On This Weeks News: The protests in the Arab world continues in Yemen and Syria with fighting still taking place in Libya between Gaddaffi’s regime and the protesters and interference by NATO. A new council has been formed within the rebel camp who have been talking to world powers about the fight against Gaddafi and his forces. In Egypt, Mubarak (82) is taken to hospital where he has been detained for 15 days alongside his sons for corruption allegations at the behest of the protesters. The former ruling party of Hosni Mubarak, the National Democratic Party (NDP) has been dissolved by the courts and assets confiscated.
In Palestine, a pro-Palestinian activist was abducted and murdered in the Gaza Strip with Hamas making arrests and further investigating the incident. Suspicions point towards Israel’s involvement as it comes before a month of the Israeli massacre on the aid flotilla last May.
Elsewhere, in France, a dozen of women were arrested on the first day of the Niqab ban taking effect amid widespread media exposure and debate about France’s ban as being part of a anti-Muslim trend. This and more with commentary.
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