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1 January 2011

Stories from 1 January 2011

Jordan: Clashes Follow University Elections

The University of Jordan held university elections for its student government on Dec 21, 2010. Following reports of violence and election irregularities, the University promptly issued statements denying the clashes....

Tunisia: Lawyers Assaulted for their Sidi Bouzid Stand

Tunisian lawyers have been making a stand throughout Sidi Bouzid’s events - and paying the price for it. They have been protesting regularly to denounce what happened there. And every...

Jordan: Free Taher Nassar!

Tahir Nassar, a lawyer and former parliamentary candidate, was arrested and detained in a Jordanian prison on charges of “stirring up sectarian strife.” Nassar's offense was his election manifesto that...

Jordan: Twitter Reactions to Nine Per Cent Fuel Hike

Jordan's government announced year-end fuel price hikes. The cost of gas, referred to as benzine, was raised 9 per cent, while the price of diesel and kerosene was raised by...

Gabon-France: Wikileaks reveals The Financing of French Political Parties by Omar Bongo

Mali : New Year's Eve Celebrations in Bamako

Jamaica: in the moment

Bermuda: new year wish list

Jamaica, Bahamas: three poets

China: Latest Story Behind the Li Gang Case

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