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Kurdish Activist Badie Hossein Panahi Sentenced to One Year in Prison | RAHANA

Kurdish Activist Badie Hossein Panahi Sentenced to One Year in Prison | RAHANA | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Human Rights House of IRAN
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FT.com / Middle East & North Africa - Banned Tunisian parties win recognition

FT.com / Middle East & North Africa - Banned Tunisian parties win recognition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Outlawed Islamist party to be legalised
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Gulf Daily News » Local News » Tunisian hope of new start wins support

Gulf Daily News » Local News » Tunisian hope of new start wins support | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Gulf Daily News - The voice of Bahrain
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EA WorldView - Home - Wikileaks and Libya 2006: Documenting The "Financial Gains" of Muammar Gaddafi and His Family

EA WorldView - Home - Wikileaks and Libya 2006: Documenting The "Financial Gains" of Muammar Gaddafi and His Family | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Tunisia approves amnesty, declares mourning , Tunisia Politics - Maktoob News

Tunisia approves amnesty, declares mourning , Tunisia Politics - Maktoob News | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's caretaker administration approved a general amnesty at its first meeting Thursday and
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France24 - Tunisia: “America took control of the situation”

France24 - Tunisia: “America took control of the situation” | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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Jihadists: The Wallflowers of the Tunisian Uprising - Aaron Zelin - International - The Atlantic

Jihadists: The Wallflowers of the Tunisian Uprising - Aaron Zelin - International - The Atlantic | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The movement has rarely looked so irrelevant
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Hijab makes a return in Tunisia | FPJ

Something really wonderful happened outside the Tunisian Embassy in London the other day as a crowd of us gathered to continue the demand for justice in the people’s revolution.
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LIBYA: Political power struggle amid rumors of Kadafi family feud | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times

LIBYA: Political power struggle amid rumors of Kadafi family feud  | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Recent developments in Libya suggest the political power struggle between moderates and the country's conservative old guard is back in full swing -- a spat some speculators trace to a rift in the inner circle of leader Moammar Kadafi's family....
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Isobel Coleman: A Day in the Life of a Yemeni Revolutionary

Isobel Coleman: A Day in the Life of a Yemeni Revolutionary | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tawakul compares today's movement to Yemen's 1962 revolution which overthrew the monarchy. All of the same conditions hold true: endemic poverty and disease, a lack of education, corruption.
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UPDATE 1-Protests erupt in Yemen, president offers reform| News by Country| Reuters

UPDATE 1-Protests erupt in Yemen, president offers reform| News by Country| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
* Demonstrations against economic conditions and president

* Government offers constitutional reforms

* Opposition says proposals do not go far enough




(Adds father's comment saying son accidentally
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Tunisia's Uprising an Inspiration for Chinese | China | Epoch Times

Tunisia's Uprising an Inspiration for Chinese | China | Epoch Times | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The success of Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, the first of its kind in an Arab country, has caught the world’s attention. Chinese are watching closely, too.
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- BASIL & SPICE OPINION - (1/2011) Tunisia: The Broken Arab Soul

- BASIL & SPICE OPINION - (1/2011) Tunisia: The Broken Arab Soul | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
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شاهدوا مسيرة العاصمة بالصور « عمان نت

شاهدوا مسيرة العاصمة بالصور «  عمان نت | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Jordanians demonstrate against high prices and difficult living conditions in Amman.
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Tunisia shows spoils of Ben Ali's looting - Times LIVE

Tunisia shows spoils of Ben Ali's looting - Times LIVE | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Authorities in Tunisia arrested 33 members of toppled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's family and have paraded a treasure
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Tunisia Battles Corruption to Buttress Four-Day-Old Government - Businessweek

Tunisia Battles Corruption to Buttress Four-Day-Old Government - Businessweek | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia’s four-day-old government, weakened by resignations and lingering protests, must quickly battle corruption to bolster its credibility and win public support, said Transparency International’s Sion Assidon.
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FT.com / Comment / Editorial - Let the jasmine flowers blossom

FT.com / Comment / Editorial - Let the jasmine flowers blossom | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia’s priority must be a free and inclusive election
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Tunisia mourns unrest victims - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Tunisia mourns unrest victims - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
North African nation begins three-day mourning to honour those who died in the uprising that toppled president Ben Ali.
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BBC News - Tunisia starts three days of mourning

BBC News - Tunisia starts three days of mourning | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia starts three days of mourning to honour those who died in the unrest that led to the fall of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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A lost generation of young people of Tunisia discuss grievances that led to their revolution

A lost generation of young people of Tunisia discuss grievances that led to their revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
IN TUNIS They grew up being told to bottle up their frustrations, not to discuss politics and to accept a life without basic freedoms.
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The Tunisian Syndrome | FPJ

The factors that triggered the rage in Tunisia seemed to echo in other countries in the region as well.
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Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Is Al Jazeera Fueling "Tunisteria"?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Is Al Jazeera Fueling "Tunisteria"? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Let's hope that Al Jazeera's penchant for regional anarchy is tempered by cooler heads within Arab democratic dissident ranks who have far more to lose than audience share if they take prematurely swallow Al Jazeera's bait.
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Isobel Coleman: A Day in the Life of a Yemeni Revolutionary

Isobel Coleman: A Day in the Life of a Yemeni Revolutionary | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tawakul compares today's movement to Yemen's 1962 revolution which overthrew the monarchy. All of the same conditions hold true: endemic poverty and disease, a lack of education, corruption.
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Bouazizi: The Man Who Set Himself and Tunisia on Fire - TIME

Bouazizi: The Man Who Set Himself and Tunisia on Fire - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
His self-immolation is being emulated elsewhere in the Arab world but without the same effect in Tunisia. Yet the conditions he was protesting remain.
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Tunisia Protests Continue - Photo Journal - WSJ

Tunisia Protests Continue - Photo Journal - WSJ | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hundreds of protesters led a peaceful -- if noisy -- rally Wednesday in central Tunis, demanding that former allies of deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali stop clinging to power.
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