Arab States Weekly Review Jan 26th – Feb 1st 2013

At least 50 people died in Egypt following clashes between security forces and opponents of Egypt’s Islamist government. Some of the country’s generals warned that the state could collapse if the violence doesn’t stop.

Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN and Arab League envoy to Syria, told the UN Security Council that the country is being destroyed “bit by bit”. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 700,000 Syrians have fled abroad.

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