06/07/2012

2nd – 6th July

In the city of Douma, Syrians have recovered mutilated corpses and devastated body parts sifted through trash. According to activists, “death squads” have swept the anti-government districts after the Assad’s army drove out the rebel fighters. France and the UK said that they will push for the United Nations if Syria transition plan does not work.

Tunisia officially backs a Palestinian call for an international investigation about the death of Yasser Arafat, after a report showing that the iconic leader may have been poisoned. Palestinian Foreign Minister, Riyad al-Malki, stated that such an enquiry could finally “close the file” on Arafat’s mysterious death. Tunisian government has called for the Arab League to convene.

Iranian media said Iran has threatened to destroy the U.S. military bases across Middle East and to attack Israel within minutes, after Israel has hinted to be prepared for such attacks if diplomacy fails to secure a halt to dispute Iranian nuclear energy program.

The Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies are confident they can join, like their counterparts in Tunisia and Egypt, at the helm of leadership. Do they may lead Libyan the government after the country’s first free elections that take place, after five decades, on the next Saturday?

After certain prudence during the Tunisian revolution, the French foreign policy supported the aspirations of people’s uprising in Tunisia and elsewhere. France took the lead in the case of Libya and has maintained its position audaciously on the Syrian revolution. Since one year and half, France was able to accumulate political capital and a significant influence in the Arab world through its support for Arab revolts.