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Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, China but don't forget . . . Croatia

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, China but don't forget . . . Croatia

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner The Arab freedom wave has now hit the shores of Europe and in the most unlikely of places: the Balkans. Croatia, an Adriatic nation that straddles the civilizational fault line between Central Europe and the Balkans, has been seething with public unrest and protests. For weeks, thousands of demonstrators have been […]

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Arab League to members: Economic conditions fueling 'unprecedented' anger

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Arab leaders have been warned that they are vulnerable to the same kind of revolt that ousted Tunisia’s president. Arab League secretary-general Amr Mussa urged member states to quickly confront their economic and social problems. Mussa warned that unrest was reaching unprecedented levels throughout the Middle East. “The Arab citizen has entered […]

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Losing the war of ideas to radical Islam

By Sol W. Sanders  Imagine two lines on a graph — one zigs and zags, another rises rapidly. They could represent two current unsettling world currents. The first would chart U.S. efforts to eradicate Islamic terrorists, on Afghanistan and Iraq battlefields but also a wider intellectual war against political Islam from Casablanca to Zamboanga. The […]

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In Tunisia, Arab leader falls to 'people power' for first time ever

In Tunisia, Arab leader falls to 'people power' for first time ever

Mohammed Ghannouchi, the prime minister, announced he was taking over as acting president as the army moved in to seize control of the main airport in the capital Tunis. The collapse of the 23-year dictatorship, the first ever collapse of an Arab leader to a “people power” uprising, was met nervously by Tunisia’s allies. Mr […]

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North African economic woes spread to Tunisia

WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The economic unrest sweeping through North Africa has reached Tunisia. Tunisians clashed with riot police in several cities in the North African state. Reports said up to 20 people were killed in Thala, about 200 kilometers southwest of Tunis, while the government eventually acknowledged 14 dead. “The police opened fire in legitimate […]

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Peace Prize roll of dishonor: Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Vietnam and the Philippines

Peace Prize roll of dishonor: Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Vietnam and the Philippines

By Willy Lam, East-Asia-Intel.com [From the upcoming edition of East-Asia-Intel.com]   As Chairman Mao Zedong’s faithful follower, President Hu Jintao evidently understands well this popular adage of the Great Helmsman’s: “Turn a bad thing into a good thing.”   This perhaps explains the extraordinary lengths to which the Hu Jintao leadership has gone in venting the […]