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Egyptian Embassy Categorically Denies Rumor That Mubarak's Family Has Fled

Egyptian Embassy Categorically Denies Rumor That Mubarak's Family Has Fled | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A spokesman from the US embassy categorically denies that the family of Mubarak has fled.
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Egypt Revolt post Tunisia: Is a Dam breaking? What happens next?

Egypt Revolt post Tunisia: Is a Dam breaking? What happens next? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets across Egypt, facing down a massive police presence to demand: 1. Jobs; 2. Cheaper food; and 3. Ouster of President Mubarak, who has ruled Egypt for 30 years since Sadat's assassination in 1981.
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Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia Scramble U.S. Policies - NYTimes.com

Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia Scramble U.S. Policies - NYTimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon, the administration is grappling with volatile forces that have already realigned the region's political landscape.
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Photographer Attacked by Police in Tunisia: Moises Saman Is Mildly Injured

Photographer Attacked by Police in Tunisia: Moises Saman Is Mildly Injured | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Moises Saman, a Magnum photographer on assignment for The Times, was mildly injured in Tunis when police officers attacked him.
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Twitter confirms it is blocked in Egypt| Reuters

Twitter confirms it is blocked in Egypt| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter confirmed on Tuesday the Internet messaging and communications site had been blocked in Egypt, where thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest President
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Ali Beach: It started peacefully but ended in running battles

Ali Beach: It started peacefully but ended in running battles | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
It all started peacefully. From 2pm and various points across Cairo, straggling lines of marchers up to a kilometre long snaked their way through the bustling city to the centre. Onlookers clapped from balconies while passengers leaned out of car windows to take photos.
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Tunisia revolution: Key diplomat says U.S. endorses Tunisia revolt - latimes.com

Tunisia revolution: Key diplomat says U.S. endorses Tunisia revolt - latimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The top U.S. diplomat for the Arab world gave Washington's firm endorsement of the uprising that ousted Tunisia's President Zine el Abidine ben Ali, even as a crisis over the North African country's transitional government continued to simmer.
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Three dead in Egypt protests - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Three dead in Egypt protests - Middle East - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Police disperse crowd of thousands in Cairo at night, while two protesters and a police officer have died.
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BBC News - Egypt protests: Eyewitness accounts

BBC News - Egypt protests: Eyewitness accounts | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Witnesses describe the atmosphere during a day of anti-government protests in Egypt. Thousands of people took part in rare anti-government protests in Egypt after an internet campaign inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.
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More Sudans, More Problems? - By Maggie Fick | Foreign Policy

More Sudans, More Problems? - By Maggie Fick | Foreign Policy | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
JUBA, Sudan—The polls are closed and the ballots have been cast. By mid-February, the world will learn whether Southern Sudanese voters voted to create a new, independent state -- as initial results suggest that they overwhelmingly did. But as rapturous as independence will be for the south, there's good reason to fear that secession will leave the governments of both Sudans reeling.
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Could the 'Palestine Papers' spark a Tunisia-style uprising? - The Week

Could the 'Palestine Papers' spark a Tunisia-style uprising? - The Week | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Al Jazeera's trove of leaked documents has provoked violence on the streets of Gaza and Ramallah. Can the Palestinian Authority survive?
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AFP: Kadhafi backs Tunisia revolt, slams foreign interference

AFP: Kadhafi backs Tunisia revolt, slams foreign interference | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS — Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi voiced support for Tunisia's revolution Tuesday but denounced foreign interference in an interview with Tunisian television, after earlier heaping praise on the ousted president.
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Egypt's Mubarak faces unprecedented protests| Reuters

Egypt's Mubarak faces unprecedented protests| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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
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Obama says US supports Tunisians' drive for democracy and supports push for freedom everywhere

Obama says US supports Tunisians' drive for democracy and supports push for freedom everywhere | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. stands with the people of Tunisia and all people striving for democracy, on a day of nationwide demonstrations in Egypt against the authoritarian rule of President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally. Obama said that in the North African nation of Tunisia, the will of the people proved more powerful than the rule of a dictator.
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Egypt's protests, told by #Jan25

Egypt's protests, told by #Jan25 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Cairo's streets erupted in protest today and Twitter and other social media sites made it clear that today was a big day for Egypt's opposition.
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Egypt's unstable regime

Egypt's unstable regime | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TENS OF thousands of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo and other cities Tuesday in an unprecedented outburst of protest against the regime of Hosni Mubarak. Inspired by Tunisia's popular uprising , they demanded political concessions that Mr. Mubarak's rotting government should have made long...
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Middle East unrest spills on to streets of Egypt

Middle East unrest spills on to streets of Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Egypt's cities yesterday, calling for an end to Hosni Mubarak's 29-year presidency in demonstrations which erupted into violent clashes. The protests were inspired by the recent revolt in Tunisia.
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An Egyptian unknown unknown, revealed - Blog - The Arabist

An Egyptian unknown unknown, revealed - Blog - The Arabist | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The most significant thing about today's protests across Egypt is that their scale was totally unexpected. Yes, there has been a wave of protests since late 2004. But none have been nationwide to this extent, and none have been as big. We still do not have a clear picture of what transpired in much of the country, and media focus tended to be on the main protest in Cairo's Midan Tahrir. But that is enough to know that these may be the biggest protest movement since at least the 1977 bread riots and perhaps even the biggest since the 1950s.
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Tunisia and the Arab Street - WSJ.com

Tunisia and the Arab Street - WSJ.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal: As protests spread to Egypt, democrats need American support. Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution began last month with the lonely demonstration of a frustrated vendor immolating himself on the street. Could Tunisia's demonstration now spread elsewhere in an Arab world dominated by autocrats?
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In Pictures: 'Day of Anger' - Al Jazeera English

In Pictures: 'Day of Anger' - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On 25 January 2011 Egyptian demonstrators, inspired by the Tunisian revolution, gathered for anti-government protests.
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Why Tunisia and Not Iran | PBS

Why Tunisia and Not Iran | PBS | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In Tunisia, a small, homogeneous state on the southern Mediterranean, a popular uprising forced the overthrow of a long-ruling dictator in early 2011. Ruthless repression of mass protests failed. In just one month, Tunisians ousted an entrenched authoritarian regime.
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Gamal Mubarak reportedly flees Egypt

Gamal Mubarak reportedly flees Egypt | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The son of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal Mubarak, has reportedly fled Egypt for the UK with his family. Unconfirmed reports out of Cairo say the younger Mubarak boarded a private jet bound for London with his family and nearly one hundred pieces of luggage.
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Egypt: Protests inspired by Tunisia and fanned by social media break out all over - Boing Boing

Egypt: Protests inspired by Tunisia and fanned by social media break out all over - Boing Boing | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In Egypt, thousands of protesters are gathering at demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria, and many other cities, calling for an end to the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak.
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BBC News - Newsnight - Tunisia political turmoil inspires Jordan protesters

BBC News - Newsnight - Tunisia political turmoil inspires Jordan protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tim Whewell reports on the shock waves that the popular uprising which overthrew the Tunisian president has sent across Jordan and how unrest is growing there too.
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