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Syria: Up to 90 killed as violence escalates

November 15, 2011
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Post-Tribune    

"Army defectors ambushed dozens of Syrian troops and regime forces gunned down civilians during one of the bloodiest days of the 8-month-old uprising, which appeared Tuesday to be spiraling out of President Bashar Assad’s control. Up to 90 people were killed in a gruesome wave of violence Monday, activists said." (11/15/11)

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Yemen: Saleh vows to step down as president

November 15, 2011
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CNN    

"Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh will leave office 'within 90 days' of an agreement with the regional Gulf Cooperation Council, he said in an interview. 'When we agree on the GCC initiative, and when it is signed, and when we agree on structure of a power transfer -- and elections happen, the president will leave,' Saleh said in the interview with France 24 television." (11/15/11)

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Jordan’s King Abdullah calls on Syria’s Assad to resign

November 14, 2011
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Jerusalem Post [Israel]    

"King Abdullah II of Jordan called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to 'step down,' in an interview with the BBC released Monday. ... The Arab League, of which Jordan is a member, suspended Syria on Saturday in response to withdraw troops from cities and end the killings, which the United Nations says have caused 3,500 deaths in recent months." (11/14/11)

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Syria: 21 alleged killed as regime troops crush protest

November 10, 2011
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BBC News [UK]    

"Syrian activists say an eight-year-old girl is among the latest 21 casualties of President Bashar al-Assad's campaign to crush anti-government protests. ... Syrian authorities, who blame armed gangs and Islamist militants for the bloodshed, agreed to an Arab League plan on 2 November to withdraw from restive cities, set political prisoners free and start talks with the opposition. But, since then, the UN says that at least 60 people have been reported killed -- many in Homs." (11/10/11)

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Syria: Regime forces move into Homs district after shelling

November 7, 2011
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Reuters    

"Troops and militiamen loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad moved into a residential district of Homs after six days of tank bombardment that killed scores of people and wounded hundreds in the hotbed of unrest, residents and activists said on Monday. Since a military crackdown on Homs to suppress protests and an emerging insurgency against President Bashar al-Assad intensified last week, least 100 civilians have been killed, mostly from tank fire into the Bab Amro district, they said, amid a growing Arab and Western outcry over rising casualties."

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Syria signs Arab League deal to pull back military

November 2, 2011
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Los Angeles Times    

"Under intense pressure from Arab states, Syria has signed a pact to pull its armed forces from the streets, release political prisoners and engage with opposition groups after seven months of unrest that has ravaged the strategically situated nation and unsettled the entire region. On the surface, the move appears to be a major concession from an increasingly isolated President Bashar Assad, who has been the target of international condemnation and sanctions." (11/02/11)

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Egypt: Generals pardon 334 sentenced in military trials

November 2, 2011
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Dayton Daily News    

"Egypt's ruling generals on Wednesday announced the pardon of 334 Egyptian civilians who were sentenced in military tribunals since the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak in February. In a statement posted on its Facebook page Wednesday, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said the move was to support 'the continued communication with the great Egyptian people and the youth of the revolution.'" (11/02/11)

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Syria: Arab League demands an end to violence against citizens

October 31, 2011
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CNN    

"The Arab League has called on Syria's government to end all violence against its people, remove tanks and military vehicles from the streets of the country and release political prisoners, an official with the Arab organization told CNN Monday. Arab countries made the proposal to Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem on Sunday in a meeting in Doha that the prime minister of Qatar called 'clear and frank,' according to the Qatari national news agency." (10/31/11)

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Syria: Committee sets out to draft new constitution amid clashes

October 30, 2011
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CNN    

"Syrians aiming to write a new constitution for the strife-torn country will meet for the first time on Monday, the state news agency reported Sunday after a weekend of intense violence. President Bashar al-Assad earlier this month announced the formation of a committee to draft a new constitution within four months, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported at the time." (10/30/11)

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Libya: New regime pledges to prosecute Gaddafi’s killers

October 27, 2011
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"Libya’s interim government has vowed to prosecute anyone found responsible for the death of Muammar Gadhafi, in a sharp break with earlier denials that he was executed. The National Transitional Council initially lied about the circumstances of Gadhafi’s death, claiming after inspecting the body that he was shot in the crossfire of gun battles in Sirte. But amateur videos from cell phones of the group of rebel fighters that captured the former dictator have confirmed Gadhafi was caught alive and unharmed." (10/27/11)

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Syria: Arab League holds talks with Assad

October 27, 2011
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Baltimore Sun    

"An Arab League delegation tasked with helping to end violence in Syria met Wednesday with President Bashar Assad, as antigovernment activists said a general strike paralyzed parts of the country and that 17 more people had been killed. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Syrians chanting pro-Assad slogans gathered in central Damascus in a boisterous, nationally televised rally probably timed to coincide with the arrival of the Arab League delegation." (10/27/11)

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Egypt: Policemen sentenced to seven years for killing that helped spark revolution

October 26, 2011
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Washington Post    

"Two policemen convicted of beating a young man to death in a case that inspired Egypt’s uprising were sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday .... Khaled Said is seen as Egypt’s Mohammed Bouazizi -- the fruit seller whose self-immolation sparked the Tunisian revolution that began the chain of Arab Spring uprisings. His death became an immediate rallying point for activists campaigning against widespread police brutality and other human rights abuses under former President Hosni Mubarak." (10/26/11)

 

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Yemen: Cease fire declared in Sanaa, but clashes continue

October 25, 2011
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CNN    

"A cease fire announced Tuesday in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa did not appear to be holding, but a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said it nevertheless constituted a 'good step' towards ending violence in the country. It appeared that clashes were continuing Tuesday despite the cease fire announcement, which was to have taken effect at 3 p.m. between government forces and opposition groups, according to State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland." (10/25/11)

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Yemen: Government forces kill 12 in new protests

October 18, 2011
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Connecticut Post    

"Yemeni government forces opened fire Tuesday on protesters in Sanaa, killing 12 and injuring more than 70, a medical official said, a day after the capital witnessed its worst fighting in weeks. Mohammed al-Qubati, the director of a field hospital at the main protest site in Sanaa dubbed 'Change Square,' said more than 70 protesters were injured in the protests demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh." (10/18/11)

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Yemen: Second day of regime killings

October 16, 2011
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BBC News [UK]    

"Security forces in Yemen have fired on anti-government protesters for a second day, killing four people and wounding several, doctors say. Troops opened fire on tens of thousands of people marching in the capital Sanaa to call for President Ali Abdullah Saleh's resignation, witnesses say. At least 12 people were killed and 80 people wounded in a similar protest on Saturday." (10/16/11)

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Syria: 31 killed in clashes; opposition makes world recognition gains

October 10, 2011
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News Digests Wire    

"According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 31 people were killed around the country in clashes between government and opposition forces on Sunday. While not yet formally recognized as a new regime, the opposition Syrian National Council is sending representatives to Turkey and basking in the applause of EU member states." (10/10/11)

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Syria: Regime warns countries not to recognize opposition

October 9, 2011
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National Public Radio [US state media]    

"Syria's foreign minister warned the international community Sunday not to recognize a new umbrella council formed by the opposition, threatening 'tough measures' against any country that does so. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem did not specify what measures Damascus might take. But he went on to say that countries that do not protect Syrian missions could find their own embassies treated in the same way." (10/09/11)

 

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Bahrain: Retrial ordered for 20 medical personnel

October 6, 2011
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Washington Times    

"Bahrain appeared to buckle under international pressure Wednesday by ordering a retrial for 20 medical personnel sentenced to prison who were accused of backing anti-government protests and attempting to overthrow the ruling system in the Gulf kingdom. The decision also moves the trial of the medical personnel to a civilian court and allows the doctors and nurses to remain free pending the new trial." (10/05/11)

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Syria: Dissidents launch national council

October 2, 2011
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Baton Rouge Advocate    

"Syrian dissidents on Sunday formally established a broad-based national council designed to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime, which they accused of pushing the country to the brink of civil war. Syrians took to the streets in celebration, singing and dancing." (10/02/11)

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UN rights office criticizes Bahrain sentences

October 2, 2011
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Iron Mountain Daily News    

"The U.N. human rights office on Friday questioned the fairness of a Bahrain court that sentenced an anti-government protester to death and gave lengthy prison sentences to medical staff who treated the injured during the country's uprising. Bahrain's military-run National Safety Court reportedly gave defendants and their lawyers little time to prepare, failed to investigate allegations of torture and conducted some trials in just 10 minutes, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said." (10/01/11)

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Yemen: Protesters say tribes, breakaway soldiers are hijacking revolt

September 29, 2011
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MSNBC    

"With remarkable resilience, unarmed protesters demanding reforms from Yemen's autocratic government have thronged the streets for the past seven months and braved a violent crackdown by government forces that killed hundreds. But their uprising has been hijacked by Yemen's two traditional powers -- the tribes and the military -- all but ensuring that even if a new regime emerges from the chaos, it will not look or act much differently from the old one." (09/28/11)

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Yemen: Tribesmen shoot down regime fighter jet

September 28, 2011
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Agence France-Presse    

"Tribesmen fighting Yemeni troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh shot down Wednesday an army fighter jet, as a sea of protesters demanded the under-fire leader's ouster and trial. ... The fighter jet was downed by anti-aircraft guns near Arhab, 40 kilometres (26 miles) north of Sanaa, where armed tribesmen have been locked in combat with the elite Republican Guard, led by Saleh's son Ahmed, witnesses said." (09/28/11)

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Bangladesh: Dawn-to-dusk opposition strike

September 21, 2011
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Biloxi Sun Herald    

"Around 14,000 police officers have been deployed across Bangladesh's capital to prevent violence during a nationwide dawn-to-dusk strike. Thursday's strike was called by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies to protest a recent hike in fuel prices." (09/21/11)

 

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Yemen: Truce shattered as government fires artillery at mourners

September 21, 2011
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Austin American-Statesman    

"Yemeni government forces on Wednesday fired mortars at tens of thousands of mourners during funerals held for protesters killed in clashes, shattering a cease-fire negotiated a day earlier to end the Arab nation's latest bout of deadly violence. That attack, along with another on an opposition base, killed at least 16 people." (09/21/11)

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Yemen: Protesters storm elite military base; 50 die

September 19, 2011
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Bellingham Herald    

"Thousands of protesters backed by military defectors seized a base of the elite Republican Guards on Monday, weakening the control of Yemen's embattled president over this poor, fractured Arab nation. His forces fired on unarmed demonstrators elsewhere in the capital, killing scores, wounding hundreds and sparking international condemnation." (09/19/11)

 

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