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Gadhafi troops and rebel forces trade victories listen

03/14/11 wire reports including AP
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West of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, government tanks and artillery bombarded an opposition-held town near the Tunisian border. A resident in Zwara says at least four rebel fighters were killed in the barrage.

In the east, opposition forces have slowed the government's offensive at the oil port of Brega. While Gadhafi's troops used superior firepower to drive the rebels out of the city yesterday, they've been unable to hold it. Rebels pushed back into Brega last night and claim to have cap...

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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt - Mubarak steps down listen

02/11/11 Seán Kinane
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Nonviolent revolution in Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak stepped down today. It was announced by newly appointed vice president Omar Suleiman on State TV, and was translated on Al Jazeera English.

After 29 years in power, Mubarak handed control to the military. Crowds in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square erupted in jubilation for minutes and minutes, which was captured on Al Jazeera English.

One opposition leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, told the Associated Press it...

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Israeli air strikes target Gaza listen

02/09/11 Seán Kinane
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Israel launched a series of air strikes against the Gaza Strip early this morning. The Associated Press reports that eight residents were injured. But WMNF’s reporter in the northern Gaza Strip, Pam Bailey, tells us there were more injuries than that and a child was killed.

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Some Gazans fear another war is around the corner listen

02/08/11 Pam Bailey
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Two years ago, Israel bombarded the Gaza strip: about 1300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed. But Pam Bailey reports, Gazans fear a new war could be around the corner.

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Gazans differ on reaction to Al Jazeera's Palestine Papers listen

02/03/11 Pam Bailey
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While uprisings rage in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen, the release of what is called the “Palestine Papers” by the Al-Jazeera news channel continues to cause an uproar of its own among Palestinians.

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Palestinians in Gaza celebrate the revolution in Tunisia listen

01/20/11 Pam Bailey
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People across the world, including the Middle East, celebrated the peaceful revolution that toppled Tunisia's government. The former president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, was forced to leave the country on Friday. WMNF's reporter in the Gaza Strip, Pam Baily, tells us, Palestinians are inspired by the uprising in Tunisia.

As news of Tunisian revolution spread like wildfire around the world, Arabs living in countries struggling with their own oppressive governments and soaring unemployment we...

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Susan Taylor Martin on the impact of smuggling tunnels on Gaza's economy

11/17/10 Robert Lorei
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Our guest, St. Petersburg Times reporter Susan Taylor Martin recently visited Gaza and she wrote:

"It has been nearly two years since Israel destroyed thousands of homes, schools and other buildings in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during a three-week war to stop rocket attacks on Israeli cities. Although Israel has slightly relaxed its blockade of Gaza, cement is among the many items still not legally allowed into the area except under rare circumstances.

"Hence the tunnels or, a...

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FSRN Reporter Aya Batrawy on Kasmir and Gaza

08/12/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF and Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Our guest is Aya Batrawy. Aya Batrawy is currently an adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo, teaching journalism there. She is also a Correspondent in Cairo, Egypt, for Pacifica's Free Speech Radio News. She has worked and produced stories for a number of places including NPR, BBC and for Egypt's 24-hour English satellite news channel, Nile TV. Her pieces have been picked up and aired on CNN International. She h...

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40 supporters of Gaza Freedom Flotilla rally in Temple Terrace listen

06/14/10 Kelly Benjamin
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Two weeks ago, at least nine activists were killed when Israeli Commandos boarded an aid flotilla that was en route to Gaza last month. Since then, protests and vigils have been taking place all over the world. Around 40 people gathered holding signs and banners during rush hour traffic on Friday in Temple Terrace. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin was there and spoke with Ramsey Kilic, director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Remah Ahmad, a Palestinian woman w...

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Interfaith rally in support of Gaza Freedom Flotilla listen

06/11/10 Kelly Benjamn & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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WMNF reports from an interfaith rally in North Tampa / Temple Terrace in support of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. It's from a mobile phone so the sound is not optimal.

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