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A short Middle East update 06/05/2011

Posted by Leona Dawnfire in Uncategorized.
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Ever since the protests in Tunisia, protests, riots, and even civil wars have broken out across the Middle East. Although the media began to pay less attention after President Mubarak of Egypt stepped down, the Middle Eastern nations are continuing to be part of actions that will shape the future of the world.

There is an all-out civil war in Libya, with NATO forces continuing to perform air strikes.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303745304576364910965100534.html

Yemen appears to be next in line for a new regime. The president of 33 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has left the country to seek medical treatment.  However, he still refuses to give up power at this time, despite internal and international pressure.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/yemen/8557926/Yemen-rejoices-as-Ali-Abdullah-Saleh-flies-abroad-for-treatment.html

The brave pro-democracy citizens of Syria have continued their protests despite increasingly deadly and bloody attempts to silence them.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/syrian-snipers-fire-as-protesters-retreat-20110605-1fnel.html

In Egypt, there are already calls for a second revolution.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2011/may2011/pers-m31.shtml