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Listeners respond to WMNF's Ahmed Bedier loss of his brother to bloodshed in Egypt

08/16/13 Janelle Irwin
Last Call Friday
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Security and health officials say 60 people have been killed across Egypt after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following bloodshed earlier this week.

As military helicopters circled overhead, residents pelted the Brotherhood protesters with rocks and glass bottles. The two sides also fired on one another, sparking running street battles.

Police in uniform were nowhere to be seen as civilians fir...

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Palestinian American Journalist Ali Abunimah discusses Egypt's Role in Palestine

07/26/13 Samar Jarrah
True Talk
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Today on True Talk host Samar Jarrah spoke with Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian American journalist who is a proponent of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and author of the book [One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse][1]. Abunimah spoke about his recent visit to Gaza for the Palestine Festival of Literature. Abunimah also discussed Egypt's role in the Palestinian occupation and how the Egyptian media are demonizing Palestinians.

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In January Obama called on authorities to protect free assembly and free speech ... in Egypt listen

10/26/11 Seán Kinane & Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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President Barack Obama has not called for restraint by police in their response to the Occupy movement that is sweeping the country ant the world. That’s despite this address on January 28 when the President called on authorities in Egypt to respect the rights of free assembly and free speech of the demonstrators occupying Tahrir Square.

"My administration has been closely monitoring the situation in Egypt, and I know that we will be learning more tomorrow when day breaks. As the situa...

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Trial of Hosni Mubarak begins in Egypt listen

08/03/11 wire services including AP
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a defendant's cage on a hospital gurney at the start of his trial today. He is charged with corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him. But he denied all charges.

After short sessions, the judge adjourned the trial until August 15, ordering him held at a military hospital near Cairo and overseen by an oncologist. That is one of the strongest indications yet that the 83-year-old Mubarak has c...

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Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders listen

05/19/11 wire reports including AP
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President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians' demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war. Israel's prime minister has rejected that, saying return to the borders before Israel occupied the Palestinian territories would spell disaster for the Jewish state.

Obama outlined U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa in a speech today.

"T...

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Tens of thousands rally in Gaza and West Bank for a united Palestine listen

03/15/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tunisia-inspired youth-led uprisings spiked today in Palestine. National Public Radio reports that 4,000 people demonstrated in the West Bank, and tens of thousands gathered in the Gaza Strip. WMNF’s reporter in Gaza, Pam Bailey, tells us, the protesters want a unified Palestinian government and an end to quarrels between Fatah and Hamas. We spoke with her several hours ago – she was on a mobile phone at one of the demonstrations.

"They are rallying because they want unity. They want ...

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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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Gadhafi warns against foreign intervention listen

03/02/11 wire services
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Libyan rebels have repelled an attack by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi at a key coastal oil installation in Brega.

Gadhafi's forces initially recaptured the facility, but a wave of civilian militias drove them out. At least six people were killed in the fighting.

Meanwhile in the capital, Gadhafi vowed his forces would "fight until the last man and woman." In the speech broadcast on Libyan state TV, he lashed out against Europe and the United States for pressuring him to step down. G...

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Violence continues in Libya as US and others mull intervention listen

03/01/11 wire services
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Residents of the rebel-held city closest to Libya's capital are celebrating after fighters repelled an overnight attack by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Witnesses say the pro-Gadhafi forces battled the rebels for six hours, but couldn't take control of Zawiya.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Congress today that the U.S. must lead an international response to the crisis, including a no-fly zone.

Clinton says the Obama administration may seek the prosecution o...

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Protests continue in Libya and beyond and are met with violence listen

02/25/11 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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The White House says the U.S. is moving forward with plans to impose unilateral sanctions on Libya in response to violence there.

Another U.S. official says the United States has closed its embassy in Tripoli after evacuating all personnel on a ferry and a chartered airplane.

There are reports of at least four deaths today in Libya's capital. That’s after militias loyal to Moammar Gadhafi opened fire on opponents holding their first major protest in Tripoli in days. On the television ...

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