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18 March 2012

Stories from 18 March 2012

Iran: A poem dedicated to a blogger who died in prison

Turkey: Police Attack Kurds Celebrating Newroz

Thousands of Kurds took to the streets in celebration of Newroz across Turkey today but were dispersed with water cannons and tear gas. The celebration marks the first day of...

Syria: When Assad Falls

Like all Arabs protesting against their dictators, Syrians have many hopes and aspirations for life after the toppling of their dictator Bashar Al Assad. On Twitter, Syrians are sharing their...

Slovakia: Corruption, Parliamentary Elections, and SMER's Comeback

The March 10 victory in the Slovak parliamentary elections is not the first one for the SMER-Social Democracy party. Formerly a communist, now a social democrat, the party's leader Robert...

Yemen: Remembering the Friday of Dignity

A year ago, around 52 protesters were killed and close to 100 were reportedly injured in Sanaa. Netizens remember the day, March 18 - a turning point in Yemen's revolution,...

Puerto Rico: The New Greece?

The financial analyst Cate Long, in her blog on Reuters.com, highlights the similarities between Greece's and Puerto Rico's economies. Her column became a target of attacks by the governor of...

Brazil: Solidarity March for Syrian Revolution

Syrian revolution support reached Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 18. Hundreds of activists in Sao Paulo rallied to show their solidarity with the Syrian struggle on its first anniversary.

Egypt: RIP Pope Shenouda III

Yesterday, the sun set on Egypt with a somber note - Pope Shenouda III, the Head of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church, had died after a long severe battle of...

Zambia: Government Deregisters Former Ruling Party

Zambia’s biggest opposition party, the MMD which was ousted from power by the Patriotic Front (PF) after the September 2011 elections after 20 years in power, was on March 14,...

A Love Letter From Israel to Iran

A message of love from Israelis to Iranians sounds stranger than fiction in these tense years where Iranian and Israeli governments threaten each other constantly. But we see examples of...

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