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Protests Continue Apace in Bahrain, Marchers Demand King’s Ouster -- News from Antiwar.com

Protests Continue Apace in Bahrain, Marchers Demand King’s Ouster -- News from Antiwar.com
This may well have been embraced by the protesters at the beginning, as the first rallies by the mostly Shi’ite protesters centered around calls for additional reform and free civil rights. After the crackdowns turned violent, however, the tenor changed markedly.

Confrontation looms between NCP & SPLM over Southern MPs - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

Confrontation looms between NCP & SPLM over Southern MPs - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan
February 27, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – The speaker of the Sudanese parliament Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Tahir has announced that no Southern MP will be allowed to stay whether he is a member of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) or Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM).

The South is set to officially become the world’s newest state next July after the referendum that took place last January showed an overwhelming majority in favor of independence.

The NCP in control of the North has declared that all Southerners in the central government, military and civil service as well as parliament will be dismissed once results are certified.

Rudolph: Can You Pass The Saudi Arabia Quiz? | Informed Comment

Rudolph: Can You Pass The Saudi Arabia Quiz? | Informed Comment
6. Who wrote the following in 1956?: "Arabia is a country that contains the holy places of the Moslem world, and the Saudi Arabians are considered to be the most deeply religious of all the Arab groups. Consequently, the King could be built up, possibly, as a spiritual leader. Once this were accomplished, we might begin to urge his right to political leadership."