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Keeping eye on democracy movements and ongoing democratization efforts throughout the world
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Regime's excesses on display inside Tunisian mansion

Regime's excesses on display inside Tunisian mansion | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
HAMMAMET, TUNISIA - They arrive every day at this white mansion overlooking the Mediterranean, parents with their children, old men with canes, young men in leather jackets, among the many Tunisians on a pilgrimage to vent their anger at a corrupt government.
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Al Jazeera undeterred by Egypt curb

Al Jazeera undeterred by Egypt curb | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Will continue its comprehensive coverage of landmark events there, says network chief.
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Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi returns to Tunisia. What's his next move?

Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi returns to Tunisia. What's his next move? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Moderate Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi returned to Tunisia from exile Sunday, insisting that he's a democratic Islamist leader and that he will not run for office.
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ElBaradei urges U.S. to abandon Mubarak

ElBaradei urges U.S. to abandon Mubarak | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei put pressure on the United States on Sunday to support calls for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, saying life support to the dictator. In a series of interviews with U.S. television networks from Cairo, ElBaradei also said he had a mandate to negotiate a national unity government and would soon reach out to the army, at the heart of power in Egypt for more than a half century.
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Sound of Sunday: Best quotes

Sound of Sunday: Best quotes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
From the political unrest in Egypt to why House Majority Leader John Boehner cries, here are some of the best sound bites from the Sunday morning talk shows:
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Two Crises: Tunisia and Egypt

Two Crises: Tunisia and Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
How the two cases differ and why the United States should treat one differently from the other
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AP Interview: Islamist leader returns to Tunisia

AP Interview: Islamist leader returns to Tunisia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The leader of a long-outlawed Tunisian Islamist party says critics should not compare him to the father of Iran's Islamic Revolution and should accept that his views are more moderate. Rachid Ghanouchi says "some Western media portray me like (Ayatollah Ruhollah) Khomeini, but that's not me."
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US pressures Egypt's Mubarak, but won't yet call for his ouster

US pressures Egypt's Mubarak, but won't yet call for his ouster | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On Egypt, the Obama administration faces its most challenging foreign policy test. But in blitzing the Sunday news programs, Secretary of State Clinton hedges on the future of Hosni Mubarak.
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Elbaradei: No going back in Egypt

Elbaradei: No going back in Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency addresses defiant Cairo crowd.
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Hague: Egypt travel advice 'under constant review'

Hague: Egypt travel advice 'under constant review' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that travel advice is being kept under "careful and constant review" as anti-government unrest continues in Egypt.
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Obama's "Shah Problem"

Obama's "Shah Problem" | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama has a "Shah problem" in Egypt. Recent events in Egypt recall the street protests of 1978 in Tehran when President Jimmy Carter had to decide whether to remain loyal to the Pahlavi regime, a long-standing American-backed dictatorship—or whether the time had come to abandon the Shah and support a popular uprising demanding human rights and democracy. Carter tried to have it both ways, modulating his support for the Shah, calling for political liberalization, and warning the Shah against the use of state violence against unarmed protesters. Obama seems to be following the same script, and the results may well turn out to be equally fraught with unintended consequences.
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Egypt's Crisis: Tehran Sees Potential Benefit But Nervously

Egypt's Crisis: Tehran Sees Potential Benefit But Nervously | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Anxious that its citizens may take the wrong lessons, Iran and its spin machine are casting the troubles in Cairo as an Islamist surge.
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Israel Says Peace Treaty With Egypt Must Be Preserved

Israel Says Peace Treaty With Egypt Must Be Preserved | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Speaking at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said that at this time, Israel 'must show maximum responsibility and restraint.'
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Three lessons Arab leaders can't ignore

Three lessons Arab leaders can't ignore | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Marwan Muasher: It's easy to apoint at high prices and unemployment for the protests in Tunisia and Egypt. But at their heart is the quality of governance
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Defiance in Cairo's Tahrir square

Large mass of demonstrators gather in Cairo day after violent clashes with security forces left more than 100 dead.
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Can Mubarak cling to power in Egypt?

Can Mubarak cling to power in Egypt? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Anti-government protests have continued for a sixth day in Egypt, as international concern grows over the situation in the country,
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Egypt's Al Jazeera bans shows channel's key role

Egypt's Al Jazeera bans shows channel's key role | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
By Andrew Hammond CAIRO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Egypt's decision on Sunday toclose the offices of Al Jazeera illustrates the leading role theArabic broadcaster has taken in reporting unprecedented popularrevolts
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Israel Nervously Gauges a Conflicted Partner

Israel Nervously Gauges a Conflicted Partner | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
JERUSALEM — The street revolt in Egypt has thrown the Israeli government and military into turmoil, with top officials closeted in round-the-clock strategy sessions aimed at rethinking their most significant regional relationship.
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Protesters Call for Ouster of Sudanese President

Protesters Call for Ouster of Sudanese President | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Student protesters in Khartoum clashed with police on Sunday and called for the ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, in a movement organizers said was inspired by the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
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ElBaradei to Cairo crowd: Egypt demands the dawning of a new era

ElBaradei to Cairo crowd: Egypt demands the dawning of a new era | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Addressing protesters at a central Cairo square, Egyptian opposition leader says he 'bows down' before the people of Egypt, adding that 'change' was just days away.
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Civilians watch over neighborhoods in Egypt chaos

Civilians watch over neighborhoods in Egypt chaos | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
When Egypt's police melted from the streets of Cairo this weekend, the people stepped in.
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Live blogging the Egypt uprising: Jan. 30

Live blogging the Egypt uprising: Jan. 30 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Events in Egypt are moving so fast, there's so much information, speculation, and disinformation flying around that I'm going to take another shot at live blogging. The key takeaway from today (Jan. 30) so far is that the military continues to tolerate protests, and protesters have not in any way been mollified by Hosni Mubarak's shuffling of his cabinet and appointment of his first ever vice president, Omar Suleiman.
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VIDEO: Clinton Discusses Egypt on the Sunday Shows

VIDEO: Clinton Discusses Egypt on the Sunday Shows | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Watch Clinton's appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press" and CNN's "State of the Union"
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Hillary Clinton's Advice for Hosni Mubarak

Hillary Clinton's Advice for Hosni Mubarak | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Clinton calls for a "transition to greater democracy" in Egypt, offers specific recommendations for embattled President Hosni Mubarak
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Clinton: U.S. wants to see orderly transition into Egypt democracy

Clinton: U.S. wants to see orderly transition into Egypt democracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Secretary of State says Washington not interested in a takeover of Egyptian power that would lead to oppression and the end of the aspirations of the Egyptian people.
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