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· February, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2011

26 February 2011

Bahrain: Day of Mourning Observed

Friday (Feb 25) was officially announced as a 'Day of Mourning' for all the martyrs who have fallen since Bahrain's Day of Wrath protests, which started on February 14th 2011....

Egypt: Is Feb25 the Restart Button for the Egyptian Revolution?

Yesterday marked the first month since the start of the Egyptian revolution. Former president Hosni Mubarak has been toppled yet the revolution is still far from over. Protesters at Tahrir...

Mauritania: Pro-Democracy Protests Break Out in Nouakchott

Protests broke out in Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott, today, after young people assembled themselves online to call for rallies, which demand social, political and economic reforms, and an end to Mauritania's...

Palestine: Demands for a Unified Nation set for March 15

As the Arab world witnesses one uprising after uprising, seeing dictators fall and others exposed one after another, the Palestinian case looks like the ultimate goal. Palestinian youth intend to...

25 February 2011

Libya: “They Were Shooting Us Randomly” (Videos)

As each day passes, it seems demonstrators and rebel military factions are coming closer to ousting the 40-year regime of Colonel Muammer Al Gaddafi. Like other days, however, Friday bore...

Yemen: “Our blood is not cheap” (Videos)

Tens of thousands of protesters across Yemen rallied for and against President Ali Abdullah Saleh after Friday prayers. Two protesters were shot dead in Yemen's second-largest city Aden on Friday,...

Libya: Defiant Gaddafi: “People who don't love me don't deserve to live”

Libyan dictator Muammar Al Gaddafi allegedly addressed supporters in Tripoli's Green Square, promising more gloom and doom to people protesting against his rule. In his latest speech, broadcast today on...

Jordan: Reactions to Amman's Friday Protests (Photos)

After demonstrations in Amman, Jordan on Friday 18 February, 2011, thousands of Jordanians representing diverse groups and voices took to the streets this Friday 25 February, in a more organized...

South Korea: Libyan Protest in Seoul

Bahrain: The TAKBEER Guy Meme

In an unexpected result of Bahrain's ongoing Day of Wrath protests, the social media community came together and created Bahrain's first bonafide internet meme: TAKBEEER Guy.

Libya: Refugees Leave as Humanitarian Aid and Journalists Trickle in

As Libyan dictator Muammer Al Gaddafi continues to cling to power, killing protesters who are standing up against him in the process in the most brutal and horrendous crackdown to...

Iran: Opposition leader sent a message in You Tube

Will Algeria Follow Tunisia and Egypt?

The two attempts by the National Coordination for Change and Democracy to organize a march in Algiers on February 12 and 19, 2011, failed, mostly because of the security measures...

Iraq: A Day of Rage Begins

Today marks a Day of Rage in Iraq as thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to call for social and economic reforms and an end to corruption. Pro-change or...

24 February 2011

Libya: “The Point of No Return”

The last gasps of Muammar Al Gaddafi could be counted in hours. But after the Libyan leader recently threatened to kill protesters and members of the military defying his regime,...

Yemen: At the Boiling Point? (Video)

President Saleh of Yemen has begun offering concessions to opposition protesters, ordering security forces to protect demonstrators. But most people don't appear ready to take the ruler at his word....

Tanzania/Tunisia: Common thread between Tanzania and Tunisia

Bahrain: Official Day of Mourning Declared

Today marks the 10th day of the ongoing Day of Wrath protests in Bahrain. Tomorrow, marks a day of mourning for those who have lost their lives when police and...

Africa: Revolutions in Middle East and North Africa from an African perspective

Iran: Heavy security deployment in Tehran

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