Arab States Weekly Review July 7th – 13th 2012

At least 22 people were killed in Yemen when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a police academy in Sana’a.

Opposition leaders in Syria met in Moscow to discuss a political solution to the crisis. Nawaf al-Fares, the Syrian ambassador to Iraq, defecting.

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court rejected President Mohamed Morsi’s move to reinstate the parliament. It was dissolved last month after the court ruled the election was partially unconstitutional.

Preliminary results suggested that a party deemed to be secular and fairly liberal won the most votes in Libya’s firt post-Qaddafi general election.

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