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- Lebanon: Tammam Salam, a member of the opposition, appointed Prime Minister– L’express- 6/04/2013 (Liban: Tammam Salam, membre de l’opposition, nommé Premier ministre)
Tamam Salam is been nominated to become Lebanon’s next prime minister. His nomination was announced by the president’s office after he was backed by parties across the political spectrum, including Hezbollah, an ally of Tehran and Damascus.
- Egypt Morsi denounces violence against Copts– Le Monde– 7/04/2013 (Egypte : Morsi dénonce les violences contre les Coptes)
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has condemned the violence against Copts in front of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo and ordered an investigation on the clashes that left one dead.
- Support for Syrian refugees reached the « breaking point »– Le Monde- 9/04/2013 (L’aide aux réfugiés syriens atteint le « point de rupture »)
Operations to help Syrian refugees have reached a breaking point due to lack of sufficient funding, warned in Geneva the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
- Social and economic change on Morocco’s agenda– Your Middle East– 10/04/2013
Even the momentum experienced by a ruling monarchy that is over one thousand years old can be hampered by the intransigence of a looming regional crisis. Since the beginning of a Moroccan social movement on February 20, 2011, mass reforms have been advocated for on a regular basis, most of which are directed towards the administration’s mismanagement of the economy.
- Syria and North Korea dominate G8 meeting– Al Jazeera– 11/04/2013
Syrian opposition leaders renew appeals for lethal aid as foreign ministers of Group of Eight nations meet in London.