Posts Categorized: International

Libya: Protester Shot (Video)

The below video was presumably shot in Benghazi, Libya today, or perhaps yesterday. The video shows one anti-government protester who’s been shot and the chaos on the streets as the government tries to crush the rebellion. I came across this video from a Tweet by jmsardo who said at 12:58 EST US, “Breaking: videos showing… Read more »

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Stepped Down

At approximately 11:03 EST, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down. After 30 years of ruling with an iron fist, the people of Egypt are now free. The crowds in Egypt are roaring with cheers. This is history unfolding before our eyes on Al Jazeera. The announcement from Omoar Suleiman was brief but it didn’t go… Read more »

Live Al Jazeera Feed From Egypt

Feb. 11. 2011 11:03 EST US – Mubarak stepped down as president and the power has been transferred to the military. Feb. 11, 2011 10:59 EST US – Mubarak has left Cairo and several government officials have resigned. A message from the presidency is expected some time today. Feb. 10, 2011 15:30 EST US –… Read more »

Violence in Egypt Breaks Out

Today in Egypt, Mubarak supporters and pro-government gangs swept into Tahrir Square in Cairo and other places and violence broke out. Some of the men rode into Somouha, Alexandria on horses and camels. Others carried rocks, clubs and Molotov cocktails and attacked the peaceful anti-government demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Several hundred people have… Read more »

What the People of Egypt Are Saying

A Web site called egypt.alive.in is translating voice-to-tweet messages from Egyptians into English and other languages. Here’s a sample. Please I am an Egyptian citizen and I have something to say. I am going out to the protests with all the Egyptians. First of all I have to say, if today was successful (inshaallah), Mubarak… Read more »

Massive Demonstrations in Egypt

Today could be the day of reckoning for Egypt’s President Mubarak. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets shouting, “Down with the regime!” Al Jazeera’s Dan Nolan is in Cairo. He tweeted that a 59-year-old woman named Loraya, not much taller than 4 feet, peeked through her headscarf and told him she… Read more »

Revolution Egypt: January 30, 2011 (Update)

The following post will be updated as new information comes out of Egypt. Obviously, this is a rapidly evolving story. Jan. 30, 2011 – 19:04 EST — NBC’s Richard Engel reporting from Cairo about Egyptian military show-of-force and looting. Many Egyptians, Engel said, believe that Mubarak is allowing the looting to take place because he… Read more »

Fox News Can’t Find Egypt on a Map

This tweet was posted by @GirlFuturist at 5:23 p.m. Eastern. “Um, srsly? FOX news, pls check Google Earth. Egypt is not where U think it is. http://plixi.com/p/73294801 RT @rascality @bostonturgy < OMG” Indeed, apparently Fox News got Iraq mixed up with Egypt. Here’s how Google lays out the Middle East.

Arrest Warrant Issued for WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange in Rape Investigation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a wanted man. Sweden has issued an international arrest warrant for Assange regarding a rape investigation. He’s being charged with rape and sexual molestation. Assange had been wanted in the case back in August, but Swedish prosecutors quickly dropped the charge of rape. Well, today a court approved a… Read more »

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Is Free

Myanmar’s pro-democracy dissident Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed after seven and a half years of house arrest. The New York Times has the story. She stood waving and smiling as people cheered, chanted and sang the national anthem in a blur of camera flashes. She held a white handkerchief in one hand…. Read more »

Women Allegedly Raped at Abu Ghraib and Later ‘Honor’ Killed by Their Families

According to a story by journalist Robert Fisk, the reason President Obama decided to not release the remaining photos and videos from the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal is that they depict the raping of women. Some of those women left the prison pregnant; some of those women were “honor” killed by their families. The old… Read more »

Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent

The Russian government is raiding environment groups and others under the guise of ferreting out pirated Microsoft software. Human rights groups have been asking Microsoft to stop helping the Russian government harass these organizations, but so far, Microsoft is fine with it. The government rarely, if ever, goes after people who are supportive of the… Read more »

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Rape Investigation Re-opened

STOCKHOLM — A senior Swedish prosecutor reopened a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday, the latest twist to a puzzling case in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other. Assange has denied the allegations and suggested they are part of a smear campaign by opponents of WikiLeaks – an online… Read more »

The Iraq War Ending, but Have we Won?

Tomorrow, President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech about the Iraq War. August 31 marks the official end to combat operations in a war that has dragged on for more than seven years. It’s also been seven years since President George W. Bush delivered his famous “Mission Accomplished” speech on May 1, 2003…. Read more »

WikiLeaks CIA Document: What If Foreigners See the United States as an ‘Exporter of Terrorism’?

WikiLeaks leaks again. This time it’s a CIA document analyzing the implications if the world knew how much homegrown terrorism is created inside the US and exported to other countries. The report covers not just Middle Eastern terrorists, but also European ones too. Read the document. Much attention has been paid recently to the increasing… Read more »

Westerners Really are Weird

If you’ve ever traveled to non-Western countries, you’ll notice that the people there are a lot different than the people here. At first, you might think, “These people are weird.” If you did think that, you’d be wrong. New research is proving that it’s actually us Westerners that are weird. The National Post’s Adam McDowell… Read more »