Middle East News – May 16th, 2012

Twitter is causing freedom of speech in Kuwait to come under question

– Kuwaiti citizens jailed for tweeting unsavory comments about the ruling emir (and Islam), both illegal under Kuwait’s constitution – CNN

– Abu Dhabi owned football club Manchester city wins the English Premier League Title, demonstrating the new found influence the Middle East has on the previously European dominated realm of club soccer – CNN

– An Iranian rapper has received death threats and has a $100,000 bounty on his head for a rap song he made that may or may not have insulted a famous Shi’ite imam – CNN

– Syria’s Assad says that last week’s parliamentary elections prove that Syrians are behind his reforms – BBC

– UN vehicles were hit by an explosion in Syria in another round of daily evidence that the ceasefire might not be working – CNN

– As the United Nations debates whether the situation in Syria constitutes a war some want immediate action – CNN

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