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Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Flock of Black Swans


Airstrikes on Libya enter second day

Fighter jets zoom across Libya as an international military coalition hammers air defense positions near the capital for a second day. FULL STORY

Emergency declared in Yemen as violence rages

From Mohammed Jamjoom, CNN

Japan's Efforts to Ease Nuclear Crisis Hit Setback as Reactors Face Unexpected Rise in Pressure

Published March 20, 2011


  • Hundreds protest in Syria where clashes killed 5

    AP – 23 mins ago

    BEIRUT - Witnesses and activists say hundreds of Syrians are protesting in a tense southern city where security forces earlier killed at least five protesters this week. Full Story »

  • Israeli military: Rocket from Gaza hits Israel

    AP – 31 mins ago
    An Israeli soldier holds a bowl full of mortar shells fired by... AP

    JERUSALEM - Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel on Sunday, while Israeli troops killed two Palestinians in a fresh wave of violence along the volatile border with Gaza. Full Story »

  • Yemeni president's own tribe demands he step down

    AP – 34 mins ago
    Anti-government protestors gesture, while chanting slogans during... AP

    SANAA, Yemen - The Yemeni president's own tribe has called on him to step down after a deadly crackdown on protesters, robbing the embattled U.S.-backed leader of vital support in a society dominated by blood ties. Full Story »

  • Bahrain hospital on frontline in protest crackdown

    AP – 2 hrs 10 mins ago

  • Hundreds of security forces block Saudi protest

    AP – Sun Mar 20, 5:02 am ET

    CAIRO - Outnumbered by anti-riot police, dozens of Saudi men and women protested outside Riyadh's Interior Ministry, demanding the release of thousands of detainees held without trial for years. Full Story »

  • Bahrain rights activist questioned by authorities

  • Yemen army urged to ignore orders, minister quits

    AFP – 2 hrs 24 mins ago
    A Yemeni anti-government protester performs noon prayers during... AFP

    SANAA (AFP) - Muslim clerics urged Yemeni soldiers to disobey orders and a third minister resigned after the gunning down of more than 50 protesters calling for an end to President's Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule. Full Story »

  • Clinton warns Iran over meddling in Persian Gulf

    AP – Sat Mar 19, 1:35 pm ET
    U.S Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, right, and French President... AP

    PARIS - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Iran on Saturday to stop meddling in Bahrain and other Arab states in the Persian Gulf, but also called on the kingdom's leaders not to use force against anti-government protesters.

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