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Jordan's king fears riots and announces reforms. More than a thousand arrests in Cairo
The monarch wants to avoid the violence that has hit Egypt and Tunisia. Police arrest one thousand demonstrators in the streets against the Mubarack government. Demonstrations in Yemen.
17/01/2011 EGYPT - MIDDLE EAST
A man sets himself on fire in Cairo. From Tunisia protest spreads to the Middle East
Protests in Jordan. Applause for Tunisian cause from thousands of activists and bloggers. Economic crisis, unemployment, rising prices, human rights violations are the ingredients that could trigger riots across the region.
Cairo: anti-Mubarak protests continue, at least 50 dead from clashes
Thousands of demonstrators occupy the streets of major cities. The government has announced its resignation, but people want the "fall of the regime”. Mobile phone lines partly restored, internet still down. Obama calls for non-violent response of the Egyptian government, China censors the word "Egypt" on the web.
31/01/2011 MIDDLE EAST
Secularism, globalization and poverty feed crisis in Arab States
Egypt, the most important of the Arab states in danger of collapsing under the weight of social unrest. Other Arab countries like Jordan, Syria and Yemen face the same fate. Francesco Zannini, an expert on Islam in PISAI explains to AsiaNews the reasons for the riots, inherent in the formation of Arab States and the juxtaposition of the western model of democracy and Islam. For the scholar, the secular nature of the riots is an opportunity for change and also a good opportunity for Egyptian Christians to integrate into society. However, "the absence of alternative to the regimes and spontaneous nature of the protests, could divert tensions from real change and the result of the protests will be seen only in the long term."
Fourth day of protest in favour of political reforms and president’s resignation
Ali Abdullah Saleh has been in power since 1978. Demonstrators clash with police in the capital of Sanaa and other Yemeni cities. In Bahrain, protesters are hurt in “day of rage”. The Palestinian government resigns.
19/01/2011 ISLAM - TUNISIA
Unstable Tunisia troubles Arab world, between Islam and democracy
New attempts to form a government of national unity after the departure of four ministers linked to the unions. Ben Ali's party marginalized. Poverty, unemployment, corruption - the roots of the insurgency - will make Tunisia a model for other Arab states. Al-Qaradawi calls on all Islamic peoples to rise up to "demand their rights."
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