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Several injured in Algerian protests
Algiers, Feb 20 (IANS) Several people were injured when police used batons to break up a pro-democracy rally in this Algerian capital, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, February 20, 2011 3:41:49 PM

It's a big, big massacre, says Libyan
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 20 (IANS) 'It's a big, big massacre', said a Libyan businessman who resides in the city of Benghazi as he recalled the brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters by security forces that has left several dead.

Sunday, February 20, 2011 1:21:13 PM

Death toll rising in Libyan unrest
Benghazi/Cairo, Feb 20 (DPA) Reports out of Libya estimate that several dozen more people were killed Saturday during the fourth day of protests against the regime of leader Muammer Gaddafi.

Sunday, February 20, 2011 8:57:55 AM

Bahrain protesters return to square as military withdraws
Cairo/Manama, Feb 19 (DPA) Anti-government protesters returned to Lulu Square in Bahraini capital Manama Saturday, despite calls by the crown prince, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, for calm.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 10:39:57 PM

Two killed in Djibouti protest
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Feb 19 (IANS) Two people were killed in a clash between protesters and police in the northern African country of Djibouti, Xinhua reported.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 10:22:33 PM

Egypt court approves country's first Islamic party
Cairo, Feb 19 (IANS) A court in Egyptian capital Cairo Saturday approved the country's first party with an Islamic background, Al Wasat, which had been trying for a licence for the past 15 years.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 8:12:24 PM

Military to withdraw from Bahrain streets
Cairo/Manama, Feb 19 (DPA) Bahrain's Crown Prince Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa had ordered the military to withdraw from the streets of the country, the government said Saturday.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 7:54:45 PM

Pirates hijack boat with four Americans on board
Nairobi, Feb 19 (IANS) Pirates have hijacked a boat with four American nationals on board off the coast of Oman, the US embassy in Nairobi said Saturday.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 5:16:04 PM

Algeria gears up for protest rally, riot police deployed
Algiers, Feb 19 (IANS) Ahead of a rally planned by the opposition, Algerian authorities Saturday deployed a large number of security personnel and anti-riot police in most parts of the capital Algiers, media reports said.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:29:41 PM

27 dead in fresh protests in Libya: Opposition
Cairo/Tripoli, Feb 19 (DPA) Renewed protests turned violent across Libya, with opposition activists saying dozens were shot dead during funerals and marches for those killed in anti-government demonstrations earlier this week.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 8:57:13 AM

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