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· October, 2011

Stories about War & Conflict from October, 2011

Mexico: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt over Anonymous’ #OpCartel

Over recent days many media outlets have widely publicized news about a video by Anonymous Mexico threatening the Zetas cartel as a response to the kidnapping of one of the...

France: Calls for Official Recognition of 1961 Paris Algerian Massacre

Fifty years after the bloody suppression of a peaceful demonstration by Algerians in Paris, French officials are still struggling to admit their responsibility. Calls for the official recognition of the...

Honduran Police Suspected of Killing Two University Students

Two university students were killed on October 22; La Gringa's Blogcito reports that four police suspected of killing the students were taken into custody but later “escaped”. “Even in this...

Yemen: VP Hadi Leaves to the US for Treatment!

Today's main headline in Yemen was the sudden departure of Vice President Abdu Rabbu Mansoor Hadi to the US for medical treatment. Hadi's absence adds a new snag to the...

D.R. of Congo/U.S.A: Conflict-Free: A Growing Movement

Alex Hellmuth and Tracy Fehr looks the growing conflict-free minerals movement in the US: “The progress made by Congo activists earlier this month in the state of California, the city...

Egypt: Another Bloody Week in Syria

Egyptian blogger Zeinobia shares her wrap up of a yet another bloody week in Syria.

Algeria: Thoughts on Gaddafi's Death

American-Algerian blogger Kal, at The Moor Next Door, shares some thoughts on the death of Libya's dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Guatemala: Three Generals Finally Arrested and Indicted for Genocide

Guatemalan courts are set to face a challenge without precedent in the country: prosecuting genocide. After three decades of failed efforts to prosecute the Guatemalan Army, three generals stand accused...

Yemen: Yemeni Women Burn their Veils

Yemeni women burnt their veils and head scarves today as a sign of protest to condemn the regime's brutality and violence, which has killed around 25 people overnight in Sanaa...

Kenya: Online Reactions to Suspected Al Shabaab Grenade Attacks

Following the Kenyan military offensive against the Somali militant group Al Shabaab, the group responded by attacking Kenya's capital with two deadly grenade attacks: one at a popular entertainment club...

Libya: A Convenient Execution

Alain Gresh outlines in his post on Libya, “An Ambiguous Liberation” [fr], that Gaddafi's execution “puts an end to the possibility of a trial that would have shone light on...

North Korea: Lessons Kim Needs to Learn from Libya

Blogger Grant Montgomery left a commentary on Gaddafi's fall, correlating it with the future of North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-il.

Cuba: Qaddafi's End

Two Cuban bloggers share their views on the death of Muammar Qaddafi.

Syria : The “Free Army” defies the regime

Wearing bullet-proof vests and Kevelar helmets and holding assault rifles, 13 men make their way through an enthusiastic crowd (AR) which is warmly welcoming them with slaps on the back....

Armenia: An Azerbaijani car in Yerevan

Fresh from his recent journey through Turkey, Areg Harutyunyan posts a photograph of a Mercedes with an Azerbaijani number plate driving on the roads of Yerevan, the Armenian capital, on...

Czech Republic: Reactions to Qaddafi's Death; Trade Relations With Libya

Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word writes about the potential of the foreign trade relations between the Czech Republic and Libya, and reports on the Czech Foreign Ministry's reaction...

South Asia: Reactions on the New Beginning of Libya

After the death of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, people from all over the world are expressing their views on his reign, the way he died and the new beginning it...

Libya: The Truth About Gaddafi's Death

Libya has broken out in celebration after Gaddafi's stronghold Sirte fell and the man himself was either captured and killed or killed and captured. On Twitter, journalists and pundits have...

Uganda: LRA Survivor Bears Witness

Lord's Resistance Army survivor in Uganda bears witness: “Evelyn Apoko survived the Lords Resistance Army [LRA]. Here she responds to those who are stupidly misinformed and who have criticised President...

Libya: Unconfirmed News of Gaddafi's Capture

Happy news has been coming out of Libya in the last few minutes, leaving Libyan and Arab tweeps rejoicing, albeit with caution, at the new developments. Rumour has it that...

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