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Middle East | Tunisia | Riots

Middle East | Tunisia | Riots | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In the wake of riots in Tunisia that toppled its autocratic ruler, other countries in the Middle East, including Jordan, Libya, Egypt and Algeria, see increased unrest.
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Tunisians sceptical of new govt - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Tunisians sceptical of new govt - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisians have expressed dissatisfaction with inclusion of ruling party members in new 'national unity' government.
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Sohrab Ahmari: How an Arab Autocrat Falls

Sohrab Ahmari: How an Arab Autocrat Falls | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the events unfolding in Tunisia demonstrate, the bargain struck by the West with autocrats sitting atop social pressure cookers ready to erupt at any minute is a bad one.
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Tunisia Names Caretaker Government, Credits Army - WSJ.com

Tunisia Names Caretaker Government, Credits Army  - WSJ.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Politicians and opposition figures forged a caretaker government Monday, days after the popular overthrow of Tunisia's longtime president, as a clearer picture emerged of the army's role in the largely peaceful handover of power.
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Did Iraq have something to do with Tunisia's uprising? - CSMonitor.com

Did Iraq have something to do with Tunisia's uprising?  - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
That's the question posed by Elizabeth Rubin, a conservative blogger for the Washington Post.
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Self-immolation reports spread through north Africa - CNN.com

Self-immolation reports spread through north Africa - CNN.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The popular protests in Tunisia that have caused upheaval in the government were sparked by Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate, who set himself on fire in protest. He later died. Now, reports are coming in from other countries in the region -- Egypt, Algeria, and Mauritania -- that other demonstrators are turning to self-immolation.
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FT.com / Capital Markets - North African bourses fall on Tunisia contagion fears

FT.com / Capital Markets - North African bourses fall on Tunisia contagion fears | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Cost of insuring again sovereign defaults rises
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Leading article: Popular rage that could light fires across a whole region - Leading Articles, Opinion - The Independent

Leading article: Popular rage that could light fires across a whole region  -                    Leading Articles, Opinion - The Independent | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
It must be some cause for relief that the revolution – and make no mistake, it was a revolution – that has taken place in Tunisia was not more protracted than it was, nor more costly in civilian lives. To be sure, the confrontations were violent while they lasted, with the authorities, initially, giving no quarter.
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Tunisian government-in-waiting aims to stop unrest | World | Deutsche Welle | 17.01.2011

Tunisian government-in-waiting aims to stop unrest | World | Deutsche Welle | 17.01.2011 | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisian security forces fought a string of gun battles with armed men in and around the capital as politicians scrambled to form a new government. Four German nationals have reportedly been arrested. DW-WORLD.DE: German and European news, analysis and multimedia from Deutsche Welle - in 30 languages
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The Daily Star - Lebanon News - Crowds show their support for Tunisia's 'Jasmine Revolution'

The Daily Star - Lebanon News - Crowds show their support for Tunisia's 'Jasmine Revolution' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Leading English Language Newspaper in the Middle-East
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مواطن مصري يشعل النار في نفسه أمام مجلس الشعب وهو يهتف ضد «أمن الدولة» | المصري اليوم، أخبار اليوم من مصر

مواطن مصري يشعل النار في نفسه أمام مجلس الشعب وهو يهتف ضد «أمن الدولة» | المصري اليوم، أخبار اليوم من مصر | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
 قالت شاهدة عيان لـ«المصري اليوم» إن مواطنا أشعل النار في نفسه في نحو التاسعة من صباح اليوم الاثنين أمام مجلس الشعب وهو يردد هتافات مناوئة لـ«جهاز أمن الدولة» المصري.وأضافت الشاهدة في اتصال هاتفي أن الرجل وقف على رصيف مجلس الوزراء المقابل للبوابة الرئيسية لمجلس الشعب وسكب علي نفسه البنزين ثم  هتف: «أمن الدولة
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Libyans occupy, loot homes amid shortage-report| News by Country| Reuters

Libyans occupy, loot homes amid shortage-report| News by Country| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
* Hundreds of homes occupied in several Libyan cities

* Libya urges clerics to warn worshippers against rioting




TRIPOLI, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Libyan citizens occupied
hundreds of homes at the end
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Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A flower that could be crushed | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian

Tunisia's Jasmine revolution: A flower that could be crushed | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Editorial: The popular uprising is still hanging in the balance and it is unclear whether the country will be able to draw a line under the past
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Why Tunisia's interim government may not fly with protesters - CSMonitor.com

Why Tunisia's interim government may not fly with protesters - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Tunisia's prime minister announced an interim government that will include members of the opposition but also of the old regime. Hundreds of Tunisians took to the capital's streets again Monday in protest.
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Tunisia Gets New Government, But Revolution May Be Far From Over - TIME

Tunisia Gets New Government, But Revolution May Be Far From Over - TIME | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After weeks of deadly turmoil and mass protests, Tunisia might finally have a functioning government — but that does not mean the so-called Jasmine Revolution is over
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Four Algerians set selves on fire, echoing Tunisia| Agricultural Commodities| Reuters

Four Algerians set selves on fire, echoing Tunisia| Agricultural Commodities| Reuters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
ALGIERS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - At least four Algerians have set
themselves on fire in the past five days, several newspapers
reported on Monday, echoing the suicide that triggered the
unrest that brought
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Tunisia and Haiti: One tyrant returns home, one flees - CSMonitor.com

Tunisia and Haiti: One tyrant returns home, one flees - CSMonitor.com | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The tenuous connection? France.
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BBC News - No sign Egypt will take the Tunisian road

BBC News - No sign Egypt will take the Tunisian road | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Despite widespread dissatisfaction in Egypt, the country shows no sign in following Tunisia by forcing out its president, as Jon Leyne reports.
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Arab world discontent - Newspaper - Mail & Guardian Online

Arab world discontent - Newspaper  - Mail & Guardian Online | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The official response to unrest on Tunisia’s streets comes straight out of a tyrant’s playbook.
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Tunisia : Gunbattles, food shortages temper joy: Times Argus Online

Tunisia : Gunbattles, food shortages temper joy: Times Argus Online | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Times Argus Online - Vermont news, Vermont election results, Barre News, Montpelier News, Central Vermont News, local news, Vermont government, Vermont sports, Vermont classifieds, Jobs in Vermont
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Is Tunisia the first domino to fall?

Is Tunisia the first domino to fall? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The reforms that are made on time do not weaken the ruling power, they strengthen it and reduce potency of the revolutionary spirit.
Former President Ben Ali would have probably benefited from this bit of wisdom from one of the fathers of the Italian union, Count Cavour. This nugget of political wisdom would have been much more helpful to the survival of Ben Ali's regime than any technical advice on security matters.
When the inertia is the only alternative to chaos and when contempt, lies, corruption, violence are they only answers to popular frustration, there is a greater risk of pushing people to despair. This despair leads to revolution when the walls of fear start falling.
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