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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12967610
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/201144134848651549.html The UN and France are running a wide range of military operations in the Ivory Coast. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/04/2011446577547697.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://twitter.com/yemen_updates http://twitter.com/alguneid http://www.khaleejtimes.com/darticlen.asp?xfile=data/middleeast/2011/April/middleeast_April61.xml&section=middleeast&utm_source=Khaleej+Times&utm_medium=twitter
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    And it goes on and on. I just caught another update on Yemen from Al Jazeera English. Now the death toll has risen in Yemen today to 16 and it's expected to go up and up. Yemeni security forces have fired on protesters in 3 cities today now. Also one of the 'protests' that was fired on earlier was apparently a bunch of people gathering to get petrol. One small boy in that crowd was killed by security forces when they shot the crowd. http://twitter.com/acarvin From AJE it seems the number of wounded in Hudaida from attacks by the security forces and Republican Guard has now risen from 200 to 400.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    I honestly don't know what is going through Saleh's mind. I'm thinking it may not be good enough for him to resign at this point. People are going to want his blood over there. I guess the nearly 2000 wounded wasn't enough in Taiz http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/2011449582611447.html ---------- Post added April-4th-2011 at 09:29 AM ---------- AJE is reporting that things are getting even more tense in Yemen. As people watch on tv and listen to news of what happened in other cities they are going out into the streets to join the demonstrations and protest as well. At the same time it seem that Saleh has given orders to his Republican Guard to shoot on protesters now across the country.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia/2011/04/20114323502180260.html And the anti-government candidates all received 50 years in jail. :pfft: JK! But this whole thing is pretty ridiculous.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    Aaaaaand, here we go: This could be trickier than I thought though. The opposition's position is harder than I realized, not that I blame them. And of course, Saleh and his loyalists are not making it easier. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/world/middleeast/04yemen.html?_r=1
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    What the hell is going on there? The numbers keep jumping up. I saw reports earlier of people saying poison gas was used and people were shot. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/20114311371087507.html WTF???? http://twitter.com/acarvin http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=205081549511851&oid=113533228724893&comments ---------- Post added April-3rd-2011 at 08:08 PM ---------- More from Yemen: http://twitter.com/alguneid The US needs to apply any pressure they can to get this guy to go before things get a lot worse. I've heard the VP isn't that unpopular there. In any case, Saleh has to go now, if they want to hold onto some stability.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/20114311371087507.html Seems like a lot of injuries from tear gas.... I wonder how badly they're hurt. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/20114310256650100.html http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/04/20114215401513945.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    I knew something was coming between these guys and Iran. I said there was some tensions growing a few weeks ago. http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/gcc-may-consider-severing-iran-ties-1.786718 I still think a war by them against Iran may not be too far off. Though I don't expect anything big to happen for a while. While I like them taking a stance against Iran...I think this is a dumb way of making Iran look like the good guy in this. Few in the Middle East really think Iran is driving any of these revolutions and to try to shift blame to them and condemn them now of all times, will just make these countries look worse. I don't remember them making a big deal when Iran was killing their own people a couple of years ago. To now criticize Iran for sticking up for people in these countries, would send a really bad message. "It's ok to beat your people to death, just don't criticize us when we do it too."
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/04/20114215401513945.html Battle for Abidjan rages Reports of carnage emerged with the Red Cross saying at least 800 people were killed in Duekoue town. Last Modified: 02 Apr 2011 17:51 http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/04/20114264023646362.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/201141132440493496.html http://twitter.com/SultanAlQassemi http://twitter.com/acarvin EGYPT http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/201141144334505497.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    SYRIA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418 Protesters are being beaten and attacking by security forces in parts of Damascus. Many are injured and possibly some are dead, according to Al Jazeera English. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    Major protests in Egypt, Syria, and Yemen today! YEMEN http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/04/20114110141210680.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418 SYRIA IVORY COAST http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/201133141618292780.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    from CNN.com website http://www.cnn.com/
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://gulfnews.com/news/region/syria/syria-regime-declares-friday-a-working-day-1.785902?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d95084bf54faae8,0
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    Al Jazeera Enlgish reported a few minutes ago that UN forces (French or a UN coalition?) have taken control of the airport in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    AJE says they have heard reports that French forces, helicopters and tanks are patrolling the city of Abidjan. Rebels are outside the city. There are also reports that Gbagbo has begun arming brainwashed youth militias in the city to fight for him in case the military stands down or leaves.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    There's been a ton of Ivory Coast coverage in the past 15 minutes or so. Ghagbo's military chief has defected and fled the country to South Africa. Also a lot of casualties are not being taken to hospitals and medical centers. The rebels seem to be very organized and well trained (but then they have been fighting for years) ------------------------------------------- I found some videos of the shootings of protesters in Latakia Syria yesterday. Be warned, you will see people shot dead and badly wounded. http://twitter.com/acarvin Actually, I'm...not comfortable posting them here. Check the links Carvin provides if you want to see what the Syrian government has been doing to people who protest.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    The latest from Al Jazeera English on the Ivory Coast is that the rebels are in control of the port city of San Pedro and have reached the outskirts of Abdijan. SYRIA I saw reports of more protests in Latakia yesterday after the speech and some of them being shot dead by the security forces. I think I saw a video or two on CNN and maybe twitter. I'll have to check to see if I can find more information.
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    Some very important news today from the Ivory Coast! The rebels have taken nearly all of the country except for Abidjan and the coast, they have even taken the capital, although that is not Gbagbo's place of power. At the moment they are close to entering a major port town on the western front. On the eastern front they are approaching Abdijan (although there has already been fighting there). Here's some earlier news from today: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/201133010262614616.html
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    Tunisian Revolution and the Middle East

    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/201133010262614616.html# ---------- Post added March-30th-2011 at 12:18 PM ---------- http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/03/20113301394489875.html http://twitter.com/acarvin http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12776418