2010-2011 Arab World Protests
They have committed themselves to a war, but they have no plans for what happens after tomorrow night. They swear that they will never put ground troops into Libya, so their strategy consists solely of hoping that air strikes on Colonel Gaddafi's air defence systems (and on his ground forces when they can be targeted without killing civilians) will persuade his troops to abandon him. They don't even have an agreed command structure. So why is this "coalition of the willing" (which has yet to find a proper name for itself) doing this? Don't say "it's all about oil."
The Turkish premier called on Sunday Saudi Arabian companies to make investments in Turkey. Speaking at the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the reforms carried out in Turkey as well as the country's active policies in the international arena contributed both to Turkey's and the region's prosperity. Erdogan said Turkey's national income had grown by more than 3 times in the last 8 years and reached 730 billion USD, while the country's exports had increased to 132 billion USD in 2008 and amounted to 114 billion USD during the global economic crisis.
Turkey: Time to remove the shackles on freedom 27 March 2013 Amnesty International report says that a package of reforms before Turkey’s Parliament risks being a missed opportunity to bring the country’s laws in line with human rights standards. The long journey towards an Arms Trade Treaty Sometimes a simple but potentially revolutionary idea can change the world for the better.
From Wired How-To Wiki Protestors in Egypt/Mahmoud El-Nahas @M_Na7as It started in Tunisia, where weeks of protests forced dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down on Jan. 14 . Now Egypt, the historic hub of the Arab world, is in its third day of protests to end the 30-year regime of Hosni Mubarak; and Yemen is following heroic actions of the Tunisians, too. Unlike prior eras of Mideast unrest, much of this struggle is viewable online. Here's how to follow what could the most powerful movement for human liberation in history.
The Arab Spring ( Arabic : الربيع العربي , al-rabīˁ al-ˁarabī ) is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations , protests , and civil wars occurring in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010. To date, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia , [ 1 ] Egypt , [ 2 ] Libya , [ 3 ] and Yemen ; [ 4 ] civil uprisings have erupted in Bahrain [ 5 ] and Syria ; [ 6 ] major protests have broken out in Algeria , [ 7 ] Iraq , [ 8 ] Jordan , [ 9 ] Kuwait , [ 10 ] Morocco , [ 11 ] and Sudan ; [ 12 ] and minor protests have occurred in Lebanon , [ 13 ] Mauritania , [ 14 ] Oman , [ 15 ] Saudi Arabia , [ 16 ] Djibouti , [ 17 ] and Western Sahara . [ 18 ]