Syria: Crackdown on protesters in Homs (VIDEO)

Few hours ago, the Syrian regime moved against peaceful protesters in Homs. An eyewitness spoke of a “massacre,” telling Al-Jazeera that deaths and injuries amounted to at least 30 protesters… Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in [...]

Nabil Fahmy: ‘This revolution actually serves Israel as well’

Mubarak’s former ambassador to the US, was interviewed by The Cairo Review of Global Affairs. CAIRO REVIEW: We didn’t see anti-American or anti-Israel messages in Tahrir. NABIL FAHMY: It’s an interesting point that in all of my discussions with everybody here, foreign policy was not mentioned once by the demonstrators, not once. They didn’t argue [...]

Four killed, scores hurt in ethnic clash in Bangladesh hills

Four Bangla-speaking settlers were killed and 50 others injured in a violent ethnic riot over land dispute in southeast Bangladesh on Sunday. The worst riot in a year began in the afternoon and continued for three hours before riot police and paramilitary forces pacified the rivals. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip [...]

Egyptian court orders dissolution of former ruling party, clears the way to a more democratic parliament

An Egyptian court, the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC), has ordered that the former ruling party of ex-president Mubarak, the National Democratic Party (NDP) be dissolved and its assets, be sequestrated. This includes including its central headquarters in Cairo and about 400 offices all over Egypt. The SAC order came after complaints by among others, Mostafa [...]

Bouteflika promises a new constitution

ALGERIA Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has been in power for 12 years, has promised to amend the constitution to “strengthen democracy”.Bouteflika’s speech was a response to unrest that broke out in January with strikes, marches and rioting echoing protests elsewhere in the Arab world. Earlier, in February, Bouteflika, who is 74 and not in [...]

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