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Train fire as Kazakh unrest grows

Train fire as Kazakh unrest grows | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
One person is shot dead and 11 injured in clashes with police in western Kazakhstan after protesters try to block a railway line, prosecutors say.
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Inside Syrian regime, hard-liners gain upper hand

Inside Syrian regime, hard-liners gain upper hand | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As both the Syrian regime and the opposition harden their positions, a nationwide strike aimed at bringing down President Assad through peaceful means looks unlikely to succeed.
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Major battle in Syria; shops shut by strike

Major battle in Syria; shops shut by strike | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
AMMAN (Reuters) - AMMAN, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Syrian troops and army defectors have fought one of the biggest battles in Syria's nine-month uprising while a protest strike shut businesses in a new gesture...
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Homs, northwest Syria strike to protest crackdown

AMMAN (Reuters) - People in the city of Homs and nearby areas of northwest Syria staged a general strike on Wednesday over President Bashar al-Assad's intensifying military crackdown on protesters, and...
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Moroccan teachers to strike after violent protests

RABAT (Reuters) - Teachers in Morocco will stage a two-day nationwide strike starting on Tuesday after two recent demonstrations for better benefits ended in violence, union officials said on Monday
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Riot in Morocco's phosphates city over jobs

Riot in Morocco's phosphates city over jobs | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
RABAT (Reuters) - Jobless protesters rioted at the offices of state-run phosphate monopoly OCP in the central city of Khouribga, injuring about 10 members of Morocco's security forces, the official MAP
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Kazakh town in 'state of emergency'

Kazakh town in 'state of emergency' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A state of emergency has been declared in the western Kazakh town of Zhanaozen a day after clashes between strikers and police left at least 11 dead.
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Syrian Revolution Digest: The Dignity Strikes!

Syria today witnessed different kinds of strikes, and strike-backs. Still the underlying story is the same throughout: the protesters want to achieve their freedom, by any means necessary.

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Syria's Deraa strike ends, activists emboldened

AMMAN (Reuters) - When neighbors warned him that security forces were breaking into shops to forcibly end a week-long general strike in the Syrian city of Deraa, Ahmad Bajbouj rushed to reopen his furniture...
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Moroccans march for freedom, and against the royal grip on country's economy

Moroccans march for freedom, and against the royal grip on country's economy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Moroccans are angry that an investment fund run by King Mohammed VI and his advisers dominates the economy, with stakes in banking, insurance, steel, building materials, dairy produce, sugar and cooking-oil companies.
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Oman security staff block airport in pay protest

Oman security staff block airport in pay protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Private security guards in Oman blocked the main airport in the Gulf Arab state on Wednesday in a demonstration to demand higher pay, witnesses said.
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