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Egypt Cracks Down As Antigovernment Protests Continue

Egypt Cracks Down As Antigovernment Protests Continue | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Violence erupted in Egypt overnight as police cracked down on antigovernment protesters inspired by Tunisia's recent revolt and organized using social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
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Tunisia seeks arrest of ex-leader - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Tunisia seeks arrest of ex-leader - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ousted President Ben Ali is wanted to stand trial for theft and currency offences, says the nation's justice minister.
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BBC News - Somalia: Counting the cost of anarchy

BBC News - Somalia: Counting the cost of anarchy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
What impact has 20 years of war and instability had on Somalia and its people?
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UPDATE 1-U.S. says Tunisia's govt must do more on democracy

UPDATE 1-U.S. says Tunisia's govt must do more on democracy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
* Tunisia, other states must encourage freedom of speech * U.S. says will assist in recovery of Tunisian assets * U.S.'s Feltman met with activitsts, opposition politicians
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How Tunisia's revolution began

How Tunisia's revolution began | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
From day one, the people of Sidi Bouzid broke through the media blackout to spread word of their uprising.
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Lebanon calm after 'day of rage' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Lebanon calm after 'day of rage' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Roads opened and barriers removed in Beirut while the PM-designate attempts to form a new government.
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Egypt protesters filter back to the streets despite government warning

Egypt protesters filter back to the streets despite government warning | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Four people were killed on Tuesday in clashes that erupted calling for Mubarak to step down, demonstrations inspired by unrest in Tunisia.
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Tunisia issues arrest warrant for ousted leader - CNN.com

Tunisia issues arrest warrant for ousted leader - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The restive North African nation of Tunisia has issued an international arrest warrant for its ousted president, Tunisian media reported.
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BBC News - Tunisia protests: Clashes near government compound

BBC News - Tunisia protests: Clashes near government compound | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia police clash with protesters, who have been camping out near the government compound demanding politicians with links to the old regime step down.
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Anonymous Asks For DDoS Attack On Key Egyptian Sites - International Business Times

Anonymous Asks For DDoS Attack On Key Egyptian Sites - International Business Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The group called Anonymous has set up a Facebook page and is asking people to take part in distributed denial of service attacks on Egyptian government web sites. The group's Facebook page, called "Operation Egypt" carries messages about the Egyptian protests, and also a picture of a recruiting poster with an IRC channel as well as a "care package" to download. The rest of the page has news and updates from Egyptian and foreign sources.
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A crackdown in Egypt, and Tunisia too

A crackdown in Egypt, and Tunisia too | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In the early morning today, truncheon-wielding police and plain-clothes thugs waded into the crowd of thousands in Tahrir Square in Cairo behind an enormous volley of tear gas and violently dispersed them.
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BBC News - Egypt protests: Demonstrators 'face prosecution'

BBC News - Egypt protests: Demonstrators 'face prosecution' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's interior ministry warns against protest and threatens marchers with arrest and prosecution, as a fourth person dies following a "day of revolt".
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Protests in Egypt - live updates

Protests in Egypt - live updates | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Renewed protests expected in Egypt today after the biggest anti-government demonstrations in a generation swept across the county
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Egypt protests: 'People are being hauled out by police and beaten' - audio

Egypt protests: 'People are being hauled out by police and beaten' - audio | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Jack Shenker, the Guardian's reporter in Cairo, was beaten by police alongside protesters last night. He recorded the experience as they were driven in the dark through the city
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Egypt protesters want freedom, but can they organize to get it? - CSMonitor.com

Egypt protesters want freedom, but can they organize to get it? - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's protests have managed to energize a broad swath of Egyptians, but it's unclear if protesters can harness that energy for political change. Security was tight in Cairo Wednesday.
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Egypt protests: 'We ran a gauntlet of officers beating us with sticks'

Egypt protests: 'We ran a gauntlet of officers beating us with sticks' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Jack Shenker, the Guardian's reporter in Cairo, was beaten and arrested alongside protesters in the capital last night. He made this remarkable recording while locked in the back of a security forces
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Algeria steps up grain imports, eyes Tunisia virus| Reuters

Algeria steps up grain imports, eyes Tunisia virus| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has ordered an urgent acceleration of wheat imports, aiming to snuff out unrest over food prices which helped oust Tunisia's leader and sent protestors onto the streets of its
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Uneasy calm prevails in Egypt - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Uneasy calm prevails in Egypt - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
More anti-Mubarak protests planned after clashes across the nation leave four people, including a police officer, dead.
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Tunisia protests turn violent - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Tunisia protests turn violent - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Police clash with demonstrators who want interim-government reshuffle to exclude all members of former government.
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The Palestine Papers: Ahmed Qurei Responds to Leaks - TIME

The Palestine Papers: Ahmed Qurei Responds to Leaks - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The al-Jazeera leaks that are flustering the Palestinian leadership are welcomed by a public resentful after years in the dark
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Will Egypt follow Tunisia's lead? - CNN.com

Will Egypt follow Tunisia's lead? - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Thousands of people who filled the streets of Cairo on Tuesday hope their demonstrations against corruption and failing economic policies will cause upheaval in the government, like the similar protests in Tunisia that inspired them.
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BBC News - Twitter and web video site face clampdown in Egypt

BBC News - Twitter and web video site face clampdown in Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt appears to have clamped down on web services, such as Twitter, that have been used to help organise anti-government protests Cairo.
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BBC News - Ben Ali: Tunisia issues arrest warrant for ex-leader

BBC News - Ben Ali: Tunisia issues arrest warrant for ex-leader | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia issues an international arrest warrant for ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family.
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Police crack down on second day of protests in Cairo -

Police crack down on second day of protests in Cairo - | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
housands of riot police are out in force today in Cairo to back up government warnings that it will not tolerate a second day of demonstrations called by protesters. At least four people have died in clashes since Tuesday morning, including one police officer, the Associated Press reports.
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DAVOS-Saudi prince says tough to predict Mubarak future

DAVOS-Saudi prince says tough to predict Mubarak future | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
DAVOS, Switzerland Jan 26 (Reuters) - The future of the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak hinges on the ability of the country leaders to understand the reasons behind unprecedented protests, a Saudi royal family member said on Wednesday. "In Egypt, I really can't say where this is going to go," Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to Britain and the United States, told Reuters Insider television.
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