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#Middle East Protests

# middle-east-protests - Monday 13 June, 2011

Rebels smuggle weapons from Tunisia into Libya, as Gaddafi vows to fight to death

Tunisia is said to be sympathetic with the Libyan rebel cause – despite Gaddafi’s definant speech over the weekend – and is helping to covertly pass guns and grenades across the border.

# middle-east-protests - Monday 6 June, 2011

More violence in Syria sees '120 security forces killed' by armed militia in north

Syrian state TV is reporting this deaths this evening as the unrest continues with anti-government protesters calling for the end of president Bashar Assad’s regime.

# middle-east-protests - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Egypt's Mubarak and sons to stand trial in August Egypt This post contains images

Egypt's Mubarak and sons to stand trial in August

The former president of Egypt is to stand trial alongside his two sons to face charges of corruption and intentionally murdering protesters – if found guilty of “pre-meditated killing” Mubarak could face death.

# middle-east-protests - Monday 23 May, 2011

EU imposes sanctions on Syrian leader

President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has ruled the country for more than 40 years, will be banned from Europe and subject to asset freezes.

# middle-east-protests - Saturday 21 May, 2011

Spanish demonstrators defy ban and protest against unemployment and politicians

Protesters have been inspired by similar demonstrations in the Middle East and Arab world and are rallying against 21 per cent unemployment and what they see as political ineptitude.

# middle-east-protests - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Libyan rebels claim capture of Misrata airport

Libyan rebels claim to have made substantial gains against forces loyal to the country’s strongman Muammar Gaddafi, by capturing the airport in the city of Misrata.

# middle-east-protests - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Syria resorts to intimidation and abduction of protesters

In the face of international condemnation for its violent oppression of protests, the Syrian regime has instead launched a campaign of intimidation – with people being plucked from their homes and offices in the middle of the day.

# middle-east-protests - Saturday 23 April, 2011

Syrian forces fire on mourners during funeral processions for anti-government protesters

News of new deaths emerge a day after a violent crackdown by security forces loyal to president Bashar Assad killed as many as 100 people during demonstrations on Friday.

# middle-east-protests - Friday 22 April, 2011

Syria's 'bloodiest day' leaves a reported 60 people dead

Demonstrators gathered in their thousands across Syria following Friday prayers but the scale of the bloodshed has begun to emerge this evening.

# middle-east-protests - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Syrian security forces open fire on sit-in

Reports indicate that one person may have been killed after security forces opened fire with live ammunition and tear gas on hundreds of anti-government demonstrators in a pre-dawn raid this morning.

# middle-east-protests - Friday 25 March, 2011

Yemen's leader offers to go - once country is in 'safe hands'

President Ali Abdullah Saleh said that he is ready to step down but only if he can leave the country in “safe hands”.

Violence erupts around Syria, protesters shot

Syrian government troops opened fire on protesters today, as anti-establishment demonstrations took place across the country following Friday prayers.

# middle-east-protests - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Gaddafi's air force 'destroyed': British commander

A senior British commander has said that allied airstrikes have defeated the Libyan air force.

A further 15 killed in Syrian protests

A total of 22 anti-government protesters have been killed in Syria after the country’s police launched a relentless assault on demonstrators.

# middle-east-protests - Friday 11 March, 2011

Libya latest: Pro-Gaddafi forces appear to be turning the tide of rebel revolt

Forces loyal to the embattled leader have retaken the previously rebel controlled city of Zawiya and are gaining in strength as the EU fails to make progress on possible action in the country.

Two people killed in Tunisian violence

The ousting of the country’s president in January has failed to quell unrest in the country.

# middle-east-protests - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Egypt's Prime Minister resigns according to the armed forces

Ahmed Shafiq had been appointed by former President Hosni Mubarak prior to his resignation last month.

# middle-east-protests - Sunday 27 February, 2011

Tunisian Prime Minister resigns after widespread protests against interim government

Mohamed Ghannouchi was seen to be too closely affiliated with the ousted president.

# middle-east-protests - Sunday 20 February, 2011

Efforts to evacuate Irish citizens from centre of Libyan protests

About 900 protesters have been brought into one hospital in Benghazi, mostly suffering from gunshot wounds. A total of 40 Irish nationals are known to be in the country – with six located near the centre of the protests.