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· February, 2011

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2011

21 February 2011

Iran: More Protests, Another Death (Videos)

Despite large security presence in major traffic intersections, witnesses say protesters have been gathering since early afternoon and continue to swell in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Marivan and several other cities...

20 February 2011

Libya: Gaddafi Son's Excuses for the People's Uprising

Libyan dictator's son Saif Al Islam Al Gaddafi is addressing Libyans on State television, blaming everything other than his father for the massive protests and bloodshed the country has been...

Bahrain: Protesters Continue to Camp at Pearl Roundabout

Depending on how you look at it, Bahraini protesters have either 'liberated' or 'occupied' the Pearl (Lulu) Roundabout in the capital Manama, and say they plan to stay there until...

Algeria: Protesters Hurt as Police Try to Halt Demonstration

Algeria's government attempted to stave off a second large demonstration at May 1 Square on Saturday, February 19. A large police presence kept downtown Algiers open, but several protesters were...

Morocco: In Marrakech, Destruction Amidst Peaceful Protest

Across Morocco, peaceful protests have emerged today, with thousands taking to the streets from Tangier to Fes. In the southern city of Marrakech, however, reports that the protests have turned...

Morocco: Across the Nation, Demonstration

In the broader context of the Arab world, Morocco has one particularly unique feature: Whereas other countries in the region often have two cities of importance, Morocco has six...at least....

Iran:Demonstrations continue

Arab World: The Uprisings Continue

It's revolution time across the Arab world, with people rising and calling for political, economic and social reforms. Rallies, demonstrations and protests across the region are flooding our timelines, with...

19 February 2011

Yemen: Another Life Claimed on Eighth Day of Protests

Protests in Yemen against President Ali Abdullah Saleh entered into an eighth day on Saturday with more demonstrations throughout much of the country. Clashes between protesters and the military seem...

Morocco: “I am Moroccan, and I Will Take Part”

February 20 has been named the day of a "Movement for Dignity" in Morocco. Though Moroccans are torn on the subject of the protests, some have taken to YouTube to...

Tunisia: Who’s to Blame for the Murder of the Polish Priest?

News of the murder of a Polish priest near the capital Tunis on February 18 was received with shock and grief by Tunisians. In Tunisian blogs and social media, many...

Libya: Benghazi Rises Against Gaddafi (Updated)

News organizations and people on the ground have reported that Libya's army have shot at demonstrators in Benghazi protesting against the 42-year-rule of Muammar Al Gaddafi. Located 1,400km east of...

Bahrain: Withdrawal of Police as Protesters Reclaim Lulu Roundabout

Bahraini protesters once again thronged to Lulu Roundabout in the capital Manama, after being dispersed from it in a pre-dawn raid, which left three people dead, countless injured, and up...

Iran: Resistance in Tehran

Middle East: The Dictator's Handbook now in Bahrain

All of a sudden, many ageing Arab regimes found themselves under the fire of their protesting peoples. But will the same routes taken by both the regimes and the protesters...

Bahrain: Army Withdrawing from Lulu Roundabout Area

Reports coming from Bahrain's Twitter community around Manama on Saturday February 20th of army vehicles withdrawing from Lulu Roundabout where protesters had protested peacefully on Wednesday but were later raided...

Bahrain: Live Ammunition Shot at Protesters (Video)

Reports of shootings in several locations in Manama, the Bahraini capital flooded social media websites during the afternoon of Friday February 18, 2011. Videos made in different locations show not...

Bahrain: #NickKristof Bullied on Twitter

Since arriving in Bahrain, New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof has joined the many voices on Twitter live-reporting turbulent events. While many have been thankful for his updates, and...

Bahrain: Mourning the Dead

On Friday, thousands paid their respects to the people who died in Thursday's pre-dawn raid at LuLu Roundabout which lead to the death of four men. Mourners followed funeral processions...

18 February 2011

Jordan: Societal Criticism through Humor

Participants of the hashtag #Jordanianlies are out to prove the stereotype wrong. #Jordanianlies features statements Jordanians hear that are often untrue. Thus, the hashtag uses humor to point out faults...