Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/22/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/22/2011King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifah of Bahrain has ordered the release of a number of Shi’ite political prisoners, one of a series of concessions made to protesters in an attempt to defuse the ongoing political crisis in the country.

Col. Moamar Ghaddafi insisted in a television appearance that he is still in Libya, and not in Venezuela. He remains defiant towards the protesters who have demanded his ouster. Violence continues throughout Libya, although reliable news about what is happening is scarce. A rumor that Italian warplanes assisted the Libyan air force in suppressing the demonstrators was vigorously denied by the Italian defense minister.

The conflict in Libya has raised the price of oil by 9%, and the damage to the Italian stock market caused the euro to fall against the dollar. The EU is concerned that a new flood of refugees may cross the Mediterranean from Libya, and some Italian analysts believe that more 100,000 people will flee North Africa in the coming weeks.

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EscapeVelocity said...

Just a reminder, the Libyan government sits on the UN Human Rights Council.

Anonymous said...

I'm beginning to like Ghaddafi.

Feli said...

13 Hurt in Stabbing Spree on Resort Island

Assailant in Spain stabs 13 people at random on resort island Ibiza, some in serious condition


“The alleged attacker, a 41-year-old Moroccan man, is now in police custody”


Feli said...

'British troops burn in hell': Muslim extremists face EDL supporters in ugly scenes outside poppy-burning trial

Muslim extremists chanted ‘British troops burn in hell’ outside a court today, as two men went on trial for burning poppies on Remembrance Day.

Ugly scenes erupted outside Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court, south-east London, as Muslims gathered to support Mohammed Haque and Emdadur Choudhury, who are accused of using ‘threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour’.