional body. -An Arab League suspension would not have a direct impact on Syria but would […]

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