DR Congo Thwarts Coup Attempt — CRIEnglish An unknown group of armed men on Sunday attacked the residence of the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Joseph Kabila. The raid soon fell in disarray with seven assailants killed. Officials told Xinhua that the residence situated in Gombe district in the capital Kinshasa was attacked at 1:30 p.m. local time (1230 GMT). The assault prompted a return of fire from the presidential guards, who killed at least seven attackers, injured several others and arrested some more. Xinhua was told that after 30 minutes of heavy fighting, one of the presidential guards was seriously injured. Read more …. More News On A Coup Attempt In The DR Congo DR Congo attack was launched by ‘about 100 fighters’ — AFP Up to 10 killed in raid on DR Congo leader’s home — AFP DRC president’s residence attacked — CNN Congolese Soldiers Repel Attack on Presidential Residence — Bloomberg Gunmen attack President Kabila’s residence — RFI DRC official: Investigation to Follow Presidential Residence Attack — Voice of America Congo coup attempt?: Gunmen launch a bungled assault on the president’s house — Global Post
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Gadhafi Clamps Down On Protesters In Libya’s Capital — USA Today BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi maintained a crackdown in the capital Monday as anti-government protesters appeared in the streets of Tripoli and fighting against Gadhafi forces broke out in other cities. In Tripoli, a few hundred protesters marched in the Tajoura district after burying one of the victims of a deadly crackdown last week, said Ahmad Hamadi, a resident of Tripoli. Pro-government forces dispersed the protesters, and no casualties were reported. Read more …. More News On The Civil War In Libya Pro-Gadhafi forces close in on rebel-held cities — Yahoo News/AP World raises pressure on Libya, battles for key towns — Yahoo News/Reuters Pro-Gadhafi Forces Attempt Raids on East — Wall Street Journal Reports: Gadhafi forces attack 2 cities — UPI Libya Wages Counterattack on Rebels, and Battles Rage — New York Times Libyan police ‘shoot down’ protesters in Tripoli — RIA Novosti Security Forces Stop Protests in Libyan Capital — Voice of America More skirmishes in Libya as U.S., Europe ratchet up pressure — Washington Post Zawiyah: 30 miles from Tripoli, the city on the frontline of Libya’s revolt — The Guardian Gaddafi rivals close in on Tripoli — Al Jazeera Libyan militias prepare to join forces before assault on Tripoli — The Guardian Libyans ‘ready to die for me’, says Kadhafi — Yahoo News/AFP Libya protests: Gaddafi says ‘all my people love me’ — BBC Libya’s Gaddafi: ‘My people love me’ — BBC Gaddafi: My people will die to protect me — Ynet News Qaddafi: My people “would die for me” — CBS News Pressure Grows On Libya’s Qaddafi To Quit — Radio Free Europe U.S. hits Libya with sanctions, shuts embassy — Reuters US to impose sanctions on Libya — Al Jazeera Libya sanctions: China’s new role at the UN — Christian Science Monitor Security Council Calls for War Crimes Inquiry in Libya — New York Times Refugees flee Libya amid bloodshed — L.A. Times Oil Flows as Rebels Gain — Wall Street Journal US deploys naval and air forces to Libya — The National ‘Voice of Free Libya’ battles Qaddafi – on air — Christian Science Monitor Libya’s revolution headquarters — Al Jazeera Libya After Gaddafi — Dirk Vandewalle, Yahoo News/The Daily Beast Keeping up with the Gaddafis — Al Jazeera
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World Raises Pressure On Libya, Battles For Key Towns — Yahoo News/Reuters TRIPOLI (Reuters) – The United States and other foreign governments discussed military options for dealing with Libya on Monday as Muammar Gaddafi scoffed at the threat to his government from a spreading popular uprising. With government forces massing to try to take back strategic coastal cities from rebels, the United States said it was moving U.S. naval and air forces closer to Libya. Read more …. MIDDLE EAST Bahraini protesters move to parliament building. Outside Yemen’s capital, anger and grievances run deep. Iraqi PM Maliki pledges reform after ‘Day of Rage’. Obama welcomes Bahrain cabinet reshuffle. Oman protests intensify as Sultan struggles to appease demonstrators . Oman protesters stage third day of unrest. Iran naval mission ‘not aggressive': admiral. ASIA Quake-hit New Zealand braces for more than 240 deaths. China tamps down Middle East-inspired protests before they can gain momentum. China mobilizes against activists. North Korea threatens ‘firing attacks’ on South over leaflets about Mideast turmoil. US, South Korea begin military drill amid North Korean war threats. New Zealand quake damages may cost as much as $15.1 billion. AFRICA Libya: West ready to use force against Col Gaddafi amid chemical weapon fears . Opposition declares new Libya government as Qaddafi hangs on . Rebels in Libya’s east say they’re not ready to take Tripoli . U.S. fears Tripoli may deploy gas as chaos mounts . Egypt bans Mubarak from travel, freezes assets. Tunisians celebrate prime minister’s resignation after round-the-clock protests. DR Congo: Six killed in ‘coup bid’ against Kabila . Somali pirates seize cargo ship with 23 crew. Belarus has broken arms embargo by sending attack helicopters to Ivory Coast, says UN chief. UN warns Belarus about supplying helicopters to Ivory Coast. Attack kills four in central Nigeria: military. Three killed in Tunisia clashes: government . EUROPE Russia aims to reform corrupt police. Nicolas Sarkozy sacks foreign minister after Tunisia row . Sarkozy names Juppe Foreign Minister to stem critics of Mideast response. Ireland parties talk coalition, seek bailout changes . Fraud and bribery trials return to add to Berlusconi’s woes . Silvio Berlusconi: Italy PM’s tax fraud trial resumes . AMERICAS Fidel Castro expected to resign as Cuba party chief. US Treasury blocks record $30bn of Libya assets. Libya: Col Gaddafi’s son ‘in hiding on Venezuelan island’. Mexico arrests two more in US agent Jaime Zapata murder. Report: Massive landslide hits Bolivian capital. Chile earthquake anniversary puts President Piñera in the hotseat. TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR As regimes fall in Arab world, Al Qaeda sees history fly by. Afghan intel links Jalalabad bank attack, other suicide attacks to Pakistan. Anxiety on all sides of upcoming House hearing on radicalization of U.S. Muslims . Next wave of Al Qaeda coming from within U.S.? Al-Qaida’s No. 2 incites Tunisians, Egyptians. ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS Google confirms missing email problem in Gmail. Oil rises $1 as Oman protests fan supply concern. 3M chief warns Obama over business regulation. Madoff to NY magazine: Government a Ponzi scheme.
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World News Briefs — February 28, 2011 (Evening Edition)
ANALYSIS-After The Crisis, A Worldwide Rise In Unrest? — Reuters In authoritarian states, protesters want more freedom * Financial adjustments bring anger in Western economies * Vicious cycle of inflation and unrest LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) – With the Middle East in turmoil, other authoritarian states jumpy and post-crisis economic pain prompting protest in western Europe and elsewhere, some suspect a systemic rise in worldwide unrest might just be beginning. Instability in the already volatile oil-producing Middle East could produce a feedback loop where unrest pushes up energy prices, fuelling inflation and deepening discontent both in the region and around the world. In most countries, the so-called “misery index” — an aggregation of unemployment and inflation long seen as a warning of protest and instability — is pushing higher. Read more …. Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials Oil Shock, 2011 — Gordon Chang, Forbes Cyberspace Wars — Joseph Nye Jr., New York Times Arab revolutions, China and oil — Gwynne Dyer, Korea Times Kim Will Never Give Up His Nukes — Jack David & Melanie Kirkpatrick, Real Clear World The ‘Israel First’ Myth — James Taranto, Wall Street Journal GI ingenuity is why we can fight and win — James Jay Carafano, Washington Examiner Iran’s Economy in the Shadow of Regional Upheaval — Suzanne Maloney, USIP A false choice between Iran and the US for Arab states — Tony Karon, The National Russia: The Never-Ending Civil War — Alexei Bayer, Moscow Times Rumsfeld’s Rebuttal — Victor Davis Hanson, City Journal Analysts Warn Conflict in Libya Could be Lengthy — Voice of America Libya’s information walls come tumbling down — Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy In ‘Free Libya': Hey, Who, Exactly, Is in Charge Here? — Andrew Lee Butters and Abigail Hauslohner, Time Magazine Libya’s revolution headquarters — Al Jazeera Libya After Gaddafi — Dirk Vandewalle, Yahoo News/The Daily Beast Keeping up with the Gaddafis — Al Jazeera
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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials — February 28, 2011
Pakistan Tried To Trade CIA Contractor for ‘Lady al Qaeda’ — ABC News U.S. Nixed Deal To Swap Raymond Davis for Aafia Siddiqui. The government of Pakistan offered to trade a CIA contractor currently jailed in that country for a Pakistani neuroscientist suspected by U.S. intelligence to be an al Qaeda operative. According to a senior American administration official and a Pakistani official involved in the negotiations to free CIA contractor Raymond Davis, the Pakistani government proposed trading Davis for Aafia Siddiqui, an MIT-educated Pakistani neuroscientist currently serving 86 years in federal prison for attempted murder. Read more …. More News On CIA Agent Raymond Davis Davis Spy Crisis: Top U.S., Pakistan Spooks in Talks — Time Magazine Forty-five arrested for having links with Davis — DAWN Spy war threatens Pakistan-US ties — DAWN This CIA agent is no diplomat — Craig Murray, The Guardian Our Man in Pakistan — Christopher Hitchens, Slate Keeping Quiet About Davis — Amy Davidson, New Yorker My Comment: This case exemplifies the dysfunctional U.S – Pakistan relationship. There will be a solution to this impasse …. but only when the furor within the Pakistan public has dissipated.
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The Ongoing Saga Of CIA Agent Raymond Davis In Pakistan