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  • Riots in Greece over austerity cuts
    by Alan Fisher on June 16, 2011 at 3:55 AM
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    Greek media is reporting that Prime Minister George Papandreou has agreed to step down, as politicians struggle to find a way out of the debt crisis. They are hoping to form a coalition government to agree on a new round of austerity measures. But outside parliament, tens of thousands of protesters clashed with riot police as anger over the planned cuts spilled over. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Athens.

  • The Case of Khaled Said
    by Alan Fisher on May 21, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    The trial of two policemen accused of beating 28-year-old Khaled Said to death has been postponed to June 30. Khalid Said died almost a year ago, but it was his death which contributed to growing discontent in the weeks leading up to the Egypt's revolution. While Said's mom waits for justice to be served, so do thousands of Egyptians across the country. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Alexandria, Egypt.

  • Prince William & Kate Middleton married ...
    by Alan Fisher on April 30, 2011 at 4:41 AM
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    Newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton wake up to their first day as a married couple. Now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the pair tied the knot at Westminster Abbey before holding two wedding receptions. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from London.

  • by Alan Fisher on April 5, 2011 at 2:24 AM
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    Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, has always publicly insisted that he will not leave Libya, despite the crisis in the country, and that he will fight "to the death" against his opponents. In private, however, it appears that he may be open to a negotiated exit. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports on the Libyan leader's potential options.

  • WARNING - DISTRESSING Gaddafi Forces int...
    by Alan Fisher on March 29, 2011 at 2:50 AM
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    Al Jazeera has received video which appears to show soldiers loyal to Muammar Gaddafi beating pro-democracy fighters who they had detained. The footage was taken last week during battles near Ajdabiya. Some people may find the scenes in Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher's report distressing

  • Investigating Libya
    by Alan Fisher on March 3, 2011 at 4:37 PM
    1587 Views - 1 Comment

    The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court has said that Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, and his key aides, will be investigated for possible crimes against humanity. Luis Moreno-Ocampo said on Thursday he would be holding Gaddafi's government to account over reports of atrocities committed against peaceful protesters. Alan Fisher reports from The Hague in the Netherlands.

  • The rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak
    by Alan Fisher on February 12, 2011 at 2:45 AM
    1952 Views - 1 Comment

    Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday, after 30 years in power, bowing to a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands. Mubarak, 82, had flown with his family from Cairo to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a ruling party official said. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher takes a look at how the former military man rose to power, and how it all began to slip away.

  • Revolution in Cairo
    by Alan Fisher on February 12, 2011 at 2:44 AM
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    A furious wave of protest swept Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak from power on Friday after 30 years of one-man rule, sparking jubilation on the streets and sending a warning to autocrats across the Arab world and beyond. Mubarak, the second Arab leader to be overthrown by a popular uprising in a month, handed power to the army after 18 days of relentless rallies against poverty, corruption and repression caused support from the armed forces to evaporate. Mubarak, 82, had flown with his family from Cairo to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, a ruling party official said. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher takes a look now at how the day unfolded.

  • Egypt's 'Day of Departure'
    by Alan Fisher on February 5, 2011 at 2:27 AM
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    Hundreds of thousands of protesters have turned out across Egypt to demand that Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, step down. The protests in Cairo centred on Tahrir Square, where multitudes gathered in a largely peaceful demonstration. Protests were also held in the cities of Alexandria, Mahalla and Giza. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports.

  • Cairo protesters to march on the preside...
    by Alan Fisher on February 1, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    Anti-government protesters in Egypt say they will stage a march from the focus point of the recent demonstrations, Tahrir Square. They will head to the presidential palace, and some are even threatening to storm it

  • Palestine Papers angers East Jerusalem R...
    by Alan Fisher on January 25, 2011 at 2:14 AM
    1645 Views - 1 Comment

    Palestinian negotiators apparently put forward East Jerusalem, the area of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinians but occupied by Israel, in negotiations for a Palestinian State, according to documents obtained by Al Jazeera. These revelations from The Palestine Papers have particularly angered Palestinans living in East Jerusalem.

  • Drought adds to Niger's misery
    by Alan Fisher on December 23, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    The West African country of Niger has suffered a widespread drought that has lasted for years. According to UN figures, almost eight million people in the country, which is half of its population, are starving. Many residents say that the government is not doing enough to help deliver food aid. But Niger's government has said it is incapable of distributing enough food to its people and has made an urgent appeal the international community for assistance in doing so. Al Jazeera Alan Fisher reports from the town of Zantoram in central Niger to find out how people there are coping with the food shortages.

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