Gulf in the News – September 26, 2012

Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria

Source: Gulf Times (Read full story)

HH the Emir urges all countries that believe in the cause of the Syrian people to provide “all sorts of support” to Syrians until they gain legitimate rights. Arab nations should intervene in Syria given the UN Security Council’s failure to stop the civil war in the country, HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said yesterday.

Blow to govt as court upholds electoral law

Source: Kuwait Times (Read full story)

The ruling means that the electoral constituency law will remain for at least one more election and only the next Assembly can debate amending it. The verdict is also expected to defuse political tension which rose in the past several months, especially after the constitutional court ruling scrapping the February general election results. But tension may rise further and protests could expand if the government refuses to dissolve the 2009 Assembly as demanded by the opposition.

Disarm, and we’ll talk, says Yemen President

Source: Gulf News (Read full story)

Hadi announced an all-out offensive against the jihadists in May that led to the recapture of a string of towns in the southern province of Abyan the following month.

But the militants continue to battle troops in Yemen’s eastern provinces and are believed to be responsible for a series of attacks in recent weeks on senior security officials both in the provinces and in the capital Sana’a.


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