Written by Amira Al Hussaini This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011. Libyan revolutionaries are in Tripoli, the country's capital. The thrill is evident online, with Twitter abuzz with joy and jubilation as tweeps countdown the hours in which Gaddafi will leave power. Reports are already circulating that the battalion responsible for his protection has surrendered and decided to lay down arms. Foreign Policy's Blake Hounshell tweets: @blakehounshell: GAM...Views: 2414
Written by Oiwan Lam Li Keqiang, China's current vice premier and premier-to-be, began a three-day visit to Hong Kong on August 16, 2011. On the first day of his visit, Li tried to show concern for Hong Kong people's livelihoods by visiting a center for the elderly and a residential campus in Lam Tin district. However, Li's “friendly” gesture turned into a performance of political brutality when a male resident was forcibly dragged away and arrested by a number of “men i...Views: 2343
Written by Lee Yoo Eun Kim Jong Il, the North Korean dictator who ruled the hermit kingdom for the past three decades, has died at the age of 69. According to North Korean state television's official report on Monday, Kim passed away from “mental and physical strain” during a train ride on December 17, 2011. The South Korean Twittersphere erupted with various responses. A...Views: 1686 Rating:
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