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IN the ungoverned part of Somalia another Al-Qaida leader is found dead.. Below this news report are links at the site to much more and who is claiming the death.

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By Abdi Sheikh – 55 mins ago


MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali police said on Saturday that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda operatives, was killed in the capital of the Horn of Africa country on Tuesday.

Mohammed was reputed to be the head of al Qaeda in east Africa, operated in Somalia and is accused of playing a lead role in the 1998 embassy attacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which killed 240 people.

Police said they shot Mohammed at a checkpoint in Mogadishu after an exchange of fire at midnight on Tuesday.

Washington says several al Qaeda members involved in the embassy bombings sought sanctuary in neighboring Somalia, where Islamist al Shabaab insurgents, who claim links to al Qaeda, are fighting a weak Western-backed administration.

Somalia has been without an effective central government since the overthrow of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.

"We have confirmed he was killed by our police at a control checkpoint this week," Halima Aden, a senior national security officer, told Reuters in Mogadishu.

"He had a fake South African passport and of course other documents. After thorough investigation, we confirmed it was him, and then we buried his corpse," Aden said.

The United States had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the Comorian, who spoke five languages and was said to be a master of disguise, forgery and bomb making.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hailed the killing.

She is growing into a war hawk, which would look good if she was to run for POTUS to some. But I thought that the Dems were agaist wars in which we are involved.

"Harun Fazul's death is a significant blow to al Qaeda, its extremist allies, and its operations in East Africa," she told reporters while on a visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Wake up lady like Gates needs to, the truth is we won't be able to win these wars in a very long time frame, if at all.
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She is growing into a war hawk, which would look good if she was to run for POTUS to some. But I thought that the Dems were agaist wars in which we are involved.
Most Dems are hawks until there's a leader with an (R) behind their name...
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Most Dems are hawks until there's a leader with an (R) behind their name...
Awww the spending issue is why they have changed up, from the Progressive elites who have about taken control of the Dem Party.

They and Obama do have a agenda in mind (which will take more time to get to) and one I think most Americans would not like period.

Including many who still think the Dem Party is out to help the people of America and parts of the world.

We have seen or heard about the signs of this over the years from Obama and even in Bush Sr. to Obama presidents creating what is now regs, laws, and situations that seem to show my agenda theory.. ,
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Default Bangladesh And it's Protests as the goverment trys to change the Constitution

Gee when you start to mess with the people and their Constitution or stop using it, it will cause you a backlash..

15 minutes old. Seems we will have another country on our threads soon as it gets worst as another place where a few have most of it, while the many ahve a hut if lucky.

These people when they can find work get a dollor a day. any reader like to try that?

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – Authorities in Bangladesh jailed dozens of protesters Sunday as the opposition enforced its second nationwide general strike this month against government moves to amend the constitution.

At least 50 protesters were sentenced to up to a month in jail in one-day trials for attacking buses and creating public disturbances in pre-strike violence Saturday, said Krishnapada Roy, the deputy police commissioner in the capital, Dhaka.

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its Islamic fundamentalist ally, Jamaat-e-Islami, started enforcing the 36-hour strike beginning at dawn Sunday, a working day in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

The opposition staged a similar shutdown early this month. It says the government wants to repeal a constitutional provision that requires it to hand over power at the end of its term to a nonpartisan administration to conduct new polls. A former chief justice is usually chosen to head the three-month caretaker administration.

The change would mean the next general elections due in 2014 would be overseen by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. That could lead to vote-rigging favoring Hasina's party, opposition spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Saturday.

Thousands of riot police patrolled the streets of Dhaka on Sunday, where shops and schools were closed and traffic was disrupted by the shutdown.

No violence was reported Sunday. But opposition supporters set fire to 11 buses during protests Saturday, police said.

No one was hurt in the attacks on the buses, which were parked in central Dhaka awaiting passengers, Roy said, adding that security had been tightened to prevent further violence.

"We will not bow to police harassment. Our protest will continue," said opposition spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

"The government wants to cling to power. That's why it wants to amend the constitution," Alamgir said.

The government denies the charge.

The move came after the Supreme Court ruled that the provision, included in the constitution in 1996, is undemocratic.

Since the provision's introduction, Bangladesh has held three parliamentary polls supervised by nonpartisan interim governments.

In a speech Friday, Hasina urged the opposition to discuss the issue in Parliament.

"Politics should be discussed in Parliament, not in the street," Hasina said.

In Bangladesh, opposition groups commonly enforce general strikes to highlight their demands.
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I think that all countries with unrest & like things ought to go into this thread as I am starting this one as more countries having social problem like a lot of Muslim have had.

I will even ask one of our mods if they each can be in this one.

Here goes another big one as I have said about China several time it's key and fear is keeping its always growing poulation happy with it's system.

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By SCOTT McDONALD, Associated Press – 2 hrs 23 mins ago


BEIJING – Police said Sunday that 25 people in southern China were arrested after a clash between street vendors and security forces, the second such recent incident highlighting government difficulties controlling widening social unrest.

The arrests were made following a dispute between a migrant couple, who are street vendors, and security forces in Xintang town near Guangzhou city on Saturday night, police said. Such disputes are common, and bystanders often side with the vendors and accuse police of heavy-handed tactics.

A statement posted on the Guangzhou police website said "troublemakers" blocked traffic and damaged vehicles, forcing police to "adopt measures to prevent the incident from further escalating."

It did not say what caused the initial clash in an area full of garment factories and migrant workers.

Also Saturday, paramilitary police patrolled the streets of Lichuan in Hubei province in central China following a riot over the death of city councilman in police custody.

Thousands of people laid siege to government offices in Lichuan on Thursday, throwing bottles, eggs and other objects and tussling with police, according to eyewitnesses reached by phone and accounts posted online.

The riot prompted police to bring in reinforcements from the paramilitary People's Armed Police backed by armored vehicles, said residents reached by phone who refused to give their names for fear of reprisals.

Protesters, including family members, were demanding punishment of those involved in the June 4 death of local People's Congress deputy Ran Jianxin.

Relatives say Ran was beaten to death while undergoing interrogation and have circulated photos on the Internet purporting to show bruises covering his body. Though technically illegal, beatings and torture are believed to be routinely applied by police and investigators who rely overwhelmingly on confessions to obtain convictions.

Ran, 49, had been placed under investigation last November for allegedly taking bribes from construction contractors and was formally arrested and taken into custody on May 26. Ran's family say his arrest and subsequent beating was payback for his leveling allegations of corruption against top city officials.

"Ran's cousin said he found signs of wounds and bruises on Ran's body at the hospital and believed that they were signs of an 'unnatural death,'" the official Xinhua News Agency said in a brief account of the incident.

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Hey a bit more on this small country of Somalia, which most only know as the Pirate Haven.

I have asked a mod to place this and 1 other in the New "COUNTRIES with UNREST. So we shall see if it can be done..

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By ABDI GULED, Associated Press – 2 hrs 32 mins ago


MOGADISHU, Somalia – The killing of an al-Qaida mastermind who planned the devastating bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa drew praise on Sunday from Kenyans and Somalis, while Somalia's president showed documents linking the dead man to militants who are trying to topple his nation's fragile, U.N.-backed government.

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed eluded capture for 13 years and topped the FBI's most wanted list for planning the Aug. 7, 1998, U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. His death, reported Saturday by Somali officials, was the third major blow to al-Qaida in six weeks. The worldwide terror group was headed by Osama bin Laden until his death last month.

But Somali President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed said Mohammed also posed a grave threat to Somalia, which has been ravaged by two decades of anarchy and conflict. Ahmed congratulated government soldiers for killing Mohammed on Tuesday at a Mogadishu security checkpoint.

"His aim was to commit violence in and outside the country," Ahmed said, showing reporters documents and pictures he said government troops recovered from Mohammed.

Ahmed did not let reporters check the documents, but he held up photos he said were of Mohammed's family and operational maps for the militants in Mogadishu.

Ahmed also held up a condolence letter he said Mohammed sent after bin Laden's death. He didn't say who it was addressed to, but said Mohammed co-authored the letter with a known Islamist leader in Somalia, Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys.

Aweys, a veteran Islamist in Somalia since the 1990s, was the leader of the Hizbul Islam militant group that merged with al-Shabab last December. Aweys did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Lawmaker Abdirashid Sheik said Muhammed's death was good for Somalia.

"Somalis have every reason to be happy today because foreign elements within al-Shabab are the real obstacle to stability in Somalia," he said. "Foreigners' universal ideologies don't suit Somalia's local interest. We ask them to leave us alone. We can solve our own problems by ourselves."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton also honored the victims of the bombings during a visit to the American compound in Tanzania.

She put flowers on a large rock just inside the main gate of the embassy, said a silent prayer and spoke with three Tanzanian employees who were at the embassy when it was bombed.

Clinton told embassy workers that the U.S. has not forgotten its pledge "to seek justice against those who would commit such atrocities."

She added: "Last month al-Qaida suffered a major setback with the death of Osama bin Laden and yesterday we received news of another significant blow."

The attacks in Tanzania and Kenya killed 224 people. Most of the dead were Kenyans. Twelve Americans died.

One of the survivors, Douglas Sidialo, was blinded by the bombing in Kenya's capital of Nairobi.

"God the creator has delivered Fazul Abdullah Mohammed to his destiny the same way he delivered bin Laden to his destiny," he said. "When you kill by the sword, bullets and bombs you die through a similar tragedy."

Sidialo, who said he once wanted to skin bin Laden alive, said Sunday he has "moved on" and now would have preferred to see Mohammed captured alive and asked to account for his decisions.

"Any death is not a cause of celebration," he said.

How true yet I and plenty of other's deal with this fact every day/night of their life after having done so..

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And add another country to the list of unrest...

And 3 video's unrelated to this on the upper left worth viewing.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – A U.N. humanitarian report and aid workers caught in the crossfire reported on Wednesday an increase in violence in a new front near the already tense internal border between north and south Sudan, with dozens of people reported killed in attacks.

The violence in South Kordofan has killed at least 25 people, a U.N. humanitarian report said, though it said local sources indicated that up to 64 people had been killed. The north also bombed an airstrip, preventing the movement of food aid and humanitarian workers.

Fighting also broke out Wednesday in Abyei, another hot-button border region that the northern military invaded in May. A southern military spokesman said Wednesday's clash resulted in casualties but that he didn't have exact figures.

The increased violence comes less than a month before Southern Sudan will declare independence from the north on July 9, the culmination of a 2005 peace deal that ended more than two decades of civil war that killed some 2 million people.

But the sudden outbreak in violence on multiple fronts has greatly increased fears of renewed war, with some aid workers in the south indicating the northern government of Khartoum may be moving toward wider conflict.

The violence prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to issue a new warning to Sudan's leaders. He singled out the Khartoum government, saying it "must prevent a further escalation of this crisis by ceasing its military actions immediately, including aerial bombardments, forced displacements and campaigns of intimidation."

Obama said that if Sudan's leaders choose peace, the U.S. will take steps to normalize U.S.-Sudan relations, but that Khartoum will face more pressure and isolation if leaders there "flout their international obligations."

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The 1st country to start the Arab Spring thingy is takling good but some still worry..

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By LEE KEATH, Associated Press – 1 hr 18 mins ago, 18 June 2011


CAIRO – The night breeze blew foul wafts from a nearby canal black with garbage and pollution. The streets jammed with trucks and motorized rickshaws were so shattered that they hardly seemed paved at all.

It was to Cairo's slum of Munib on a recent evening that the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's biggest Islamic group, brought its election campaign message: The country must turn to Islam to rebuild.

"Muslims around the world expect great things from you," Essam el-Erian, deputy head of the Brotherhood's new political party, told supporters crowded into a tent, with men across the aisle from women in headscarves or black veils. "We have to build a nation of freedom and equality, a nation of the true Islam."

The scene, like many in Egypt now, was inconceivable before President Hosni Mubarak's Feb. 11 ouster. Under Mubarak's autocratic regime, the Brotherhood was banned. Tens of thousands of its members were arrested, many tortured, and its gatherings were held largely behind closed doors.

Now, with Mubarak gone, the Brotherhood is storming into the open, appealing to religious voters and trying to win over Egypt's poor. It is likely to be part of Egypt's next government, with a hand not only in ruling but also in writing a new constitution. And its strength has fueled fears among many Egyptians that it will turn what began as a pro-democracy uprising in the Arab world's most populous nation into Islamic rule.

But the Brotherhood's own identity is on the line, and there is pressure from inside and out for it not to go down a sharp-right Islamic road. Internally, Brotherhood moderates — many from a younger generation — are resisting control from hard-line leaders, in a struggle that could fragment the group. And from the outside, a budding democracy is pushing the Brotherhood, at least in public, to present a more liberal face.

How the Brotherhood deals with its new status will be a major test of whether Islamists and democracy can be compatible in the wake of the Middle East's wave of revolutions. With the Brotherhood involved in protests in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Jordan, the answer here could be a model across the region.

"We're not ready for power, we don't have the flexibility," said Mohammed Osman, a 29-year-old pharmacist who counts himself among the Brotherhood's new generation. "To go from prison to power, that could be extremely dangerous."

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In one of Cairo's most prominent mosques, the Brotherhood's top leader, Mohammed Badie, paused in the combination sermon-campaign speech he was delivering from an ornate niche marking the direction of Islam's holy city of Mecca. A child next to him, with a green Brotherhood sash across his chest, took the cue to break in with a chant.

"God is great!" the boy piped up. The crowd of more than 1,000 men, seated on the carpets of the Amr ibn al-As Mosque, echoed back, "God is great, God is great!"

"Egypt's revolution was produced by none other than God Almighty," Badie resumed. "The days of 'no religion in politics and no politics in religion' ended long ago."

The image recalls the nightmares Mubarak's regime often evoked. Without Mubarak's iron grip, his officials warned, the Brotherhood would seize power through the mosque. Women would be forced to wear the headscarf, clerics would hand out punishments like amputations for thieves and whippings for adulterers, and Egypt's large Christian minority would be consigned to second-class status.

It's an image the Brotherhood is trying to shed as it adapts to the demands of a democratic system.

As Egypt races toward its first free and open parliament elections, planned for September, the Brotherhood's power in the new Egypt comes down to a raw count: How many seats it wins. In this country of 80 million, Egyptians are expected to vote in unprecedented numbers. Their preferences have never been measured before.

The 90-year-old Brotherhood, with its hundreds of thousands of activists, has a leg up on more secular activists scrambling to form parties from scratch. For the first time, it has formed a political party, holding rallies nationwide, from rural towns to urban slums.

It has revved up social services that long helped build its following. In the city of Alexandria, young Brothers clean streets and fill potholes. In Kafr Mit Fatek, a tiny Nile Delta farming village, a traveling clinic of Brotherhood doctors gives families free dental work, checkups and gynecological exams.

In a sign of confidence, the group has opened a prominent new Cairo headquarters in a luxury office building proudly emblazoned with its emblem, crossed swords under a Quran with the word "Prepare."

Brotherhood leaders say the new Freedom and Justice Party will run for only half of parliament's seats so it cannot gain a majority — they predict 30-40 percent. Nor will it field a candidate in November's presidential election. It is also trying to form coalitions with other parties, including liberals.

El-Erian, the party's deputy head, says parties must work together for several years to entrench a democratic system.

"Maybe after that, everyone can compete without any problems," he told The Associated Press.

Many Brothers style their party in the mold of Turkey's Islamic-based Justice and Development Party, which has held power for nearly a decade by improving the economy without aggressively pushing a religious agenda.

The vision they have for Egypt: a "civil state with an Islamic basis."

It's a vague formula, and the Brotherhood is under pressure to make clear what it means. Decades of oppression provided the group an odd luxury: Barred from state-dominated media, it rarely had to sell positions to the public. It could tout broad slogans, like "Islam is the solution," and draw support from resentment of Mubarak.

Now Brotherhood officials on TV talk shows are questioned whether they will ban alcohol or implement Islamic punishments. Their answer: It is not the time. The time may never come, they say, and if it does it will only be with voters' consent.

In a draft, the party's vision for a new constitution mirrors that of most liberals, a parliamentary system with limited powers for the president and guarantees of personal freedoms — a radical change to ensure that no irremovable "pharaoh" like Mubarak can rule.

Absent are past Brotherhood ideas, such as a panel of clerics to advise the government.

"We are for freedom of expression for all, even if it's a communist, a leftist or a secularist," says Aly Khafagy, a 29-year-old party organizer. "Ultimately, the street is the one that rules. If the street is the one that can put us in, it can also put us out."
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The aftermath of Syria's attacks to maintain the govt., power..

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By SELCAN HACAOGLU and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press – 2 hrs 25 mins ago, 18 June 2011...

3 Video's on the upper left and this AP – Refugee children look out from a fence, from inside a Syrian refugee camp just at the border in Turkey.


BOYNUYOGUN REFUGEE CAMP, Turkey – Syrian troops backed by tanks and firing heavy machine guns swept into a village near the Turkish border Saturday, forcing more people displaced by the crackdown on anti-government protesters to flee across the frontier.

The Local Coordination Committees, a group that documents protests, said troops backed by six tanks and several armored personnel carriers entered Bdama in the morning. The village, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) from the Turkish border, had a bakery that was the sole source of bread for nearly 2,000 displaced people crowded near the border who had hoped not to have to flee to the Turkish tent-city sanctuary. The town was also supplying medicine and other foodstuffs to them.

Without that critical lifeline, some women and children were already crossing into Turkey Saturday afternoon.

The three-month uprising against President Bashar Assad's rule has proved stunningly resilient despite a relentless crackdown by the military, pervasive security forces and pro-regime gunmen. Human rights activists say more than 1,400 Syrians have been killed and 10,000 detained as Assad tries to maintain his grip on power.

Along the border Saturday, those displaced near Bdama said they were running short of supplies.

"We still have some potatoes, rice and powdered milk but they will run out soon," said Jamil Saeb, one of the Syrians who had so far decided to stay in Syria. "This is our first day without bread."

Saeb said there are children who are sick and there is no medicine. Others are picking apples for lack of other food.

"We are living in catastrophic conditions," he said.

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