Posts Tagged ‘ revolution ’

Yemen: Regime forces open fire on protesters, 26 killed

September 18, 2011
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Houston Chronicle    

"Yemeni government forces opened fire with anti-aircraft guns and automatic weapons on tens of thousands of anti-government protesters in the capital demanding ouster of their longtime ruler, killing at least 26 and wounding dozens, medical officials and witnesses said. After nightfall, Sanaa sank into complete darkness after a sudden power outage, as protesters took control of a vital bridge, halting traffic and setting up tents." (09/18/11)

 

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Syria: Opposition figures banned from travel

August 29, 2011
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Fort Dodge Messenger News    

"Syrian authorities pursuing a crackdown against President Bashar Assad's critics banned three prominent opposition figures from leaving the country Sunday, and security forces killed two people and arrested several others in northern Syria, activists said. Michel Kilo, Loay Hussein and Fayez Sara were on their way to neighboring Lebanon to take part in a televised panel discussion when they were told by Syrian immigration authorities at the border that they were prohibited from leaving out of concern for their safety in Lebanon." (08/29/11)

 

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Syria: Troops detain dozens, three killed in north

August 17, 2011
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Boston Herald    

"Syrian troops detained scores of people in Damascus and the coastal city of Latakia in overnight raids as President Bashar Assad’s regime tried to forcefully end a five-month uprising, activists said Wednesday. Assad dramatically escalated his crackdown on the five-month-old uprising since the start of the holy month of Ramadan in August, killing hundreds and detaining thousands." (08/17/11)

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Yemen: Opposition forms a national council

August 17, 2011
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USA Today    

"Yemeni opposition groups and protest leaders have formed a national council to step up pressure on Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh to relinquish power. Mass protests calling on Saleh to step down have been roiling Yemen for months. In June, Saleh was badly wounded in an attack on his palace compund." (08/17/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3hts4qz  

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UN: Palestinian Arabs flee refugee camp in Syria

August 15, 2011
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Casper Star-Tribune    

"More than 5,000 Palestinian refugees have fled a camp in the besieged Syrian city of Latakia after President Bashar Assad's forces shelled the city during a broad military assault to root out dissent, the U.N. said Monday. UNRWA, the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees, said the Palestinians fled after Latakia came under fire from gunboats cruising off the coast and ground troops attacking the city over the weekend." (08/15/11)

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Egypt: Judge halts live TV coverage of Mubarak trial

August 15, 2011
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BBC News [UK]    

"The judge at the trial of the former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, has adjourned it for three weeks and said hearings will no longer be televised. The trial will now be merged with that of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, who is also accused of ordering the killing of protesters. Mr Mubarak once again appeared in court on a hospital bed, alongside his two sons, who are charged with corruption. At least 20 people were injured in clashes between rival groups outside." (08/15/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14524363  

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Syria: Protestors call for death of Assad; 14 killed

August 14, 2011
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Aiken Standard    

"Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters shouted for President Bashar Assad's death Friday in a dramatic escalation of their rage and frustration, defying bullets and rooftop snipers after more than a week of intensified military assaults on rebellious cities, activists and witnesses said. Security forces killed at least 14 protesters, according to human rights groups." (08/13/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3hywhjk  

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Syria: Tanks leave Hama’s center, but violence erupts in other cities

August 10, 2011
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CNN    

"Syria's tanks withdrew Wednesday from the center of the western city of Hama and were positioned on the city's periphery, more than a week after security forces besieged the center of anti-government sentiment, an activist said. Syrian army units left central Hama 'after restoring the security and stability to the city that have been through tough times due to the acts of killings, terrorizing and sabotage that were done by the armed terrorists groups,' the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said Wednesday." (08/10/11)

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US, Saudi pressure may keep Yemen leader abroad

August 10, 2011
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USA Today    

"The U.S. and Saudi Arabia pressured Yemen's president to stay in Saudi Arabia after he was released from a lengthy hospital stay to treat wounds suffered in an assassination attempt, according to Yemeni officials. The officials, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject, said Monday the U.S. and Saudi warned Ali Abdullah Saleh that his return to Yemen would likely spark a civil war." (08/09/11)

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Syria: Defense minister replaced

August 9, 2011
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Fort Dodge Messenger News    

"Syrian President Bashar Assad replaced his defense minister Monday with the army chief of staff in the midst of a brutal military crackdown on a 5-month-old uprising, the state-run news agency said. Gen. Ali Habib, the country's defense minister since 2009, was removed from his post because of health problems, the SANA report said, but some analysts said the general was unhappy with the crackdown." (08/09/11)

 

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Jumping the gun on Egypt

August 8, 2011
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Strike the Root
by Michael Kleen  

"For the 79 million people living in Egypt, the protest movement that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak in early February was an earth-shattering event, and the enthusiasm of the crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square was echoed by many here in the United States. Now that the dust has settled on the 'Egyptian Revolution of 2011,' however, enthusiasm has been tempered by questions about whether the status quo was really overthrown." (08/08/11)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/jumping-gun-on-egypt  

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Bahrain: Regime releases former lawmakers from jail

August 7, 2011
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Northwest Indiana Times    

"Bahrain released two former lawmakers from the Shiite opposition Sunday along with several other detainees who were arrested in the wake of widespread anti-government protests. Their release appears to be aimed at diffusing tensions in the small island-country, which hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, Washington's main counterweight against Iran's influence in the oil-rich Gulf." (08/07/11)

 

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Yemen: Saleh leaves Saudi hospital

August 7, 2011
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Lincoln Journal Star    

"Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left a hospital in Saudi Arabia more than two months after being severely wounded in an attack on his palace compound in Sanaa, Yemen's state news agency said Sunday. A Yemeni government official said that Saleh, who checked out of a hospital in the Saudi capital Saturday, has officially asked Saudi authorities to return to Yemen along with a medical team." (08/07/11)

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Syria: Troops intensify crackdown; activists say 59 dead

August 7, 2011
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution    

"Syrian troops fired on mourners at a funeral and raided an eastern city Sunday, killing at least 59 people in an intensifying government crackdown on protesters. Outrage was intensifying as well: Syria's Arab neighbors forcefully joined the international chorus of condemnation against President Bashar Assad's regime for the first time." (08/07/11)

 

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China: Regime vows security crackdown in restive Xinjiang

August 4, 2011
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El Paso Times    

"China is ordering a new security clampdown in the restive western region of Xinjiang following recent deadly attacks blamed on fundamentalist Muslim militants. Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu is vowing to show no mercy to those who commit acts of terrorism or who seek to overthrow Chinese rule over Xinjiang. He told officials at an anti-terrorism conference on Thursday to mobilize all available resources and manpower to create a high-pressure environment under which to battle and contain terrorism." (08/04/11)

 

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Syria: Random killings in besieged city

August 4, 2011
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Billings Gazette    

"The flashpoint Syrian city of Hama endured a fifth day under military siege Thursday, with a resident saying people were being 'slaughtered like sheep' in the streets and families were burying their dead in home gardens or roadsides rather than risk a trip to a cemetery. Food supplies grew short and residents shared bread, while phones, electricity and Internet were cut off or severely hampered." (08/04/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3lepsdd  

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UN: Security Council issues statement condemning violence in Syria

August 3, 2011
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CNN    

"The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday issued a statement condemning the Syrian government's crackdown on protesters and calling for an immediate end to violence by all parties. 'The Security Council condemns the widespread violations of human rights and the use of force against civilians by the Syrian authorities,' the eight-paragraph statement says." (08/03/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3tbr3jp  

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Mubarak’s on trial, but revolution is toast

August 3, 2011
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The Nation
by Robert Dreyfuss  

"All of Egypt is stunned by the image of Mubarak and his cronies, clothed in white prison garb, in a steel cage in a Cairo courtroom. But the revolution’s over. ... the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is in charge, and while they’re responsive now and then to public opinion, they’re doing whatever they want to." [editor's note: Like almost every "revolution" it's time to "meet the new boss ..." - SAT] (08/03/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3zcana9  

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Egypt: Mubarak attends trial in hospital bed

August 3, 2011
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Business Week    

"Egypt’s ex-President Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into court in a hospital bed on the first day of his trial for conspiring to kill some of the protesters who drove him from office in February. The former ruler appeared in a caged enclosure in the Cairo court alongside his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adli, and pleaded not guilty. The defendants wore prison suits." (08/03/11)

http://buswk.co/r4uy8S  

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Syria: Regime forces murder at least 150

July 31, 2011
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Bloomberg    

"At least 150 people were killed in Syria yesterday, al Jazeera reported, as soldiers sought to reassert control over a restive nation ... The army took action the day before the start of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and prayer. Tanks shelled Hama, Syria’s fourth-largest city, where at least 113 people were killed, the Qatari-based television network said, citing the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria." (07/31/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3er7h5s  

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Egypt’s military problem

July 18, 2011
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Future of Freedom Foundation Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger  

"The Egyptian people are getting a harsh lesson in militarism and tyranny. After successfully ousting Egypt’s dictator, Hosni Mubarak, from power, through the power of protest and demonstration, dissenters are discovering that the problem involves much more than 'getting better people in public office.' Instead, the problem is a systemic one, in this case one involving a large permanent military establishment, similar in some respects to that which exists here in the United States." (07/18/11)

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-07-18.asp  

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Yemen: Protesters announce shadow government

July 17, 2011
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Guardian [UK]
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"Senior protest figures in Yemen on Saturday announced the formation of a shadow government they say will prepare to run the country should the embattled regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh collapse. ... Protest leader Tawakul Karman announced the formation of a transitional presidential council to reporters in Sanaa on Saturday . The 17-member body includes a number of former ministers, one former prime minister, business people and civil society leaders." (07/16/11)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/9747363  

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Syria: Regime forces descend on restive border town

July 17, 2011
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CTV [Canada]    

"Syrian troops flown in on helicopters descended on an eastern town near the Iraqi border Sunday where scores of soldiers defected to join the four-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad, witnesses and activists said. Assad has unleashed military and security forces on restive towns across the country to crush the unrest, but the uprising has been building steadily. Friday saw the largest protests yet with hundreds of thousands turning out nationwide to challenge the president's rule. About 30 people were killed on Friday and Saturday authorities rounded up more than 500." (07/17/11)

http://tinyurl.com/3ttuf4r  

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Syria: Protesters attack US, French embassies

July 11, 2011
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ABC News    

"Hundreds of Syrian government supporters attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus Monday, smashing windows and spray-painting walls with obscenities and graffiti that called the American ambassador a 'dog.' Guards at the French Embassy fired in the air to ward off another group of protesters." (07/11/11)

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=14043171  

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Yemen: One dead, 150 hurt after president’s backers attack protesters

July 11, 2011
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CNN    

"Supporters of Yemen's embattled president converged overnight Monday on a central square in Hodeidah and killed an anti-government protester and injured more than 150 others, according to witnesses and a medical team member. The fighting around the western Yemeni city's Change Square was the bloodiest since May, and comes as tensions remain high between those who support President Ali Abdullah Saleh and those who have been demanding his ouster for months." (07/11/11)

http://tinyurl.com/6ex5e2x  

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