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19 February 2011

Stories from 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...

Colombia: Report Reveals 2010 Refugee Statistics

Mexico: Video Game “Call of Juarez: The Cartel” Draws Mixed Reactions

A new video game, "Call of Juarez: The Cartel" by game developer Ubisoft, has drawn criticism from Mexican officials due to its allusions to the ongoing drug and gang violence...

Azerbaijan: Corruption crackdown

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

Armenia: Blind nationalist hatred

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...

Uganda: A Day After Uganda Elections 2011

Ugandans went to the polls Friday 18 February, 2011 for presidential and parliamentary elections. President Yoweri Museveni is expected to win. Below is a roundup of election-related posts and tweets...

Uganda: Kampala quiet after voting

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...

North Korea's Official Newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, Launches Website

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...