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Tunisia: Ali Baba gone, but what about the 40 thieves? | The Economist

Tunisia: Ali Baba gone, but what about the 40 thieves? | The Economist | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
“TUNISIA now lives in fear,” Libya’s ruler, Muammar Qaddafi, told his people. “Families could be raided and slaughtered in their bedrooms and the citizens in the street killed as if it was the Bolshevik or the American revolution.”
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Video That Triggered Tunisia's Uprising - NYTimes.com

Video That Triggered Tunisia's Uprising - NYTimes.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Video of protests in the impoverished Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, recorded on mobile phones, helped trigger the nationwide movement that brought down a dictator.
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Tunisia's Police: Old Symbols of Oppression Join the Revolution - TIME

Tunisia's Police: Old Symbols of Oppression Join the Revolution - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Just days ago, many Ben Ali loyalists were leading the anti-revolution charge. Now they're switching camps and celebrating with the citizens.
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Renewed protests in Algeria and Tunisia as Arab unrest spreads | World | Deutsche Welle | 22.01.2011

Renewed protests in Algeria and Tunisia as Arab unrest spreads | World | Deutsche Welle | 22.01.2011 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Protests continued in Algeria and Yemen on Saturday as Tunisia's old regime faced mounting pressure to quit. Demonstrators in Tunis were joined by hundreds of police officers. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
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AFP: Albanian PM slams 'Tunisia-style' revolt, calls counter demo

AFP: Albanian PM slams 'Tunisia-style' revolt, calls counter demo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha on Saturday slammed the opposition for a "Tunisia-style" revolt and called for counter demonstrations as opposition leaders vowed to continue their protest.
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Lebanese Christian leader: Hezbollah is turning Lebanon into Gaza - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Lebanese Christian leader: Hezbollah is turning Lebanon into Gaza - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Samir Geagea slams Hezbollah, says their only worry is that caretaker PM Hariri renounces conclusions of UN tribunal on murder of his father.
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Algeria democracy rally broken up - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Algeria democracy rally broken up - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Several injured as police disperse 300 people who defied a ban and attempted to demonstrate in the capital, Algiers.
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BBC News - Several injured in pro-democracy march in Algiers

BBC News - Several injured in pro-democracy march in Algiers | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Several people are injured and others are arrested as police break up a pro-democracy march in Algeria's capital, Algiers, reports say.
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100 Algerians injured in protest against state of emergency

100 Algerians injured in protest against state of emergency | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At least 100 people were wounded and several others were arrested in clashes between demonstrators and security forces in the Algerian capital on Saturday over a state of emergency in place since 1992, Al Arabiya TV reports. Said Sadi, head of the Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) which called for the demonstration, said several people were arrested and others were injured, according to Al Arabiya TV.
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Tunisia protesters press for change - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Tunisia protesters press for change - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Upheaval continues in North African nation as hundreds of demonstrators, including police officers, take to the streets.
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Tunisia to pay abuse victims, hunt Ben Ali clan| Top News| Reuters

Tunisia to pay abuse victims, hunt Ben Ali clan| Top News| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia will pay compensation to the families of victims of human rights abuse under its ousted authoritarian leader and will send envoys to other Arab states to pursue him, its prime
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In a Rich Irony, German Jews Defend Muslims – Forward.com

In a Rich Irony, German Jews Defend Muslims – Forward.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In a Rich Irony, German Jews Defend Muslims
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GUEST COMMENTARY: The West should take note of events in Tunisia - Columbia Missourian

GUEST COMMENTARY: The West should take note of events in Tunisia - Columbia Missourian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The three transformations in the past week in the Arab world are important for the long-term U.S. engagement in the Middle East and North Africa.
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AFP: Egyptians should copy Tunisian revolt: ElBaradei

AFP: Egyptians should copy Tunisian revolt: ElBaradei | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
BERLIN — Opponents of Egypt's long-running regime should be able to follow the lead set by the toppling of Tunisia's veteran president, leading opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said in comments released Saturday. "If the Tunisians have done it, Egyptians should get there too," the former UN nuclear watchdog chief told Der Spiegel for an interview to be published Monday.
Protests in Tunisia against president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali led to his ouster last week after 23 years in power.
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Thousands demand ouster of Yemen's president

Thousands demand ouster of Yemen's president | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- Drawing inspiration from the revolt in Tunisia, thousands of Yemenis fed up with their president's 32-year rule demanded his ouster Saturday in a noisy demonstration that appeared to be the first large-scale public challenge to the strongman.
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YouTube - Tunisia's ex-president's homes looted

After Tunisia&#39s former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family members fled the country, looters ransacked many of the villas they owned in Tunis, t...
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The Associated Press: Saudi man dies after setting himself on fire

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A Saudi man died after setting himself on fire in the southwestern town of Samta, local media said Saturday, in what could be the latest example of a rash of self-immolations sweeping the region following events in Tunisia. It would be oil-rich Saudi Arabia's first such incident since an unemployed man set himself on fire in Tunisia last month protesting the economy and sparking riots which brought down the government.
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YouTube - Birthplace of Tunisia's revolution

Sidi Bouzid is the Tunisian town that sparked the nationwide protests that eventually toppled the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.Just a month ago, protester...
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Concerns About Islamism as Tunisians Celebrate Change - The Daily Beast

Concerns About Islamism as Tunisians Celebrate Change - The Daily Beast | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In the tumultuous week since the ouster of its president, Tunisians are experiencing new religious freedoms. But could that bring about another Iran? Babak Dehghanpisheh reports.
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As Tunisia's army quells chaos, will it hinder democracy? - CNN.com

As Tunisia's army quells chaos, will it hinder democracy?  - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The fear and chaos that follows the fall of the Tunisian dictator Zine El Abedine Ben Ali on January 14 raises uncertainty about the country's future. Already, it can be said that Tunisia will never be the same.
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Tunisia's interim prime minister promises free elections - CNN.com

Tunisia's interim prime minister promises free elections - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's interim prime minister said Friday that his country would hold its first free democratic elections since gaining independence, vowing to leave politics after those elections.
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Tunisia's future hangs on electoral reform | Michael Meyer-Resende and Paul O'Grady

Free and fair elections will bring stability. But if they are seen as window-dressing, a chance for democracy will have been wastedAll eyes are now on the composition of Tunisia's new transitional government. Its primary purpose is to prepare for democratic elections so that Tunisians can decide who should represent...
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Octavia Nasr: U.S. media missed ‘the anatomy’ of Tunisia’s revolution | Need to Know

Octavia Nasr: U.S. media missed ‘the anatomy’ of Tunisia’s revolution | Need to Know | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In an interview, CNN's former editor for Middle East affairs said the U.S. media ignored the story of the Middle East's first peaceful revolution until it was 'in their face.'
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BBC News - Albanian PM Berisha defiant after three die in clashes

BBC News - Albanian PM Berisha defiant after three die in clashes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Sali Berisha of Albania says there will be no Tunisia-style uprising in his country after three die in unrest.
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Arab world ponders future after Tunisia - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 22, 2011

Arab world ponders future after Tunisia - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 22, 2011 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
WORLD VIEW:Social media’s role central to discussion about democratisation of authoritarian states
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