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Recap of the Middle East.

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posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 05:51 PM
For the first time I have found an article putting it all together in one place.

Recap of developments in Middle East, North Africa

Agence France-Presse February 21, 2011 – 5:22 pm

Here are the latest developments in unrest sweeping the Middle East and North Africa following uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia that toppled their long-time rulers.

LIBYA Angry Libyan protesters attacked the state broadcaster and set government buildings ablaze on Monday as the son of leader Muammar Gaddafi warned the country faces civil war and “rivers of blood.”

BAHRAIN Protesters carrying food and tents poured into Manama’s Pearl Square, intensifying their calls for an end to the Sunni Al-Khalifa dynasty that has ruled the strategic Gulf kingdom for centuries.

YEMEN Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in power since 1978, vowed not to quit under pressure from the street, as MPs joined thousands of protesters in Sanaa calling for his departure.

IRAQ Iraq scrambled to head off further protests by cutting politicians’ pay and ramping up support for the needy after a teenage demonstrator was killed at a rally in the country’s north.

EGYPT British Prime Minister David Cameron held talks in Cairo on Monday, on the first trip by a foreign leader to the Egyptian capital since the downfall of longtime president Hosni Mubarak.

TUNISIA EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on the protest-hit transition government to ensure religious tolerance after the gruesome killing of a Polish priest.

MOROCCO Five burned bodies were found in a bank set ablaze in a north Moroccan town in unrest that erupted after weekend demonstrations for change, Interior Minister Taib Cherkaoui said.

IRAN Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blasted “cancerous” Israel, a day after its premier Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the planned passage of Iranian warships through the Suez Canal.

KUWAIT A group of Kuwaiti writers and journalists urged the government to reopen the office of Qatar’s Al-Jazeera news channel closed more than two months ago.

JORDAN Jordan has asked the Libyan authorities to help bring home its citizens after a deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters in the north African country.

DJIBOUTI Djibouti authorities have “provisionally released” three top opposition leaders briefly detained after unprecedented protests demanding regime change, the state prosecutor said Sunday.

SYRIA A jailed Syrian Kurdish blogger and rights activist, Kamal Hussein Sheikho, is on a hunger strike, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday.

ALGERIA Anti-government protests that toppled rulers in Tunisia and Egypt will not spread to Algeria as part of a “domino effect” across the region, Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci said in an interview published Sunday.

Posted in: Posted, World Tags: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 05:57 PM
I'm beginning to think that all of this " uprising " is more of a bandwagon thing? One groups of muslim. shi-ites etc.,.. did it, so why don't we?

posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 06:09 PM
I hate to say it, but the problem's in the Middle East are not going to change based on their religion and culture. It is not set up to accept democracy and freedom of religion and speech. Until they have their "reformation" it doesn't really matter. They are intolerant of other races, religions, and alternative thoughts. They need a change in thought that accepts other cultures and ideas. As it stands now, whoever gets in power with push their belief system, shut down alternative viewpoints and push their version of reality on the masses.

posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 06:17 PM
To me this all looks like what has always been predicted. If this keeps spreading like the wildfire that it appears to be, nearly the whole world should be engulfed in riots by the end of August. If this is all orchestrated, then the only thing I can see that could come out of this would be a sudden single leader a "Caliphate" of sorts that arises and takes over the M.E. Nearly all the countries in that area that are rioting were once under that particular kingdom. Perhaps this is just the re-arising of that particular nation.

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