While the ideals of the Arab Spring are still alive among the young generation, the Syrian war has made some Arab youth fearful of revolution, according to a Western-based Arab political scientist. The tactics have changed, says Bessma Momani, adding that they prefer ?a slower system change from within?
Istanbul?s Galerist is presenting ?The Arab Spring Notebook? by Ibrahim El Salahi, one of the most important living African artists and a key figure in the development of African modernism. ?The Arab Spring Notebook? is a series of 46 black, ink drawings originally made in a single sketchbook, that comprise El Salahi?s artistic response to the Arab Spring.
The Union of Arab Banks (UAB) is mulling a plan to finance reconstruction activities in four war-torn Arab states - namely, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya - according to a senior UAB official.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted on Thursday the gravity of the situation in Yemen and called for an immediate ceasefire by all parties to the conflict.
This comes as Jamal Benomar, the Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Yemen, announced his resignation from the position, the news centre of UN informs.
When Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi called March 9 for the creation of a "unified Arab force" to battle the spread of extremist groups, he actually used a rare figure of speech: A triple oxymoron.