Arab States Weekly Review Feb 2nd – 8th 2013

Chokri Belaid, a prominent opposition leader in Tunisia, was shot dead by unknown assailants outside his house. The killing sparked angry protests which forced the prime minister to promise a new government of technocrats.

Investigators in Bulgaria concluded that Hizbullah, a Lebanese party-cum militia, was behind July’s bombing of a bus near a Black Sea resort which killed five Israeli tourists and the bus driver. Israel called on the EU to list Hizbullah as a terrorist group.

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