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Vol. XLVIII No. 49, 2011-03-13
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GCC SEEKS NO-FLY ZONE AS LIBYA BATTLE RAGES
 
Gulf states on March 7 called for a no-fly zone to be imposed on Libya, and for an urgent Arab League meeting to discuss the situation in Libya. “(The foreign ministers)...called on the ... (UN) Security Council to protect Libyan civilians, including through a no-fly zone,” said a statement issued after the ministers’ meeting, read by Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah, secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council which groups regional countries. The ministers al... More
 
 
 
SAUDIA SEEKS AN END TO LIBYA VIOLENCE
 

Saudi Arabia on March 7 called for an end to the ongoing bloody violence in Libya – which started on February 15 – in order to save the lives of Libyans and safeguard the country’s territorial integrity. The Council of Ministers, presided over by King Abdullah, also urged the Libyan authorities to allow distribution of relief supplies among the country’s strife victims.The Cabinet expressed its concern over the worsening security situation in some Arab and Islamic coun... More

 
 
 
OMAN SULTAN SACKS MINISTERS, DISSOLVES ECONOMY MINISTRY
 

Oman’s ruler dissolved the office overseeing economic affairs on March 7 in a concession to a key demand of protesters calling for more jobs and political openness. Sultan Qaboos also fired several ministers as part of the third high-level reshuffle in the past 10 days attempting to calm the protests. Foreign ministers from six Gulf nations met in Abu Dhabi with the region’s political upheavals atop the agenda, including a major uprising against Bahrain’s monarchy and calls ... More

 
 
 
JORDANIAN MEDIA CALLS FOR MORE FREEDOM
 
Hundreds of Jordanian journalists working in state-controlled media on March 7 demanded an end to government curbs on media freedom, saying they were an obstacle to democratic transformation. Emboldened by a wave of Arab uprisings, journalists from mainstream dailies, news websites, state television and radio joined forces in a rare show of unity against interference by officials and intelligence services. Scores of journalists and writers rallied in a square close to sever... More
 
 
 
BAHRAIN CROWN PRINCE CALLS FOR PATIENCE
 

Bahrain’s crown prince warned all sides against escalating a standoff with the opposition seeking an elected government in the country, asking for patience ahead of a national dialogue. Bahrain suffered its worst unrest since the 1990s last month when seven people died in a heavy-handed security response to protests by opposition groups. Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, tapped to lead a dialogue with the opposition, said the protests would continue to be allowed but must... More

 
 
 
OPPOSITION VOWS TO BRING MORE YEMENIS TO STREET
 

Yemen’s opposition coalition on March 7 vowed to escalate protests that have swept the country demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, after he rejected a plan that would have him step down in 2011. Tens of thousands of protesters are camped out in major Yemeni cities, staying awake through the night to hear speeches and sing national songs, as their tone against Saleh hardens. Saleh rejected a plan proposed by an opposition coalition last week, which would have imple... More

 
 
 
'UNIVERSITIES MUST PROMOTE MODERATE IDEOLOGY'
 
The rector of Taibah University in Madinah, Mansour bin Muhammad Al-Nuzha, opened a four-day conference, in Madinah on March 6, on the role of Arab universities in promoting moderation in Islam among the Arab youth. “The Arab universities have a big responsibility in promoting the concept of moderation in Islam which is one of the basic pillars of ideological security which is fervently being sought by governments and individuals,” said Al-Nuzha. He added that t... More
 
 
 
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