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Policemen clash with pro-democracy demonstrators during a protest organised by the “February 20 Movement”, who are demanding political reforms, in Casablanca May 29, 2011. Police used truncheons to break up an anti-government protest in Morocco’s commercial capital, Casablanca, on Sunday and dozens of people were injured, organisers said. Picture taken on May 29, 2011. [Photo: Reuters/Macao]
Weekend News Roundup: Bahrain, Burkina Faso, China, France, Greece, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Bahrain:
UK trained Bahraini army officers even after crackdown began | The Independent
Bahraini female doctors recount detention ‘horror’ | AFP
France 24 correspondent tortured for covering pro-democracy demonstrations | Reporters Without Borders
U.S. yanks diplomat from Bahrain after he’s threatened | McClatchy
Bahrain parliamentarians demand treason charges after WikiLeaks | Monsters & Critics
Bahrain’s official tally shows cost to Shiites of crackdown | McClatchy
Will Bahrain’s Arab Spring bear fruit? | BBC Radio
Burkina Faso:
Gunfire reported in east, north Burkina Faso as soldiers protest in latest episode of unrest | AP
Protesting Burkina Faso soldiers fire into air | BBC
Burkina Faso Cotton Farmers Refuse to Plant Seeds Over Price | Bloomberg
China:
Truck Driver Incident Sparks Unrest in Inner Mongolia | WSJ
China tries to avert Inner Mongolia protests | LA Times
France:
Hundreds in Paris demo modelled on Spain protest | AFP
Greece:
Greek protesters turn out in thousands | AFP
Greek opposition sets demands as EU/IMF verdict nears | Reuters
Ivory Coast:
Reluctant to Return Home | IRIN
Ivory Coast needs 20 billion euros in aid, says president | AFP
Kuwait:
2,000 rally to demand resignation of embattled prime minister | LA Times
Opposition warns gov’t to heed youth protests | Kuwait Times
Morocco:
Moroccan police violently disrupt pro-democracy protests in Casablanca and near capital | AP
Police violence reaching new levels in Morocco with Sunday beatings | CNN
VIDEO: Morocco forces beat men, women during protest | casa20fevrier (h/t wardasahra)
Nigeria:
Presidential Inauguration - Security Forces Foil Planned Disruption | Vanguard
Spain:
Down but not out: the plight of Spain’s ‘lost generation’ | The Independent
Opinion: Spain’s ‘Real Democracy Now’ movement | AJE
Vote keeps Madrid tent city alive | BBC
Syria:
Apparent torture of boy reinvigorates Syria’s protest movement | Washington Post
In Syria, Accounts of Widening Torture | WSJ
Activists say Syrian troops shell central town, armed residents put up fierce resistance | AP
Restive towns ‘surrounded’ by tanks | BBC
Iran reportedly aiding Syrian crackdown | Washington Post
Change Appears Inevitable In Syria, Analysts Say | NPR
Key business figures in Syria back opposition conference | Guardian
Comment: ‘One, one, one, the Syrian people are one’ | Guardian
Letters: Arab revolutions and the world’s hypocrisy | Hamid Dabashi, Inderjeet Parmar, et al
Tunisia:
New Tunisia finds its voices, and they’re uncomfortably familiar | McClatchy
Tunisian Leaders Call for Aid | WSJ
Tunisian PM says won’t fight election delay | AFP
Yemen:
Yemen forces ‘kill 20 protesters’ in Taiz | BBC
3 French aid workers missing in eastern Yemen; security officials fear they’ve been kidnapped | AP
Explosions reported in Yemeni capital | AJE
Yemeni jets bomb al Qaeda-held city | Reuters
Al Qaeda group said to take over major Yemeni city | LA Times
Yemen leader accused of allowing Islamist takeover | AP

Policemen clash with pro-democracy demonstrators during a protest organised by the “February 20 Movement”, who are demanding political reforms, in Casablanca May 29, 2011. Police used truncheons to break up an anti-government protest in Morocco’s commercial capital, Casablanca, on Sunday and dozens of people were injured, organisers said. Picture taken on May 29, 2011. [Photo: Reuters/Macao]

Weekend News Roundup: Bahrain, Burkina Faso, China, France, Greece, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Morocco, Nigeria, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

Bahrain:

UK trained Bahraini army officers even after crackdown began | The Independent

Bahraini female doctors recount detention ‘horror’ | AFP

France 24 correspondent tortured for covering pro-democracy demonstrations | Reporters Without Borders

U.S. yanks diplomat from Bahrain after he’s threatened | McClatchy

Bahrain parliamentarians demand treason charges after WikiLeaks | Monsters & Critics

Bahrain’s official tally shows cost to Shiites of crackdown | McClatchy

Will Bahrain’s Arab Spring bear fruit? | BBC Radio

Burkina Faso:

Gunfire reported in east, north Burkina Faso as soldiers protest in latest episode of unrest | AP

Protesting Burkina Faso soldiers fire into air | BBC

Burkina Faso Cotton Farmers Refuse to Plant Seeds Over Price | Bloomberg

China:

Truck Driver Incident Sparks Unrest in Inner Mongolia | WSJ

China tries to avert Inner Mongolia protests | LA Times

France:

Hundreds in Paris demo modelled on Spain protest | AFP

Greece:

Greek protesters turn out in thousands | AFP

Greek opposition sets demands as EU/IMF verdict nears | Reuters

Ivory Coast:

Reluctant to Return Home | IRIN

Ivory Coast needs 20 billion euros in aid, says president | AFP

Kuwait:

2,000 rally to demand resignation of embattled prime minister | LA Times

Opposition warns gov’t to heed youth protests | Kuwait Times

Morocco:

Moroccan police violently disrupt pro-democracy protests in Casablanca and near capital | AP

Police violence reaching new levels in Morocco with Sunday beatings | CNN

VIDEO: Morocco forces beat men, women during protest | casa20fevrier (h/t wardasahra)

Nigeria:

Presidential Inauguration - Security Forces Foil Planned Disruption | Vanguard

Spain:

Down but not out: the plight of Spain’s ‘lost generation’ | The Independent

Opinion: Spain’s ‘Real Democracy Now’ movement | AJE

Vote keeps Madrid tent city alive | BBC

Syria:

Apparent torture of boy reinvigorates Syria’s protest movement | Washington Post

In Syria, Accounts of Widening Torture | WSJ

Activists say Syrian troops shell central town, armed residents put up fierce resistance | AP

Restive towns ‘surrounded’ by tanks | BBC

Iran reportedly aiding Syrian crackdown | Washington Post

Change Appears Inevitable In Syria, Analysts Say | NPR

Key business figures in Syria back opposition conference | Guardian

Comment: ‘One, one, one, the Syrian people are one’ | Guardian

Letters: Arab revolutions and the world’s hypocrisy | Hamid Dabashi, Inderjeet Parmar, et al

Tunisia:

New Tunisia finds its voices, and they’re uncomfortably familiar | McClatchy

Tunisian Leaders Call for Aid | WSJ

Tunisian PM says won’t fight election delay | AFP

Yemen:

Yemen forces ‘kill 20 protesters’ in Taiz | BBC

3 French aid workers missing in eastern Yemen; security officials fear they’ve been kidnapped | AP

Explosions reported in Yemeni capital | AJE

Yemeni jets bomb al Qaeda-held city | Reuters

Al Qaeda group said to take over major Yemeni city | LA Times

Yemen leader accused of allowing Islamist takeover | AP

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    wow! I did not expect Morocco to explode with revolution so soon!
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