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- Egypt is in political turmoil after judges appointed by former President Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamist-led parliament and allowed his former prime minister to compete in a presidential run-off election this weekend.
- A Bahraini appeals court reduces the prison sentences of nine medics convicted for their role in last year’s anti-government uprising while acquitting nine others, in a case that has been heavily criticized by rights groups.
- The Syrian National Council named Abdulbaset Sieda to lead their anti-Assad effort.  We speak with Senior Reporter David Arnold about the challenge he faces.

 Middle East Monitor: Challenges Face the New SNC Leader

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