Political Comment (9 April 2012) 

The UN has backed a 12 April deadline for a ceasefire in Syria. Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has named its candidate for the presidency as Christians and others withdraw from the panel writing a new constitution. Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president has been visiting Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The leader of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party has been defending the party's decision not to cite Shari'a as the source of legislation in the new...