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6 February 2011

Stories from 6 February 2011

Nepal: A Smart Move By Prachanda

6 February 2011

Paramendra Bhagat opines that supporting Jhalanath Khanal to be elected as Nepal's new Prime Minister was a smart political move by Maoist political leader Prachanda.

Colombia: Twitterathon for School Children

6 February 2011

February is back-to-school season in most of Colombia, and some Twitter users (who helped organize a “Twitterathon” last December to help the victims of the rainy season) joined to gather school supplies for 730 children [es] who study at Fundación Hogar San Mauricio [es] in Bogotá and Institución Educativa Luis...

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Egypt: My 73-year-old Father at Tahrir

6 February 2011

Egyptian Nadia El Awady took her 73-year-old father with her to Tahrir today, where she joined fellow Egyptians in the Sunday of Martyrs, as widespread protests calling for an end of the Mubarak regime enter their 13th day. Let's go with them to Tahrir.

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Egypt: Welcoming A New Country

6 February 2011

Egyptians are dreaming of a better future, and for some the dream is already coming true. In this post we hear from Egyptian bloggers who feel they are seeing a new country being born, the country they have been waiting for.

Jordan: Islamists Refuse Offer to Join Government

6 February 2011

Following meetings with Jordan's King Abdulla and an invitation to Islamists to join the cabinet of newly appointed Prime Minister Maarouf Bakhit, which the Islamists turned down, Jordanian tweeters are left scratching their heads. The discussions spilled over to Twitter, where the debate continues.

Kuwait: Praying for a Free Egypt

6 February 2011

Like the rest of the world, Kuwaiti netizens are closely following the unfolding events in Egypt. Tweeps are lending their support to Egyptian protesters, in prayer and calls for an end of the Mubarak regime.

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Egypt: Remembering Egypt's Martyrs

6 February 2011

Tribute is pouring from all around the world for those who have lost their lives in protests held across Egypt to call for an end of the Mubarak regime. Today is the Sunday of Martyrs, in what is the beginning of the Week of Steadfastness, and marks the 13th day of the Egyptian people's uprising.

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