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Feb

2011

Clashes rock Bahraini capital

By Al Jazeera Staff in  Middle East on February 16th, 2011.
By Al Jazeera Staff in Middle East on February 16th, 2011.
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Wed

16

Feb

2011

US military interests at stake in Bahraini unrest

Bahraini demonstrators run from tear gas Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, as riot police disperse a protest in the village of Duraz, Bahrain, outside the capital of Manama. Demonstrations broke out nationwide in response to calls on social media sites for major anti-government protests and were dispersed by riot police firing tear gas and chasing demonstrators. – AP Photo

 

From DawnCom

WASHINGTON: Unrest surging through the Arab world has so far taken no toll on the American military. But that could change if revolt washes over the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain — long-time home to the US Navy’s mighty 5th Fleet and arguably the Middle East anchor of US defense strategy.

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Tue

15

Feb

2011

Breaking News: Obama says governments in the Middle East must recognize 'hunger for freedom'

Gene Thorp/The Washington Post
Gene Thorp/The Washington Post
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Breaking News Alert: Obama says governments in the Middle East must recognize 'hunger for freedom' 
February 15, 2011 11:58:24 AM
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In the wake of the uprising that toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, President Obama on Tuesday sharply criticized Iran for using force against protesters and said that governments in the region "can't maintain power through coercion" and must recognize their populations' "hunger for freedoms." 

"The world is changing," Obama said at White House news conference, in a message directed at autocratic rulers across the region. "You have a young, vibrant generation within the Middle East that is looking for greater opportunity. ... You've got to get out ahead of change; you can't be behind the curve."

 

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Tue

15

Feb

2011

Bahrain Roiled After Second Protester Is Killed by Police

Protesters in Diraz, a village in Bahrain, were attacked Monday by the police, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets at them. By MICHAEL SLACKMAN and ALAN COWELL Published: February 15, 2011
Protesters in Diraz, a village in Bahrain, were attacked Monday by the police, who fired tear gas and rubber bullets at them. By MICHAEL SLACKMAN and ALAN COWELL Published: February 15, 2011
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