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Activists Report Arrests in Syrian Capital

Syrian rights activists say army units have swept through the capital, Damascus, and detained scores of people. Rights groups say the arrests took place late Saturday. The French news agency quotes activists who say government troops set up roadblocks on

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Tunisia: Police Brutally Disperses Peaceful Protesters

Tunisian police brutally dispersed protesters outside the headquarters of the Cabinet yesterday (July 15). The protesters were calling for reform and were planning to launch a third sit-in at Kasbah square, which is the epicenter of protests in the Tunisian

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Saudi Arabia Bans All Protests

Source: VOA   Saudi Arabia has banned all protests following several small gatherings of demonstrators demanding change in the conservative kingdom. The country’s Interior Ministry announced Saturday on state television that security forces would use what it called “all measures”

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Tunisian PM Resigns; Police Break Up Demonstrations in Capital

Source: VOA   Tunisia‘s interim Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced his resignation, saying he hopes it will “help his successor work to solve the country’s problems.” The resignation was announced as police clashed with protesters, a day after three

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Tunisians Embrace Life Without Censorship

Source: NPR – By Eleanor Beardsley During Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s 23-year rule, the press in Tunisia was censored. That changed literally overnight last Friday when he and his wife fled the country, ending his dictatorship. A week ago,

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