Posts Tagged ‘Ali’

Unleashing sectarian war

March 13th, 2012 Comments off
A Shi`ite cleric was killed in Belgium by a man shouting slogans for Syrian revolution. (thanks Electronic Ali)

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Violence mars elections in Yemen

February 21st, 2012 Comments off

At least eight people are killed as outbreaks of violence in southern Yemen mars elections to replace longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
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Ben Ali back, shortly, at La Goulette: Watch the Reactions

October 24th, 2011 Comments off
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Solidarity with the Syrian people

September 21st, 2011 Comments off
“Stands Against Its Oppressor”: Iraqi-Syrian Solidarity“. (thanks Ali)

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Tunisia court acquits Ben Ali aide

August 12th, 2011 Comments off

Tunisia’s former security chief is acquitted of forging passports for ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family when they fled in January.
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Ben Ali sentenced in absentia

June 21st, 2011 Comments off

Former Tunisian president Ben Ali has been sentenced, in absentia, to 35 years in jail.
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Ex-Tunisian leader trial begins

June 20th, 2011 Comments off

The trial in absentia of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali begins, a day after he denied all charges against him.
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Shake the dust

May 1st, 2011 Comments off

The protests continue in Yemen. Will Ali Abdullah Salih step down or not? What next? Well, check this video out and see a side of Yemen not shown in the media these days.

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Ambassador of Bahrain in Washington: ‘Law enforcement forces actually saved lives!’

March 13th, 2011 Comments off

Update from the Ambassador (11 March 2011)
As promised, I would like to update you on an event that took place today, the 11th of March 2011. This afternoon, crowds of people gathered this afternoon at A’ali with the intention of marching towards Riffa where a second, opposing group of people had gathered at the Clock Roundabout. As a pre-emptive measure, law enforcement officers had been stationed at crucial locations from an early hour to prevent clashes between the two groups. As part of these precautions, security forces erected a barbed wire fence to further separate the two groups. 
At 14.15 the A’ali group, numbering approximately 8,000 people, started marching towards Riffa. When they reached the law enforcement lines, the security forces maintained their positions without engaging in confrontation with the group. At 16.40, most of the protestors began to leave the area, however, another small group tried to breach the fence in order to reach the Clock Roundabout. At the same time, a group from the roundabout tried to reach the group from A’ali. At this point the law enforcement personnel used 8 tear gas canisters in open space to disperse the crowd and prevent any clashes between them. By 17.30, all groups had left the area. 
Rumors that live bullets were used, causing many injuries, and that people had inhaled gas to the point of suffocation are totally without foundation. This is supported by video footage of the operation. 
Escalation of the situation in Riffa could have led to serious clashes between the two groups of people, especially as their numbers reached into the thousands. However, the appropriate manner in which law enforcement forces dealt with the situation, combined with a high level of self-discipline ensured that there was no serious impact on the social fabric of Bahrain from a large-scale sectarian confrontation. 
The Ministry of Interior’s operation was focused on avoiding dangerous behavior and clashes, which could impact seriously on the social cohesion of Bahrain. 
The Ministry also pledged to take all legal procedures against those who threaten public safety and security. 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require further information.
Best Wishes,
Houda Ezra Nonoo
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Washington D.C.

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Qadhdhafi’s new UN ambassador

March 4th, 2011 Comments off
Qadhdhafi has just appointed `Ali Turayki as his ambassador at the UN.  Turayki always refers to Israel as “the Zionist entity” which is fine by me.  But he says it thus: Zionist entitity.  I kid you not.  

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