27 Feb

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Tunisia PM announces resignation

Mohammed Ghannouchi says he will step down following deaths during anti-government protests.

Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 18:38 GMT


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Tunisia sets poll date amid turmoil

History’s shifting sands

Post-uprising Tunisia still struggling


Libya’s Gaddafi clings to Tripoli

With much of the oil-producing regions in opposition hands, Gaddafi’s power base shrinks to the capital’s periphery.

Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 18:48 GMT

UN sanctions: Who is targeted?

Inside Gaddafi’s bunker

Expats flee en masse

Kevin Rudd speaks to Al Jazeera

Inside revolution headquarters

Interim govt wins support

Live Blog – Libya Feb 27


UN slaps sanctions on Libyan regime

Security Council unanimously orders travel and assets ban on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his inner circle.

Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 09:04 GMT


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Live Blog – Libya Feb 27

UN sanctions: Who is targeted?

Mapping the uprising

Gaddafi has lost it …

Libya’s power struggle


Counter-terrorism and Arab revolt

Robert Grenier 27 Feb 2011 14:14 GMT

The West should not fear recent uprisings, as they address legitimate grievances.


Uprising in Libya:

Revealed: Blair’s secret calls to Gaddafi

Donald Macintyre: Ex-PM phones Libyan despot – and urges him to quit, while SAS mounts daring rescue of oil workers stranded in desert.


Middle East


The price of food is at the heart of this wave of revolutions

Peter Popham: No one saw the uprisings coming, but their deeper cause isn’t hard to fathom.


Inside Opinion

Weighing up the missiles at a British show - and missing other chances

Selling arms will always backfire on Britain

George Walden: A former Tory minister says a rethinking of our attitude to the weapons trade might not be popular but is long overdue.


US gas drilling contaminates water

Workers at a natural gas well site near Burlington, Pennsylvania, in April 2010.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, uses pressure blasts to release natural gas but leaves highly-toxic waste water.

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