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· January, 2011

Stories about Breaking News from January, 2011

31 January 2011

Iraq: A Salute to the People of Egypt

Salam Adil rounds up the Iraqi bloggers' take on the demonstrations in Egypt. Read it now before the world changes.

Venezuela: Cholera Cases on the Rise

During a wedding held in the Dominican Republic, a group of Venezuelans were diagnosed with symptoms of cholera after eating contaminated food. What were initially 13 cases has increased rapidly...

Russia: Valeria Novodvorskaya's Blog Hacked

30 January 2011

Venezuela: Explosions Rocked the Maracay Night

Early Sunday morning the city of Maracay was rocked with explosions from 5 government ammunition warehouses which caught fire. Some are calling it gross negligence while others suggest it might...

Qatar: Thousands of ticket-holders turned away from Asian Cup final

Qatar hits a snag with Asian Cup final, as thousands of ticket-holders are banned at the gate for security reasons. Irate, disappointed and heartbroken fans fill the Internet with their...

Egypt: El Baradei – Protesters’ Friend or Foe?

Egyptian opposition figure Dr Mohamed El Baradei paid a short visit to thousands of anti-Mubarak protesters, camped at Tahrir Square in Cairo, a few minutes ago. Reactions from Twitter follow.

Egypt: Military Jets Fly Over Protestors as US Policy Questioned

As thousands of protesters continued to chant anti-Mubark slogans in Tahrir Square, Cairo, with military jets flying overhead, criticisms started pouring on over the lack of a definitive stance for...

Egypt: Trouble for Mubarak as Protests Continue

Mass protests are continuing for the sixth day in a row. Despite attempts at a total news blackout, against both citizen and mainstream media, news from Egypt continues to dominate...

Egypt: Al Jazeera Cairo Bureau Shut

Egypt just shut down Al Jazeera's Cairo bureau, drawing outrage online. This comes after it switched off the Internet, in a bid to stop the world from seeing its people's...

Egypt: The World is Watching

As Egyptian demonstrators take to the streets for the sixth day in a row, netizens continue to pull all the stops to keep the world informed of what is happening...

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah Rain .. Again

Saudi Arabia's Red Sea port city of Jeddah has been lashed with rain again, bringing back the ill-fated #Jeddahrain hashtag to our Twitterfeeds. Following are reactions from netizens, who poured...

29 January 2011

Egypt: Government Thugs involved in Looting, Lawlessness

The world continues to watch the fast paced developments in Egypt, now on its fifth day of demonstrations against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak. Despite the Internet block...

Lebanon: Protest in Support of Egypt

A solidarity protest in support of the demonstrators in Egypt is taking place next to the Egyptian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. Similar protests are being reported around the world, as...

Egypt: Demonstrations Continue for Fifth Day

Widespread demonstrations continue to rock Egypt for the fifth day in a row, as netizens around the world continue to closely watch developments on the ground. Reports say the millions...

28 January 2011

Egypt: Citizen Videos Manage to Bypass Blockage

Although the internet and mobile phone shutdown during the protests of the past few days have made it harder for people in Egypt to show the rest of the world...

Egypt: Is the Army on the People's Side?

Following massive protests across Egypt today, the army was deployed to enforce a night time curfew. On Twitter, the news was received with surprise, with reports that the army was...

Cuba, U.S.A.: New Travel Rules in Effect

Egypt: Tweeting the Protests Continues

The blackout on the Internet in Egypt was supposed to thwart efforts to let the world know what was happening on the ground, as massive demonstrations against president Hosni Mubarak...

Egypt: “The People Will Bring the Regime Down!”

People around the world were glued to their television and computer screens today, as Egyptians took to the streets after the noon Friday prayers. The Day of Rage marks the...

Puerto Rico: Violence Continues as Students Engage in Civil Disobedience

On January 20th, students from the University of Puerto Rico started staging acts of civil disobedience as part of their strike against the $800 dollar annual fee imposed by the...