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About 30,000 Hungarians have been protesting on Monday (photo, from nytimes.com) in Hungary’s capital Budapest against the country’s controversial new constitution that came into force on January 1st. (more…)

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The Arab League mission arrived in Syria five days ago, where the 60 observers (photo, from lefigaro.fr) are to verify the implementation of a peace plan which requires the end of all violence, the withdrawal of troops from the streets and the release of political prisoners. (more…)

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About 700 protesters have been arrested on Saturday night after they shut down a lane of traffic for several hours on Brooklyn Bridge (photo, from nytimes.com). They were protesting against corporate greed in a walk organised by the “Occupy Wall Street” group. Most of them have now been freed, said New York City police. (more…)

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The trial of former Egyptian president started on Wednesday in Cairo. Speaking from a hospital stretcher where he lay inside a cage for defendants, Hosni Mubarak (photo, from nytimes.com) has denied charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters. This last charge carries the death penalty. (more…)

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Control of the media has been tightened in Saudi Arabia by amendments to the media law issued as a royal order on Friday. State media reported that the amendments threaten fines and closure of publications which jeopardised the country’s stability or offended clerics. (more…)

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For a second day running protesters gathered in the Syrian capital Damascus (map) to demand the release of political prisoners, defying a ban on demonstrations. (more…)

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Following weeks of anti-government protests in Bahrain, the king has declared a state of emergency that will last for three months on the island, state TV reported. (more…)

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