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Weekly Reading List February 4 - 10 2013

By February 10, 2013

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BBC has the background on the worst political crisis in Tunisia since the 2011 revolt, sparked by the shocking assassination of a leading left-wing opposition leader. Also read about the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Egypt, and the closing diplomatic window on the issue of Iran's nuclear program.

  • BBC: Resurgence of revolt where Arab Spring began (Wyre Davies, February 7)
  • "The murder of leftist secular politician Chokri Belaid may have come as a shock to most Tunisians, but there have been underlying tensions here for months. Belaid, in many ways an old-fashioned socialist, was also a vocal opponent of Ennahda's governing coalition."

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