Middle East: February 2011 Archives
Wednesday February 16, 2011
February 17 & 20: from Lampedusa, Italy - Kingi, Democratic Republic of Congo - Uganda - Iran via Washington - Urumqi, China
They chased their president into exile, but thousands of Tunisians are fleeing their "revolution" seeking refuge on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo/Reuters
The aftershocks of Tunisia's uprising. Why the revolution is driving some people out of the country.
In Uganda, the opposition fears the country's strongman will steal this week's election.
Iran is erupting, but it's all just good sketch material for a couple of expat comics living in Washington.
We're in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where former rebels are getting away with murder.
And, the sound of Uyghur music. A minority in China listens to its past, for clues to its future.Read more »
Categories: 2010 Season, Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Past Episodes
Wednesday February 2, 2011
American preacher Sam Childers set up an orphanage in Southern Sudan, then went hunting for the most fearsome of rebel leaders. Photo/Lionsgate Productions
Egypt's temper. Word from the capital on the cusp of historic change.
Machine Gun Preacher of Sudan; why a reformed biker's waging war on one of Africa's the most feared rebel armies.
Cockeldoodeldoo! The misplaced love of a Mexican for his cockfighting roosters.
Somalia: a free-fire zone where the streetlights don't work; welcome to the world of Mogadishu's Mayor.
The empire steps back; the BBC reduces foreign-language broadcasting to several key countries.Read more »
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- 'There are voices under the rubble': At least 73 dead in central Italy earthquake
- A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday. At least 73 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.
- 4 reported dead after 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes central Burma
- A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Burma on Wednesday, damaging temples and killing four people, according to local media reports.
- Analysis How you could make cash on a Donald Trump victory: Don Pittis
- Making a real-money investment in Donald Trump is literally possible as poll numbers change and other investors use election markets as a prediction tool.
- Updated World's largest aircraft damaged in test flight crash landing
- The world's longest aircraft, the Airlander 10 airship, has crash-landed after a test flight in Bedfordshire, central England, its British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles said on Wednesday.
- CBC in Brazil On the eve of Rousseff impeachment trial, PR war waged over former Brazilian leader
- As former president's trial begins, Brazilians protest in support of Dilma Rousseff and in opposition to her - trying to win the world's favour.