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20 February 2011

Stories from 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...

Bangladesh: One Of The Oldest Mosques In The World

Bangladesh Unlocked reports about one of the oldest mosques in the world (701 CE), the lost mosque of Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh.

Nepal: Welcoming Brian Adams

Brian Adams recently toured Nepal and became the first world renowned music icon to play in the country. Ujjwal Acharya expresses his gratitude.

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...

Vietnam: Self-immolation to protest corruption

A Vietnamese engineer named Pham Thanh Son apparently set himself afire to protest the confiscation of his family’s property by local authorities. Pictures of the tragedy were posted online.

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....

Ukraine: Dear Polish Delegation, We’re in Shock, Too

Earlier this week, a Ukrainian TV station broadcasted a report about the visit of the Polish parliamentary delegation to Ukraine's parliament. According to the report, the Polish visitors were shocked...

Afghanistan: The price paid by children for the conflict

A UN report testifies that children in Afghanistan have been used both by anti-government elements for suicide bombings and planting explosives, and by the Afghan National Security Forces. It also...

Afghanistan: EU police training mission risks failure

Nick Fielding reviews the report from the UK House of Lords, noting that the EU's mission to train local police in Afghanistan risks failure, as only about 285 experts had...

Uzbekistan: US official visits Tashkent

Marat Sartpaev reports that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. traveled to Uzbekistan as relations between two countries started turning less...

Iran:Demonstrations continue

Several sites and blogs such as Hambastge reported [fa] protesters chanted anti regime slogans in several cities on Sunday. There is also a demonstration in front of State run TV...

Japan: It's nursing time on Twitter!

Inexperienced Japanese mums and dads use Twitter to share worries and advices on child-rearing with parent fellows.

Tanzania: Bomb Explosions: Bloggers and Twitterers Speak Out

Tanzanian bloggers and twitterers react to bomb explosions at a Tanzanian army base in Dar es Salaam’s Gongo la Mboto suburb that killed at least 30 people early Thursday. A...

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...

Madagascar: Reactions to Ousted President Ravalomanana Attempting to Return

Tropical storm Binziga has just hit Madagascar, having killed killed six people and leaving about 7,500 without adequate shelter. Yet the attention is focused on the attempted return of the...

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