Category Archives: Libya

Arab Spring Hits Washington….

….well not exactly. The Arab Spring is a hot topic around Washington D.C., and below are summaries of recent Middle East related events that I found interesting. First, this is a video of a joint anti-Bashar and anti-Gaddafi protest outside the White … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/19

Picture: King Abdullah of Jordan Jordan: – This week King Abdullah gave a speech outlining political reforms that could take place. The full text can be found online. The speech came a week before the King is set to visit … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/11

Picture: The Siege of Misrata (Foreign Policy) Libya: – This fighting intensified in Misrata, a city that has been under siege by Qaddafi’s troops for two months. At least 17 were killed. – The international community is taking a mixed … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Report on Libya and Bassiouni Update on Egypt

M. Cherif Bassiouni is a former Nobel Prize nominee, a Professor at the DePaul University College of Law and the President of Egyptian American Society of Illinois. Below is the summary section (full version here) of the recently released human … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 6/5

Saleh Leaves Yemen- Change Square Celebration (by Amel Ahmed) Yemen – Violence continued to rage in Sana’a this week, but in Tiaz the government was also cracking down hard. At least 50 people were killed, and a number of them … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 5/28

Yemen: – Great timeline of the Yemeni revolution up until May 22nd, which was the anniversary of the 1990 unification of North and South Yemen. – On May 22nd Saleh was supposed to sign the GCC agreement, which called for … Continue reading

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Weekly Roundup 5/21

< Obama Speech: – On Thursday, President Obama gave a 45-minute speech on America’s foreign policy in the Middle East, given the change that has swept the region. Mideast Reports posted video and analysis of the speech on the blog. … Continue reading

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