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What we are reading - February 27, 2012

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Arab Awakening
27 February 2012

Brotherhood asks Britain to pressure Assad to stop crackdown Al Musry Al Youm, MENA

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party on Monday called on a British parliamentary delegation visiting Cairo to play an active role in supporting the democratization of the Arab peoples, particularly the Syrians.

Tunisia’s homlessness: confronting an overlooked reality Tunisia Live, Hend Hassassi

According to Raoudha Somrani, president of Tunisian homelessness non-profit Dar Tounes, the problem is largely a byproduct of the old regime’s neglect and its attempt to conceal the issue rather than address it.

Egypt's secular parties dissect electoral defeats Al Ahram, Salma Shukhrallah

Building on their electoral sweep of the People's Assembly (the lower house of Egypt's parliament), Islamist parties dominated recently concluded polls for the Shura Council (the upper, consultative house of parliament), results of which were announced Saturday.

Morocco: one year later Mamfakinch, Samia Errazzouki

What began as a nationwide call for protests during the earlier days of February 2011 in Morocco has turned into the loudest voice of dissent in the North African kingdom.

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