Arab States Weekly Review 9th – 15th July 2011

Mobs attacked the French and American embassies in Damascus, Syria. The attacks were a response to a visit to Hama by the French and American ambassador to protest against the ongoing government crackdown.

Thousands of Egyptians marched in central Cairo to demonstrate against the slow pace of reform and to demand the removal of the ruling military council. Meanwhile, 700 police officers involved in the killing of protesters during the revolution were sacked.

South Sudan celebrated its independence from Sudan on July 9th. The United Nations admitted the country as its 193rd member.

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