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Erdogan blames terrorists, foreigners for unrest in Turkey

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid the blame on a “terrorist organization” and foreign suspects for anti-government demonstrations that continue to rock his country.

Speaking to reporters in Tunis on the last leg of his North Africa tour on Thursday, Erdogan said seven foreigners have been arrested in connection with the week-long protest rallies. However, He did not specify the nationalities of the detainees.

“Seven foreigners have been implicated in the unrest, six of whom have appeared before the public prosecutor and one of whom is under arrest,” Erdogan stated.

“An inquiry is taking place to determine the manner in which they took part in the violence,” he said.

Erdogan, however, refused to back down on the implementation of a controversial Istanbul development plan that has triggered anti-government demonstrations.

“We will go through with this project which respects…

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will authorize the deployment of the country’s armed forces to quash street protests in Cairo, Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram reported. At least seven people died over the last few days in the unrest gripping the city.

Al-Ahram writes that the new legal measures approved by the cabinet are geared towards helping security forces “maintain security and protect vital state institutions.” The publication added the armed forces would also be given powers of arrest.

The palace is now surrounded by barbed wire fences and concrete barricades, with police and soldiers guarding the perimeter. Tanks and armored vehicles we deployed in the Egyptian capital on Thursday to quell the rising unrest.

Read full report via RT.com

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Tony Cartalucci

Prisonplanet.com
November 11, 2012

The US-engineered “Arab Spring” brought us the “April 6 Youth Movement” in Egypt, run by Wall Street-backed Mohammed ElBaradei in coordination with the Muslim Brotherhood, the “February 17 Revolution,” consisting of Al Qaeda terrorists of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in Libya, and now Argentina has the “8N,” or “November 8″ movement working in coordination with foreign-owned Argentinian media group, “Clarín.” Clarin has been enthusiastically supporting the protesters and laying the rhetorical groundwork justifying their street presence.

The Guardian reported in their article, “Argentina protests: up to half a million rally against Fernández de Kirchner,” that (emphasis added):

Word of the demonstration spread through social networks. Many organisers remain anonymous, but Mariana Torres, administrator of the Facebook page El Anti-K, one of the most active in calling for the rally, said she was delighted: “It was a true feast…

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A Bahraini civilian court has upheld the sentences handed down to at least 13 leading opposition leaders, Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority says.

The jail terms, seven of them life sentences, were previously issued by a military court.

The lawyers of the opposition leaders say, however, that the civilian court’s decision may still be appealed.

Human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and opposition leader Hassan Mushaimaa are among those sentenced to life in prison.

“The verdict does not come as a shock. With no international consequences and accountability for the Bahrain regime, they have no incentive to change,” Khawaja’s daughter, Maryam, said on Twitter.

The Bahraini regime sentenced human rights activist Nabeel Rajab to three years in prison over charges of participation in anti-regime rallies in the Persian Gulf island state.

This is while human rights groups, including Amnesty International, have called for the immediate release of Rajab from jail.

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At least 140 killed in Sudan violence: UN

At least 140 people have been killed and 90 wounded in the remote troubled Wunchuei region in southern Sudan over the past week, a senior UN official said on Thursday.

Clashes, apparently between rival tribal groups, occurred some time since the beginning of the year but reports emerged only after a UN security team visited the remote area by aircraft two days ago.

“Local sources on the ground said that at least 140 people had been killed, 90 wounded and 30,000 head of cattle had been stolen,” said Lise Grande, the UN Deputy Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in south Sudan.

Ms Grande said a military team of UN peacekeepers had left Thursday by vehicles to ascertain the exact situation on the ground.

“This is a matter of deep concern,” she said.

The dead were from the Dinka people common in the area. Local sources suggested that a rival group from the Nuer people were responsible, but the report could not be immediately confirmed.

Clashes between rival ethnic groups in south Sudan erupt frequently – often sparked by cattle rustling and disputes over natural resources, while others are retaliation for previous attacks.

However, a string of recent raids has shocked many, with an apparent sharp increase in attacks on women and children, as well as the targeting of homesteads.

In September, more than 100 people, including South Sudanese troops, were killed in weekend clashes in the Jonglei state after Nuer raided a Dinka village where the troops had a base.

More than 2,000 people have died and 250,000 have been displaced in inter-tribal violence across southern Sudan since January, according to the United Nations, which says the rate of violent deaths now surpasses that in the war-torn western region of Darfur.

The United Nations has warned that poor rains and food insecurity could spark further clashes, with tensions rising as pastoralist cattle herders move their animals into areas controlled by rival groups.

AFP

Read the full report here via At least 140 killed in Sudan violence: UN – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).