Reformist candidate Aref quits presidential race

11 Jun 2013
Press TV

Mohammad Reza Aref has withdrawn his candidacy from Iran’s June 14 presidential election in order to give the reformist camp a better chance to win. The former vice president announced his decision to drop out of the election in a statement issued late on Monday, in which he said the decision was made after he received suggestions from former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, who advised to stand aside.

Qatar preparing for leadership transition

10 Jun 2013

Qatar is preparing to launch a leadership transition this summer that will see the emir relinquish power to his son, and his cousin, the owner of Harrods, step down as prime minister.

Senior figures in Qatar have briefed foreign counterparts that the time has come for Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, the 33-year-old crown prince to take over the leadership of the gas-rich Gulf state, the Daily Telegraph has learned.

Sudan’s opposition PCP says regime downfall ‘imminent’

04 Jun 2013
Sudan Tribune

Sudan’s opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) has expressed optimism on the imminent demise of the Sudanese regime to bring what it says was two decades of turbulence, corruption and civil wars to an end.

The PCP’s political secretary Kamal Omer declared on Monday that opposition forces are united around the goal of toppling the regime led by president Omer Hassan al-Bashir and said that the opposition is setting up coordination committees among grassroots to bring about an unprecedented breakthrough.

Le mouvement du 25 février manifeste

04 Jun 2013

Un nombre des militants du mouvement du 25 février a organisé, ce lundi, à Nouakchott, une manifestation pour dénoncer la déliquescence de l'économie.

Les manifestants ont critiqué l'absence de l'action du gouvernement dans un contexte marqué par "la recrudescence de maladies et de pauvreté"

GCC: Hezbollah terror group

03 Jun 2013
Arabia Saudí
Emiratos Árabes Unidos
Arab News

The Gulf Cooperation Council yesterday unanimously declared Lebanon-based Hezbollah a terrorist organization and said it would take measures against the group’s interest in the Gulf countries.
“All GCC countries are convinced that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Ghanim bin Fadl Al-Buainain told reporters following a meeting of GCC foreign ministers in Jeddah.

Abbás nombra al rector de la Universidad de Nablus nuevo jefe del gobierno palestino.

03 Jun 2013
La Vanguardia

Rami Hamdala estará al frente de un Ejecutivo leal a la ANP y formará gobierno en Cisjordania

El presidente palestino, Mahmud Abás, ha designado hoy a Rami Hamdala, presidente de la Universidad A-Najah de la ciudad cisjordana de Nablus, como primer ministro de la Autoridad Nacional Palestina (ANP), dijeron a Efe fuentes oficiales palestinas.

Emergency state extended to one month

03 Jun 2013
Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

The emergency state will be further extended to one month as of June 4, 2013, the Presidency of the Republic announced on Monday.

"The decision was taken by Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki after consultation with Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, National Constituent Assembly President Mustapha Ben Jaafar and security authorities," said a statement of the Presidency of the Republic.

The emergency state was decreed on January 14, 2011 and extended consecutively since August 1, 2011, by virtue of the decree n°999-2011 of July 21, 2011.

Egypt's Shura Council upholds its legislative powers - presidency

02 Jun 2013
Aswat Masriya

Egyptian presidency said on Sunday that the constitution, approved by the majority in a popular referendum, is a reference to all citizens for them to act accordingly.

The presidency added that respecting the constitution is dutiful to all the authorities of the state, in a statement published on its official page.

“The Shura Council (upper house of parliament) will continue to practice its legislative powers until the election of the lower house of parliament,” said the statement.