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Swiss freeze Qaddafi assets: How dictators stash their cash 101

by Stephen Kurczy Christian Science Monitor February 25, 2011

Boston — Switzerland on Thursday announced it was freezing any assets in its banks belonging to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, yet another blow to the embattled strongman who faces increasing pressure to step down....

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Middle East protests: A country-by-country look

by New York Times February 25, 2011

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Feeding the world: Will there be enough food as world population grows to nine billion?

by The Economist February 24, 2011

THE 1.6-hectare (4-acre) Broadbalk field lies in the centre of Rothamsted farm, about 40km (25 miles) north of London. In 1847 the farm's founder, Sir John Lawes, described its soil as a heavy loam resting on chalk and capable of producing good wheat when well manured. The 2010 harvest did not seem ...

Bengazi, Libya: Citizens protest 42 year rule of Gaddafi—security forces respond, killing 200

by Al Jazeera February 20, 2011

Anti-government protesters in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi have reportedly seized army vehicles and weapons amid worsening turmoil in the African nation....

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood promotes moderate path, but is mistrusted by the West and some in Egypt

by BBC News February 20, 2011

The Muslim Brotherhood - the biggest opposition force in Egypt - is mistrusted in the West and by some in Egypt. The BBC's Tarik Kafala investigates its platform and activities....

Egypt’s army helped oust President Mubarak

by BBC News February 19, 2011

The full picture of the exact role played by the Egyptian army in forcing President Hosni Mubarak to step down has yet to emerge....

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Swiss locate funds linked to Mubarak

by David Rohde and Aram Roston New York Times February 18, 2011

Investigators have discovered tens of millions of dollars in Swiss bank accounts belonging to the ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his family or five prominent associates, officials in Switzerland announced Friday. The officials said the accounts had been frozen, but declined to break down w...

As food prices soar, most developed countries ignore 2009 promise to fund food security initiative

by Howard Schneider Washington Post February 18, 2011

World financial leaders gathering in Paris this weekend have put the recent rise in food prices high on their agenda, examining whether new trading rules or better...

Women stand for equality in Tahir Square

by Kathy Lally Washington Post February 18, 2011

CAIRO - Women think as differently as they dress here, but they have emerged from the barricades agreeing on one thing: This is their moment in history, and they cannot afford to lose it. ...

Egypt’s missing stir doubts on military’s vows for change

by Liam Stack New York Times February 17, 2011

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