Democratic Reforms in Gulf and Arab Nations

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  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Yemen
  • Bahrain
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia
  • Libya
  • Iraq
  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Syria
  • Arab Spring at A Glance
  • Saudi Arabia


The former emir extended the term of the country's advisory panel, also known as the Shura Council. It's unclear how long the term would last, but the move is likely to delay elections for a more powerful legislative body proposed for later this year.

(Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

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