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Arab world protests

Thousands march in Egypt’s Port Said demand ‘retribution’ for riot deaths
Thousands of people have taken part in several protests in the Egyptian port city of Port Said, as part of a planned campaign of civil disobedience to demand justice for the deaths of dozens of residents in last month’s clashes with police.

17.02.2013 19:19

Teenage protester shot dead amid clashes on Bahrain uprising anniversary (PHOTOS)
A teenage protester was killed in a Shiite village near the Bahraini capital Manama on Thursday, as demonstrators clashed with police during a rally marking the second anniversary of the country’s Shia uprising.

14.02.2013 09:36

Hamas will not be dragged into Syrian ‘massacre’ – Deputy FM to RT
Hamas, known for historically good ties with Damascus, now blames Assad for murdering Syrians. The Hamas Deputy FM told RT the party will only back a democratic solution to the crisis and will not get involved in internal strife.

12.02.2013 08:45

US allies provide Syrian rebels with weapons 'at wink and nod' of Washington – Churkin to RT
Washington has a lot of influence on countries like Qatar, which is reportedly the main source of weapons and support for the Syrian rebels, so they are not absolved from responsibility, Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin told RT.

10.02.2013 20:05

Pro-government rally in Tunisia gathers thousands as crisis grows (PHOTOS)
Thousands have rallied in support of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party, shouting anti-French slogans in the country’s capital. It followed anti-government protests and the Tunisian Prime Minister’s pledge to resign if he fails to form a new cabinet.

09.02.2013 19:49

National strike, protests and clashes as Tunisia mourns for assassinated opposition leader
A general strike, riots, tear gas and petrol bombs marred Belaid’s funeral, threatening the country with a new revolution. The army watched over tens of thousands people, as opposition leader Chokri Belaid was being laid to rest in Tunis.

08.02.2013 13:08

Pentagon in favor of arming Syrian rebels
The outgoing leader of the United States Department of Defense told Congress on Thursday that the Pentagon favors a plan to arm the Syrian rebels attempting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

07.02.2013 20:22

Tunisian govt shake-up: A move away from hardline Islamist rule?
To quell public fury at the murder of an opposition figure, the Tunisian government has promised elections. Amid claims the ruling Islamist-led Ennahda party was behind the killing, Tunisia’s PM pledged a move towards a more secular system.

07.02.2013 11:30

Teargas as thousands protest top opposition leader assassination in Tunisia (PHOTOS)
Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid has been shot dead outside his home, prompting thousands of Tunisians to protest in the capital and across the country, torching ruling party offices in several towns and chanting “the government should fall.”

06.02.2013 10:11

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