Thursday, March 17, 2011
War for the Middle East
Links from around the Middle East.
Opposition Activists Detained In Bahrain, Group Says
Bahrain has imposed a three-month emergency rule that gives the military wide powers to battle the pro-democracy uprising that began in mid-February in the strategic nation, which hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.
U.S. Seeks Range of Strikes on Libya at U.N.
"The U.S. doesn't want a war," an Obama administration official said. "But we want to prevent a slaughter."
''Dozens injured'' in renewed Yemen protests
Activists in the southern city of Taiz said police opened fire on pro-democracy protesters on Thursday, leaving many wounded.
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