News Round Up 01/08/2013

Posted by Andrew |

  • "The United States has given 200 armored vehicles to Lebanon, the Lebanese army said on Monday, bolstering forces that have been struggling to deal with sectarian violence inflamed by the war across the border in Syria. The M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) arrived by ship to Beirut on Sunday, the army said in a statement. A Lebanese security source said the army now had 1,200 APCs."

    tags: lebanon military unitedstates obama war

  • "Kuwait's lower court on Monday handed a two-year jail term to an opponent for allegedly insulting the emir on Twitter in the second such sentence in as many days, a human rights activist said. "Ayyad al-Harbi was sentenced to two years in jail," director of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights Mohammad al-Humaidi said on his Twitter account. "

    tags: kuwait freespeech politics middleeast gcc

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