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23 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

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‘Liberation caravan’ reaches Tunis 

Hundreds of protesters overwhelm security forces surrounding office of interim PM as they rally in the capital.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2011 15:24 GMT
 
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Israeli panel: Flotilla raid legal 

Contradicting a UN report, inquiry exonerates military of wrongdoing in raid on Gaza-bound Turkish aid vessel.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2011 14:59 GMT
 
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Surviving as a minority in Iraq

Rhodri Davies 23 Jan 2011 10:09 GMT
The Yazidis of northern Iraq are the largest community worldwide of an at times persecuted religious sect.
 
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‘US drone strikes’ claim lives  

 The attacks are the first since Friday’s protest rally in Pakistan condemning civilian deaths in US drone strikes. 

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Frost Over the World 22 Jan 2011 10:25 GMT
We look at the role of the internet in the Tunisian uprising and ask if Lebanon is on the brink of civil war
 
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Africa

Tunisian police join protesters

Tunisia’s once-feared police have staged a rally of their own, demanding better salaries and insisting they’re not to blame for shooting deaths among protesters who forced the North African country’s longtime autocrat to flee. 

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Sherry Rehman, Pakistan’s defiant prisoner of intolerance, vows to stay put

‘These death threats won’t make me flee’, says Rehman, who supports reform of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws 

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Barack Obama caps his pen after signing an executive order closing the Guantánamo Bay prison

Reneging on Guantánamo

Karen Greenberg: In January 2009, President Obama promised a clean break with Bush era detentions. Two years on, only continuity is visible 

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