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Political unrest pushes Egypt towards economic meltdown

Political unrest pushes Egypt towards economic meltdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt is heading towards a major economic crisis, as the political deadlock and violence prevent from reforming the country's neglected main industries, says the BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo.
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Fierce clashes in Cairo, Clinton voices outrage

Fierce clashes in Cairo, Clinton voices outrage | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police and soldiers fired guns and teargas to try to clear protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday, the fifth day of clashes that have killed 13 people and drawn a stinging...
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Egyptian women protest in Cairo against brutal treatment

Egyptian women protest in Cairo against brutal treatment | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hundreds of women join rally against Egypt's military rule as Clinton denounces treatment of female protesters...
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Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions

Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Shocking images of a woman being beaten in Cairo's Tahrir Square reveal a bitter and ever-deepening divide between protesters and the country's security forces.
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Spring Break: How Egypt's Liberals Lost Control of Their Revolution

December 2 was supposed to be "Heroes of Mohamed Mahmoud Friday" in Cairo. The previous week, around 40 people had been killed by security forces while demonstrating in Tahrir Square, with the worst violence occurring on adjacent Mohamed Mahmoud Street. To memorialize the dead, Egypt's youth activists had called for a million-man march, complete with parachute-sized Egyptian flags to convey their spirit and mock coffins to convey their sadness.

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Kazakh Violence Spreads to Second Town

Violence between striking workers and authorities in western Kazakhstan spread over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 14, the country’s general prosecutor announced on Sunday.
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Deadly clashes continue in Cairo

Deadly clashes continue in Cairo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ten people have been killed and hundreds injured since Friday, as clashes continue for a third day between protesters and the security forces in Cairo.
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Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not

Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Icelanders have quietly carried out a revolution by toppling a weak government, drafting a new constitution and seeking to jail those responsible for the country's economic debacle.
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The People Vs. Putin

The People Vs. Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Can a small but robust civil society trump the powerful Russian state? Or will the curse of oil ensure repression?
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Troops, protesters clash in Cairo for third day

Troops, protesters clash in Cairo for third day | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Military police battled demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square early Sunday, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and injured hundreds, only days after the first free election...
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Battles rage as Egypt counts ballots

Egyptian soldiers hurled rocks, cement bricks and glass plates at protesters as the two sides battled in a second straight day of post-election violence that's left at least nine people dead and some 300 injured, according to official figures.
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Mass Syria rallies after prayers

Mass Syria rallies after prayers | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Syrian security forces reportedly open fire on anti-government protesters after hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country.
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The Russian Winter: Putin Goes Prophylactic with the Protests

The Russian Winter: Putin Goes Prophylactic with the Protests | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In a televised call-in show, the Prime Minister and presidential candidate goes on the offense — with a few offensive asides...
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Egypt’s Rodney King Moment

Egypt’s Rodney King Moment | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Will the army’s use of excessive force against protesters in Tahrir be the straw that broke the generals’ backs? Or are they making clear they’re not about to relinquish power?

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Topless trio 'abused' in Belarus

Topless trio 'abused' in Belarus | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A Ukrainian women's group specialising in topless protests says three of its activists were kidnapped and abused in Belarus before being abandoned.
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Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Egypt’s unfinished revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Although Mubarak was toppled in an 18-day uprising, getting rid of thirty years of corruption and oppression has proven to be a harder task. In a powerful photo essay, an Egyptian photographer explores the latest chapter in the Egyptian revolution: the November uprising.

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Cairo violence continues as soldiers clash with protesters

Cairo violence continues as soldiers clash with protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Latest round of fighting that began on Friday leaves 12 dead and 500 injured, according to health ministry officials...
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Egypt’s military council blames protesters for violence

Egypt’s military council blames protesters for violence | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The military leaders sought today to portray the deadly protests that have roiled the country in recent days as the work of thugs and hooligans.
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Egypt clashes kill 10, undermine Army narrative of democratic transition

Egypt clashes kill 10, undermine Army narrative of democratic transition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This weekend's renewed violence in Egypt, including the documented use of live ammunition against unarmed protesters, has further eroded confidence in the ruling military council.
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As Clashes Continue in Egypt, a Media War Breaks Out

As Clashes Continue in Egypt, a Media War Breaks Out | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On the third day of clashes between security forces and protesters in the center of the capital, a new battle broke out between Egypt’s state-run and independent media over who to blame for the violence.
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Train fire as Kazakh unrest grows

Train fire as Kazakh unrest grows | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
One person is shot dead and 11 injured in clashes with police in western Kazakhstan after protesters try to block a railway line, prosecutors say.
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Kazakh town in 'state of emergency'

Kazakh town in 'state of emergency' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A state of emergency has been declared in the western Kazakh town of Zhanaozen a day after clashes between strikers and police left at least 11 dead.
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Egypt's military uses heavy hand in crushing protest

Egypt's military uses heavy hand in crushing protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's military is using a heavy hand against protests in Egypt's capital. Nine are dead and more than 300 have been injured.
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Egypt's Military Clashes With Protesters; 7 Dead

Egypt's military and protesters clash, 7 dead, in resurgence of violence amid elections...
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The Condomnation of Vladimir Putin

The Condomnation of Vladimir Putin | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

MOSCOW – Russians had not really seen Vladimir Putin since his ruling United Russia party was walloped, at least by Russian standards, in the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections. Since then, Moscow, and the rest of the country, had been rocked by anti-government -- and anti-Putin -- protests.

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