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Rage, Confusion in Egypt as Mubarak Resignation Never Happens -- News from Antiwar.com

Rage, Confusion in Egypt as Mubarak Resignation Never Happens -- News from Antiwar.com: "The early evening in Egypt was filled with jubilation, as the state media broadcast reports pointing to the imminent ouster of reviled President Hosni Mubarak and promised a 10:00 PM speech that everyone assumed would be a resignation speech.

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U.N. says 2.8 million people in Ethiopia face starvation | Ethiopia

U.N. says 2.8 million people in Ethiopia face starvation | Ethiopia: "(Reuters) — Ethiopia and the United Nations said on Monday 2.8 millions Ethiopians will need emergency food aid in 2011, and appealed for $227 million to fund programs for the first six months.

The Horn of Africa nation is still one of the world’s poorest countries, with nearly 10 percent of the population of 77 million people relying on emergency food aid last year.

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ei: Revolution is an export Tunisia can be proud of

ei: Revolution is an export Tunisia can be proud of: "Morgan: Mr. Prime Minister, can I ask you, have you been surprised by the events in Egypt and do you believe that President Mubarak should now go immediately?

Ghannouchi: We are worrying about our own country. Our revolution is unique. It was caused by the young. Facebook and Twitter were the levers. It's been held in a peaceful way. Today we were able to break with the past thanks to what we have in our DNA. Tunisia, as you know, is an exporting country, but we do not pretend that we export revolutions.

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AP IMPACT: At CIA, grave mistakes, then promotions

AP IMPACT: At CIA, grave mistakes, then promotions: "WASHINGTON -- In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been taken to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan.

But he was the wrong guy.

A hard-charging CIA analyst had pushed the agency into one of the biggest diplomatic embarrassments of the U.S. war on terrorism. Yet despite recommendations, the analyst was never punished. In fact, she's risen in the agency.

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   US Terror Campaign in Pakistan? What was Raymond Davis Shooting for in Lahore?:      Information Clearing House: ICH

   US Terror Campaign in Pakistan? What was Raymond Davis Shooting for in Lahore?:      Information Clearing House: ICH: "US Terror Campaign in Pakistan? What was Raymond Davis Shooting for in Lahore?

By Dave Lindorff

February 09, 2011 'This Can't Be Happening' --- The mystery surrounding Raymond A. Davis, the American former Special Forces operative jailed in Lahore, Pakistan for the murder of two young motorcyclists, and his funky “security” company, Hyperion-Protective Consultants LLC, in the US continues to grow.

When Davis was arrested in the immediate aftermath of the double slaying in a busy business section of Lahore, after he had fatally shot two men in the back, claiming that he feared they might be threatening to rob him, police found business cards on him for a security company called Hyperion-Protective Consultants LLC, which listed as its address 5100 North Lane, Orlando, Florida.

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Wael Ghonim vs. Barack Obama: Change we Can Believe in, Yes we Can | Informed Comment

Wael Ghonim vs. Barack Obama: Change we Can Believe in, Yes we Can | Informed Comment: "It is no secret that President Barack Obama has been in some regards a profound disappointment to the American Left, and his erratic and often disgraceful performance on the Egypt crisis exemplifies his faults in this regard. (Tom Engelhardt puts it best regarding the administration: “It has shown itself to be weak, visibly fearful, at a loss for what to do, and always several steps behind developing events.”) Obama just seems to lack empathy with the little people and is unwilling to buck the rich and powerful, even though they all opposed his run for the presidency. As Iran’s speaker of the house put it, the Obama administration, faced with a choice of supporting the youth revolution or the camels unleashed on it, has chosen the camels. It makes a person think there should be rule that no one can run for the presidency who didn’t have a proper father figure in his or her life (Bill Clinton, …

South Sudan army in deadly clashes - Africa - Al Jazeera English

South Sudan army in deadly clashes - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between rebels and the army in south Sudan's Jonglei state, breaking a ceasefire agreed last month, the southern army has said.

Philip Aguer, spokesman for the south's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), said the violence started when fighters loyal to rebel leader George Athor attacked an army base on Wednesday.

'Four SPLA soldiers were killed and 12 of Athor's men,' he said. 'This is a violation of the ceasefire agreement. Not only has he attacked SPLA, he has been planting landmines as well.'

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Workers continue Egypt strikes - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Workers continue Egypt strikes - Middle East - Al Jazeera English: "Egyptian labour unions have held nationwide strikes for a second day, adding momentum to the pro-democracy demonstrations in Cairo and other cities.

The move comes as demonstrations calling for the immediate resignation of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, entered their 17th day on Thursday.

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Made in America: Mubarak’s Most Brutal Thugs Trained With FBI -- News from Antiwar.com

Made in America: Mubarak’s Most Brutal Thugs Trained With FBI -- News from Antiwar.com: "WikiLeaks cables, including 07CAIRO3348, released today by the Daily Telegraph, detail the Bush and Obama Administrations were providing training to Egypt’s secret police, the SSIS, which cables and human rights NGOs have repeatedly cited for routine torture of detainees.

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