At least one person killed, several wounded and tens arrested in the pro-democracy protests in Iran today

According to the reports from reliable sources from Iran, one person was shot dead, several wounded and arrested in today’s pro-democracy protests in Tehran. Iranian state run news agencies confirmed one being shot dead and three wounded by gun shot, but they blamed the opposition for the shootings. In the biggest anti-government protest demonstrations since [...]

Egyptian parliament disbanded, constitution suspended

The Egyptian army has dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution, two days after Hosni Mubarak, stepped down. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announced on Sunday that it would remain in charge of the country for six months until a new government is formed. The military council announced the move in a statement on [...]

Day of Departure?

Is this Friday going to be decisive? That is what the protesters at Midan al-Tahrir are certaintly hoping for. They expect that again thousands will flood the square after the morning prayers and called it the Day of Departure. But the situation is tense and unclear, with barbed wire and makeshift checkpoints around Tahrir to [...]

Not a march and not a million, but literally millions ask Mubarak to go away

Most important development of the last days: the army announced that it will not open fire on Egyptian civilians. Spokesman Ismail Etman of the army made a statement on Monday that the army recognizes the ‘right to freedom of expression’ and ‘the legitimate demands of the people’ and that the army will not use force [...]

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