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Brief News on the Arab World

Published on 13 December 2012, by M. Tomazy.
 DISCLAIMER: The term 'Middle East' is Colonialist term was decreed by the British India Office in the 1850s.
Dec. 13, 2012
EGYPT:  Egyptians are waiting for the referendum on the constitution on time, meanwhile, the Egyptian president reversed his decree of No resumption on the presidential decisions.
TUNISIA: The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) has called for a strike on 13 November 2012. The strike, which coincides with a visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is a slap in the face to the increasingly beleaguered Islamist al-Nahda coalition government.
LIBYA: The military prosecutor investigates with Mustafa Abdul-Jaleel, the former head of the Libyan Transitional Council (LTC) on the assassination of Abdul-Fattah Younis who led the rebels against Qaddafi regime. 

SYRIA: Fight-and-flight battles by the rebels. The government forces bombard the rebels' locations. Tug of War is being intensified between Russia and the U.S, and No political solution in the foreseeable future.

PALESTINE: Israel seizes PA's tax payments. Saeb Erekat alludes to resume bilateral Israeli-PA negotiations in next February.
The Arab regimes declare their adherence to Arab initiative to end the Arab-Israeli conflict.

LEBANON: The Scandal of pro-Hariri MP Okab Saker on funding and arming the Syrian rebels via Turkey , is still circulating in the Lebanese media.
Sa'ad al-Hariri said "The Syrian regime's days are countable". Hezbollah is silent and runs quietly.

JORDAN: The Jordanian king, Abdullah II meets some Nationalist and Leftist Jordanian parties, discussing some Local issues and he complained of what he called "Qatari-Egyptian-Turkish Alliance" which is trying to engage Jordan directly in the Syrian conflict describing it by the "Sunni Alliance".
Nevertheless, there is no official announcement about the US army in the Jordanian-Syrian borders.
Muslim brotherhood of Jordan is betting on the popular discontent and the external Qatari funds.

SUDAN: Hundreds of University students protested against the local government and raised the banner of regime's overthrowing.
One protester was killed during the clashes.

QATAR: The Qatari tribal regime seized Qatari poet, Mohammad ben Theeb al-Ajmi who criticized the ruler and sentenced by life imprisonment.
The regime still support the militant Syrian rebels financially, military and incubating the exiled Syrian  opposition.
On other hand, The ruling tribe still support the Muslim brotherhood of Egypt and directs Al-Jazeera Channel to support them by Media.

SAUDI ARABIA: The royal family of Saud is busy with treatment of its old members including the King and foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal.
The tribal ruling family support the remnants of Mubarak's regime in Egypt, and so signs of silent conflict between the Saudi and Qatari ruling tribes.

MOROCCO: The government detains members of February 20 movement.
Protests were launched against Sexual harassment in Morocco.