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Some residents say more could have been done to avert damage.
20 Nov 12
"It's not looking good," official said as winds headed for shore.
Demonstrators at a police rally in Tunis hold up protest banners. (Photo: Kathryn Henneberger/Flickr)
20 Sep 11
Officers protest over prime minister’s criticism and threat to close their unions.
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19 Sep 11
Many Egyptians are calling for a revision of the Camp David agreement - but Israel is in no mood for dialogue.
Protesters clash with police in Baku. (Photo: Idrak Abbasov)
22 Apr 11
Authorities react very nervously to signs that opposition disquiet could turn into mass protests that toppled governments of Egypt and Tunisia.
Shia Iraqis took to the streets last month to call for regime change in Bahrain, where the government has been accused of human rights abuses in its crackdown on the opposition. Iraqi support for Bahrain's Shia majority has drawn controversy domestically and angered the Gulf states, which have called for the upcoming Iraq-hosted Arab summit to be cancelled. (Photo: IWPR)
15 Apr 11
Iraq’s Sunni politicians and Gulf states express disquiet at the criticism of the Bahrain authorities’ crackdown.
5 Aug 10
Economy, security and services affected by five-month stalemate over government formation.
The city of Najaf, one of the holiest in Shia Islam and home to Iraq’s powerful Shia religious leadership, which has been shaken by a sex scandal.  (Photo: Jamal Penjweny)
4 Jul 10
Videos allegedly showing senior cleric having sex seen as blow to reputation of highest Shia religious body.
25 Nov 09
Election commission officials call for second round of voting, but time, weather, and security are against them.
3 Nov 09
One week before second round of troubled presidential elections, both candidates are engaging in potentially dangerous brinkmanship.
29 Oct 09
Many residents say the fraud and intimidation that marred the first round has put them off taking part in the second.

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