French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said her country condemned the killing of protestors in Egypt on Tuesday and called for "more democracy" in the country. Two protestors and an Egyptian officer were killed in clashes in the city of Suez. The pro-democratic April 6 movement called on the public to continue the protests against Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's government. (AFP)
The Palestine Papers are as damning as the Balfour Declaration. The Palestinian "Authority" – one has to put this word in quotation marks – was prepared, and is prepared to give up the "right of return" of perhaps seven million refugees to what is now Israel for a "state" that may be only 10 per cent (at most) of British mandate Palestine.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Calm returned to the streets of Cairo at daybreak on Wednesday after a night and a day of unprecedented demonstrations calling for President Hosni Mubarak to end his 30-year rule. Police fired teargas and water cannon in the early hours of Wednesday to disperse protesters who had occupied the capital's central Tahrir square into the night. By dawn, streets had returned to normal, with traffic flowing across the city.
CAIRO - In the largest protest in Egypt in years, thousands of anti-government demonstrators called Tuesday for the end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule, a cry inspired by the fall of an Arab dictator in Tunisia.
Juba and Bentiu, Sudan—Southern Sudan’s Interim Constitution, which came into effect in 2005, stipulates a 25 percent quota for women’s participation across all levels of regional and national government. Six years later, in the wake of a referendum that will give the south full independence, women hold 19 percent of the positions in the south’s legislative assembly. And those favoring a new southern nation say women will see this number go up under independence.
Hezbollah’s takeover in Beirut comes as unrest is sweeping Tunisia and Egypt, and though it’s installed a Harvard-educated Sunni prime minister, it’s a U.S.-designated terrorist organization that’s not averse to war. Christopher Dickey reports.
WASHINGTON (AFP)--The United States urged Egyptian authorities Tuesday to handle antigovernment protests peacefully as three people died during rare nationwide rallies. "We are monitoring the situation in Egypt closely. The United States supports the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement.
Why Washington is concerned about Arab protests and the potential 'Egypt effect.' Some images from Tuesday show Egyptian police beating unarmed protesters and throwing rocks at them (sadly, an increasingly common tactic). But a photo of a man and a woman standing in Mahalla, posted on the citizen journalists' Web site Rassd News Network, instantly conveys why Egyptians have taken to the streets.
Vancouver Sun is your online source of news on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and around the world. Find local stories happening around British Columbia. Read world headline news. Watch local news stories in multimedia.,Tens of thousands of Egyptians rioted in the centre of Cairo on Tuesday in protests they hoped would blossom into a revolution germinated by the ouster of Tunisia's dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali earlier this month.
Commenting on Tuesday's protests against the ruing Egyptian regime, a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said "the demonstrations taking place in Egypt at the moment are not a new phenomenon," in an interview with CNN on Tuesday night.
Inspired by Tunisia, Egyptians began their protests online and then added hard tactics on the ground in their effort to bring down a crushingly effective police state. Mike Giglio on why President Hosni Mubarak should be worried.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently took a four-day tour of the Middle East, at each stop telling various allies and enemies, in classic American fashion, what they must do. And yet as she spoke, events in Lebanon, Iraq, Algeria, and even Egypt seemed to spin ever more out of American control. Meanwhile, the regime in Tunisia, one of the autocratic and repressive states Washington has been supporting for years even as it prattles on about “democracy” and “human rights,” began to crumble.
Israel is watching with concern the street demonstrations that erupted this week in neighboring Egypt and Lebanon. The fear is that an Iranian proxy-state could emerge in Lebanon and that in Egypt the autocratic rule of aging President Hosni Mubarak could be overthrown. Although both demonstrations erupted on Tuesday and had similar names — in Lebanon it was called a “Day of Rage” and in Egypt a “Day of Revolt — they had different purposes. In Egypt they protested Mubarak’s iron rule; in Lebanon, they protested Hezbollah’s seizing of power. The demonstrations followed ones earlier this month that toppled Tunisian strongman President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
KHARAZ CAMP, 25 January 2011 (IRIN) - Every year tens of thousands of Somalis risk their lives crossing the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen in their search for safety and a better life. Many die atrocious deaths - beaten, thrown overboard, eaten by sharks, drowned or asphyxiated in the hold of crowded smuggler boats.
Gibbs sends out statement on protests saying, "The Egyptian government has an important opportunity to be responsive to the aspirations of the Egyptian people, and pursue political, economic and social reforms.
Ian Black, who has been covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for the British media corporation for over two decades, shares in an exclusive interview. "I think that from the moment we saw the documents, we thought that they provide a very important insight on the Israel-Palestinian peace process. I think Mahmoud Abbas was in a difficult position long before the documents saw the light of day, as anyone who follows the story closely knows."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expressed confidence in Egypt's government on Tuesday and urged calm amid the largest public protests in years. It was an awkward endorsement of an authoritarian regime that is a key Arab ally for Washington.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse Egyptian protesters in Cairo in the early hours of Wednesday after a long day of unprecedented protests calling for President Hosni Mubarak to end his 30 year rule.
We are monitoring the situation in Egypt closely. The United States supports the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people. All parties should exercise restraint, and we call on the Egyptian authorities to handle these protests peacefully.
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