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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Libyan Protesters Make Gains, Bahrain King Seeks Saudi Help

A Libyan boy flashes a V sign as he protests against Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, in Tobruk, Libya, on Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011. (AP)

A Libyan boy flashes a V sign as he protests against Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, in Tobruk, Libya, on Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011. (AP)

We get an update on the protests across the Middle East and North Africa:

  • In Libya, anti-government demonstrators continue to make gains against the regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, despite a brutal government response.  Foreigners continue to flee the country.
  • In Yemen thousands came out in the capital city, Sanaa, and several legislators resigned their posts.
  • And in Bahrain, the King is visiting neighboring Saudi Arabia to seek advice after tens of thousands took over the country’s capital in a massive show of force against the monarchy yesterday with the cry, “Tunisia, Egypt, Are We Different?”

The Brookings Institution’s Shadi Hamid joins us from Doha, Qatar.


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