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April 23, 2012. A Bahraini Shiite Muslim woman mourns during the funeral of Salah Abbas, 36, whose body was found late last week after he was allegedly shot dead by security forces, in the Shiite village of Bilad Al-Qadim, near Manama, Bahrain (AFP / Getty Images).
ABDUL-RAZZAK TLASS - SPOKESPERSON FOR THE FREE SYRIAN ARMY, AL FAROUK BATTALION - PLEADS WITH UN OBSERVERS TO STAY IN HOMS. Apr 21, 2012 - He asks the UN observer team to leave at least 2 observers in Homs. He says he will guarantee their security, house them and feed them. He says that if the UN observers stay, then Assad’s forces will stop shelling the city and murdering them.
This just goes to show that the FSA is not an offensive force. It is a force that does not want to engage in a war or even a fight with Assasd’s mercenaries. They only wish to protest their families and friends from Assasd’s murderous forces. They want peace like all free Syrians.
100,000+ on Tahrir: ‘US funds military dictatorship in Egypt’
In Egypt, up to a hundred thousand demonstrators have again engulfed Cairo’s Tahrir Square to protest against the ruling military council. The rally involves supporters from opposite ends of the political spectrum, with secular activists rubbing shoulders with Islamists - joined in a common cause. For more on this, and the wider picture in Egypt, RT talks to Jacob Hornberger, the President of the Future of Freedom Foundation.
‘CEASEFIRE’ - DAY 5. THIS IS WHAT ASSAD’S FORCES ARE DOING TO THE CITY OF HOMS AS WE SPEAK. POUNDING IT INTO OBLIVION. Homs (Qarabis): Apr 16, 2012 - There is no more I can add. The world has seen the UN-brokered ‘Ceasefire’ violated by Assad. What will they do now?
The outside world’s attention has recently been focused on Homs and the attempts to get Red Cross aid into Baba Amr. But a far worse - and much wider - humanitarian crisis is taking place across Syria. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports.
Libyan artists turns the remnants of war into art. Ali Al-Wakwak, a longtime artist in Benghazi, has collected the chunks of iron, burned out jeeps and rusted weaponry from the Libyan revolution and turned it into sculpture. Above are his pieces The Ant, meant to represent the Libyan people (“Gaddafi told us we were insects, OK then, we might be ants, but we are huge ants!”), Faces of War, which is still incomplete and made from old helmets, and The Dinosaur, meant to symbolize the now extinct Gaddhafi.