One Day in the Arab Spring: Views From Around the Middle East With Arab Dictatorships in Chaos Across Region as Democracy Protesters Continue Campaigns
Bahrain opposition starts F1 protests week
Hundreds of Bahrainis demonstrated on Sunday after a Shiite opposition call for a week of pro-democracy protests to coincide with the F1 Grand Prix to be hosted by the Gulf state. Waving red and white Bahraini flags and holding pictures of jailed Shiite activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is on hunger to customize this embed Algeria election campaigning begins on Sunday for elections in Algeria next month seen as a test of reforms designed to avert the kind of discontent that led to a string of revolutions elsewhere in the region. Deadly riots in the north African country in January 2011 coincided with an uprising in neighbouring Tunisia.
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A leading Kuwaiti newspaper called Sunday for an end to an escalating power struggle within the Al-Sabah ruling family, warning that it could have grave consequences on the oil-rich Gulf state. “Today, we are concerned, worried and shocked while we watch this infighting between wings of the ruling to customize this embed.