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Tunisian Elections, 2011

TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisians queued in their hundreds to vote in their first free elections on Sunday, basking in their status as democratic trail-blazers nine months after their revolution sparked the Arab Spring. “The turnout of Tunisians exceeded all expectations,” elections chief Kamel Jendoubi told journalists five hours into voting, adding the final rate “may […]

“… To the shores of Tripoli”

America’s Military Connection to Libya and Tripoli’s Link to the US Marines’ Hymn Two Hundred years ago the newly independent U.S.A. won a military victory in Libya that inspired the famous words from Francis Scott Key: THE MARINES’ HYMN From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli We fight our country’s battles In […]

INTERPOL issues Red Notice for arrest of Muammar Gaddafi

INTERPOL media release INTERPOL issues Red Notice for arrest of Muammar Gaddafi at request of International Criminal Court 9 September 2011 Issuance is first step to INTERPOL formally recognizing Transitional National Council as leading Libya LYON, France – INTERPOL has issued Red Notices for Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and former director […]

Yemen 2011 Stability Survey

Yemen Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) In April 2011, FPRI posted the most extensive survey done to date of Yemen’s population. Conducted by Glevum Associates, a firm run by FPRI Senior Fellow Andrew Garfield, the survey indicated a disquieting level of support for Al Qaeda among Yemen’s populous as well as a profound resistance to […]

North Africa & the Middle East 2011

Revolutions in North Africa & the Middle East, 2011 Description: This collection, selected by the Library of Congress, documents the events in Northern Africa and the Middle East in 2011 after the Tunisian uprising. Content includes blogs, social media and news sites about Egypt, Yemen, Sudan and other African countries. These sites contain content in […]

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