Saturday, February 5, 2011

World Watch: Impasse

* Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak's piecemeal stabs at political reform and permitting the Muslim Brotherhood to participate in a dialogue with the government may not be enough to halt protests against the Mubarak regime.

* Asia: Cambodia and Thailand called a "tentative ceasefire" after a soldier died while the army fought in a disputed border area.

* Somalia: A "looming catastrophe" could occur in Somalia due to severe drought according to aid groups.

* Serbia: An estimated 55,000 demonstrated in Belgrade and called for the government to hold early elections.

Image Source - John Moore/Getty Images via The Guardian ("A protester leads fellow anti-government demonstrators in chants against Hosni Mubarak in Tahrir Square. They remained in the square following Friday's mass rally calling for the president to resign.")
Online Sources - BBC News, Voice of America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

The west cannot let Egypt fall out of the orbit of freedom & democracy. If it does then where will we be able to send people for 'enhanced interrogation'? It could jeopardise the whole programme of extraordinary rendition, which would be a clear victory for terrorism, and a sad day for the free world. I would recommend lots more military aid.