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Tunisia asks Saudi Arabia to extradite Ben Ali

Tunisia’s interim government on Sunday asked Saudi Arabia to extradite deposed strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali as it faced a second day of protests demanding its resignation. Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi’s government made the official request to Riyadh, where Ben Ali fled on January 14 with his family after weeks of popular revolt…

Gaddafi’s son vows reform after violence

Rabat – A son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi promised a programme of reforms on Sunday after bloody protests against his father’s rule reached the capital.

Qaddafi’s Son Warns of Civil War as Libyan Protests Widen

CAIRO — A five-day-old uprising in Libya took control of its second-largest city of Benghazi and spread for the first time to the capital of Tripoli late on Sunday as the heir-apparent son of its strongman, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, warned Libyans in a televised speech that their oil-rich country would fall into civil war and even renewed Western…

Abolish monarchy, chant Shia Muslims

BAHRAIN – Chanting, singing and waving roses, Bahrain’s Shia Muslims ran in their tens of thousands back into Pearl Square in the centre of Manama after two days of bloodshed as police and soldiers battled to keep them from the streets of the capital. The army tanks withdrew from the area – Bahrain’s version of Cairo’s Tahrir Square – in the…

Uganda president wins new term; opposition rejects

MAX DELANY Associated Press= KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s longtime president has won another term, the country’s election commission said Sunday, but the top opposition leader alleged the election was fraudulent and vowed to reject the results. The electoral commission said Sunday that President Yoweri Museveni won 68 percent of votes in…

Palestinians rally over ‘despicable’ Obama UN veto

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) – Around 3,000 Palestinians gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday to protest against the US veto that nixed a Security Council resolution on Israeli settlements. The crowd massed in Manara Square, a central traffic circle in the West Bank city, waving banners and shouting slogans against…

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