Lines in sand: Turmoil blurring borders (3)

Kuwait Times 2014.06.15 03:55
CAIRO: Working in secret, European diplomats drew up the borders that have defined the Middle East's nations for nearly a century - but now civil war, sectarian bloodshed and leadership failures threaten to rip that map apart. In the decades since independence, Arab governments have held these constructs together, in part by imposing an autocratic hand, despite the sometimes combustible mix of peoples within their borders.
EUPHRATES, MESOPOTAMIA, BORDER, SYRIA, MOSUL, LIBYA, Salem, Lucas, SA, PS, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, LB, France, Israel, Ирак