Weekly Wire- January 30
POMED’s Weekly Wire for January 30 is now available. In this week’s edition, Egyptians marked the one year anniversary of the revolution, as American NGO workers were barred from leaving the country. The U.S. sent a high-ranking diplomat to Yemen, confirming mutual support, while President Ali Abdullah Saleh bid farewell for medical treatment in the U.S. Violence has spiked in Syria with renewed assaults on the cities of Homs and Hama by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. NGOs were denied entry into Bahrain, as violence increases amid a release of arms sales and services from the U.S. Look for next week to be dominated by parliamentary elections in Kuwait, and an escalation of U.S.-Egypt tension over the status of NGOs in the country.
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