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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy Amid the worst unrest it’s seen in decades - the government of Syria has resigned. That as President Bashar al Assad is widely expected to lift the country’s emergency law -- in place for almost 50 years. That’s the latest of the moves intended to appease protesters who’ve taken to the streets in recent weeks. Mr. Assad remains the national authority - but Al Jazeera reports protesters don’t expect the cabinet resignation to be the last concession. “This is expected to be a step in a series of steps people are expecting the president to announce to bring reform to Syria. And as officials here have been promising, to meet the demands of the protesters.” Other concessions already offered up, Mr. al-Assad has said he’d release some political prisoners, allow greater media freedom, and permit political parties. But a Middle East expert tells RT, he only intends to do the “bare minimum” to placate unrest -- and that might not end up being enough. “But we’ve seen that in other places before. Yes Syria is unique; it’s not exactly the same as Egypt or Tunisia, but too little to late actually seems to fuel the momentum of the demonstrators who feel insulted by the idea that you just have to tell them, there, there, go away. We’ll look after it, we’ll make some changes, but we know what’s best.” The BBC’s Jim Muir agrees, and he casts doubt on Mr. Assad’s ability to survive the upheaval. “No two Arab countries are the same, though they suffer from similar malaises. But if President Assad's Syria does manage to foster enough peaceful internal change and reform to defuse a popular uprising, it will be a first.” France 24 notes - Assad has his supporters - who turned out en masse Tuesday for a PRO-government counter-rally. “This fits with the fact that Assad enjoys a certain amount of popularity for opening up Syria economically. Cell phones, satellite television, high tech goods that changed people’s lives. these didn’t exist under the Syria under his father, who died in 2000.” Contrast that to Fox News’ Leland Vittert - on the ground in Syria - who points out video of those pro-government supporters was put out by state TV. Vittert casts a more skeptical light on Mr. Assad’s sincerity. “The other issue is to try and get independent journalists into Syria. We had a presidential advisor come out on television and say, all journalist are welcome, we'll grant visas immediately, apply. So far the promise has not been fulfilled by the Syrian government.” Mr. Assad is expected to deliver a televised address Wednesday. The Guardian’s Simon Tisdall says it’ll be his, quote, “day of reckoning.” “Whatever the reasons, and they are many, Assad faces a great reckoning when he steps up to speak. It could be a moment of unparalleled opportunity. Or it could prove to be a fatal next phase in his inexorable fall from grace.” Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
5 Apr 2011
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BY YIQIAN ZHANG ANCHOR SALEM SOLOMON You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy. At least two people were killed and over 100 injured in Uganda’s capital Friday over the capture of an opposition leader. BBC has the details. “…plain-clothed police and security forces fighting with supporters of Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye. He’s trapped in the white jeep. They battered their way in and fired pepper spray. He’s then bundled out of the car and dumped into a police truck.” Besigye has been leading protests in recent months over high food and fuel prices in Uganda. And while he was released Thursday on bail, the Ugandans held an unprecedented riot Friday. But Al Jazeera reports, the government isn’t backing down. “The government has so far refused to lower fuel taxes. Their response has been a clear signal that any unrest will not be tolerated. MINSTER: ‘You know that the police has the power to even shoot you to death…’” According to The Guardian, some wonder if the unrest is fueled by revolts in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. But Besigye himself is hesitant to draw comparisons. The Guardian quotes him as saying – “The only parallel goes to the extent that people are discontented with what is going on and their governments are non-responsive. There is a loss of trust between the regime and the people. I think that is the only parallel I can see." An editorial from Uganda’s The Observer calls for peace and tolerance -- while still holding the government responsible for its actions. “The display of bravado and impunity by state agents on Thursday can only remind Ugandans of past regimes that this government hates to be compared with. … Ugandans must say no to a return to the past. Uganda is big enough for all of us, regardless of our political, ethnic and religious differences.” But a Foreign Policy blogger says the riots are... just riots, and won’t go any further than that. "Uganda has had sharp increases in fuel and food prices due to drought and international oil fluctuations, and the opposition seized the opportunity to mobilize public dissatisfaction …But while the protests are getting more attention for the opposition, they don't necessarily mean progress.” ‘Like’ Newsy on Facebook for more World news.
3 May 2011
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Best of IndieCade 2016 - RIOT: Civil Unrest Game Demo – FuTurXTV – Developer/Designer Leonard Menchiari (creator/graphics/narrative/design) - Marco Agricola - Fabrizio Zagaglia (additional programmer/in-game graphics) - Michele Postpischl (sound design) - Giacomo Langella (music composer) - Ivan Venturi (producer) – Merge Games – IV Productions – IndieCade – Italy RIOT is a crowd control simulation-based game representing real events that have been happening around the world in the past few years. The game focuses on realistic crowd intelligence with very high gameplay variation depending on the tactics (both violent and non-violent) that the player will decide to use.
6 Aug 2017
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16 Jun 2009
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BBFNews is an independent news resource produced by Bible Believers Fellowship to cover issues that Bible believing Christians ought to be informed about . In this report, we look at Biblical encouragement to be prepared for the inevitable natural disasters and political unrest that lie ahead.
1 Aug 2009
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Transcript by Newsy**** BY BRANDON TWICHELL You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy The revolution in Tunisia might spread across the Middle East -- or that’s what Arab leaders fear. Protests against governments have already taken place across North Africa. Arab leaders claim to have everything under control -- while taking steps to quell any discontent. We’re looking at coverage from Sky News, PBS, Al Jazeera, and the Los Angeles Times. A reporter for Sky News says Arab leaders should be fearful of the unrest spreading. “The factors that led to this unrest--the unemployment, rising prices, enormous corruption, and they way the ruling family, the elite, has really hijacked the economic liberalization of the country for its own benefit, really plundered the assets of the country--all those factors are, to a certain extent, greater or lesser played out across other regimes in other countries.” A former Middle East reporter tells PBS News Hour the people most likely to protest against regional governments -- are the youth. “The majority of Arab citizens are younger than 30, and the majority of them have known no other leader than the current dictators who run the Arab world. So what I’m seeing when I look across the Arab world is a very youthful population that has been energized and empowered by watching their fellow youth of Tunisia go out on the street and say no.” The Arab League’s secretary general notes the dangers of unrest spreading, but says Arab leaders still have everything under control. “What happened in Tunisia will affect the rest of the Arab world. Contrary to what is said about the Arab world being in disarray, the Arab community is one. It’s a cohesive community. Every nation affects the other. This is why we are all monitoring developments with great interest.” And the Los Angeles Times reports some nations have already started taking actions to prevent unrest in their respective countries. “Kuwait is dispensing food coupons and grants to its citizens. Jordan has offered a $230-million package to create jobs and help ease the burden of rising commodity prices. Egypt has promised the benefits of its economic changes will begin trickling down to the working class and poor.” Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
25 Jan 2011
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BY SAMANTHA MCCLENDON Anchor: Jennifer Meckles You're watching multisource business news analysis from Newsy (Fox News) “There is a real and growing concern about a possible revolt in Saudi Arabia. And that folks could be a game changer.” A Facebook page created for Saudi Arabia calls for quote- “A Day of Rage” on March 11. The page demands the release of political prisoners, more rights for women, and more. (International Business Times) A columnist tells Fox News about what protests in Saudi Arabia could mean for the United States. CHARLES KRUTHAMMER: “You get a major eruption on March 11, all Hell is breaking loose because Saudi Arabia is the prize, it’s the treasure, it’s the gold at the end of the rainbow. it’s everything for the world economy. Then you have to think of Western intervention.” Western intervention? That could be the case. Saudi Arabia is the world’s top oil producer, but as production from other oil-rich countries in the region grows more uncertain, the Saudis have stepped up to meet demand. The Sydney Morning Herald Reports... “It is believed that the Saudi state oil company had increased its output to more than 9 million barrels per day - a rise of more than 700,000 barrels. The worsening situation in Libya has led to a loss of about 1.2 million barrels out of its 1.6 million barrels of daily output." And a writer for USA Today explains how turmoil in Saudi Arabia could hit international pocketbooks. “If political unrest in Libya spreads to other oil-rich countries [such as Saudi Arabia] and the ensuing chaos disrupts crude oil production, gas prices could hit $5 a gallon by peak summer driving season, industry analysts say.” World Threats says over 400 people are involved on the Facebook page, but there’s no guarantee anything will get off the ground. “ is unknown how many of them are actually inside Saudi Arabia. In addition, there is deep skepticism about the ability to organize such an event given the theocratic rule of the Royal Family.” So if gas prices were to hit 5 dollars a gallon, would you support U.S. intervention in Saudi Arabia? Leave your comments in the comments section. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
1 Mar 2011
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On the ground at the Democratic National Convention, day 3, gnooze encounters protestors of all kinds: Anti-Obama, Pro-Hillary and thousands of anti-war veterans. We're covering events that aren't on the mainstream media agenda. Marta Costello hosts the gnooze (the g is silent) - today's top stories in about three minutes). Bloopers, t shirts and more at *******gnooze**** ! Special Thanks to Lettuce for the t-shirt/logo design - *******www.lettuceoffice****
29 Aug 2008
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Muzaffarabad,March 09:Fed up with the hollow promises,government employees of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) are on a hunger strike.In a bid to change the demographics of Islamabad is encouraging people from its provinces to settle in the Himalayan region.Many of those employed in the local government have been retrenched to make way for the settlers. This has also meant large-scale unemployment for the local youth also.It has forced them to migrate to Pakistan's big cities,looking for menial jobs.
11 Mar 2010
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HOLY MOTHER OF GOD IT'S THE FIRST EVER EPISODE OF DESTRUCTOID!!!!! First episode includes Red Dead Redemption, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, NBA Jam Politics and more!
14 Oct 2010
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BY CHRISTY LEWIS You're watching multisource entertainment news analysis from Newsy When it comes to outbreaks in the Middle East, even Justin Bieber can’t catch a break. His plans on a visit to Israel for his “My World 2.0” tour started with prayer and the prime minister... only to be ruined with politics and paparazzi. Israeli headlines are calling this battle, Bieber vs. BiBi-- a common nickname for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ABC News has the play-by-play. “Bieber’s plans to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have fallen through. According to the Prime Minister’s office Mr. Netanyahu hoped to get children who had recently come under siege from rocket fire in Gaza to join him in a photo opp with the teen star. But they say Bieber did not want the kids involved in the meeting. The singer’s rep denies that.” Bieber’s representative says the meeting with Netanyahu was never noted in his schedule... Saying logistics, rather than politics were to blame. A Daily Mail writer says, either way, Bieber made up for any beef they may have with him. “At any rate, Bieber had already invited children from the region bordering Gaza to be special guests at his show.” Also while in Israel, Justin wanted to explore the country. But from the looks of things, it wasn’t easy. “He mentioned wanting to quote--walk where Jesus did. But, the paps were so pushy that he was forced back into his hotel room. Apparently the photogs were snapping off pics of him inside some sort of holy building which sent the Biebs into a Twitter tirade.” CelebTV has the tweets from a quote-- “super frustrated” Biebs. “‘You would think the paparazzi would have some respect in holy places. All I wanted was the chance to walk where Jesus did here in Israel. And then he added, ‘They should be ashamed of themselves. Take pictures of me eating but not in a place of prayer, ridiculous.’ And, ‘People wait their whole lives opportunities like this, why would they want to take that experience away from someone.’ Also, ‘Staying in the hotel for the rest of the week, u happy?’” Obviously feeling defeated, Bieber continues to lay low until his scheduled performance at Tel Aviv Thursday. A writer for The First Post thinks Bieber’s decision to hide out is a smart move. “Perhaps Bieber, showing a wisdom beyond his 17 years, could see the way things were going and simply didn't want to be drawn into one of the most intractable geopolitical disputes of the past century.” Next on Bieber’s world tour is Malaysia. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
16 Apr 2011
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9 Aug 2011
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10 killed in unrest, Ahmadinejad warns West .For more information
21 Jun 2009
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On May 4, 1970 the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed students protesting America´s invasion of Cambodia. Four students were killed and nine were wounded. The incident triggered national outrage in a country already divided over the Vietnam War. In the days that followed more than four million students rose up in dissent across 900 campuses, generating the only nationwide student protest in U.S. history. Fearing civil unrest, President Nixon was taken to Camp David for his protection. *******truthtribunal**** Distributed by Tubemogul.
2 May 2010
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Transcript by Newsy**** BY CHANCE SEALES You're watching multisource world news analysis from Newsy Egypt has the world’s attention. Protests…looting…escaped prisoners. But how did it come to this? We’re taking a look at the people, power and politics at play in the Middle East’s most populous Muslim country. First, a look from CNN at the thousands filling Egyptian streets. PHILLIPS: “The median age in Egypt is 24 and many are highly educated, with advanced degrees. Despite that, they are unemployed or underemployed. According to the UN, Egypt’s per capita income is $1800 a year. The official unemployment rate last year was 9.7%, but experts say the real jobless rate is significantly higher.” A translator for MSNBC also blames widespread corruption. From a crooked, 30-year government headed by Hosni Mubarak – to the country’s hated police. He points out – the protests started January 25th – Egypt’s Police Day. KERYAKES: “The number one reason people are out is police brutality in Egypt. It has been practiced over decades and no one has paid attention to – these people are out to protest police brutality of the killing of some people who were arrested over the past year.” The stories of beatings and cover ups are everywhere. But Mother Jones writes… “… Egyptian protesters have pointed to a specific incident as inspiration for the unrest. Many have cited the June 2010 beating death of Khaled Said…allegedly at the hands of police...” With the future uncertain – competing groups are clamoring for power. From the Muslim Brotherhood … to ex-pat Mohamed ElBaradei … to President Mubarak. Also concerned– Egypt’s allies. NBC and ABC explain why the country’s future matters to the rest of the world. NBC INDYK: “Where Egypt goes will have a tsunami effect on the rest of the region. So it may start in Tunisia and Lebanon and Yemen, but if it ends up in Egypt, this is very profound—and because American interests are so tied up with Egypt, what happens there will have a profound effect on our interests.” ABC WALTERS: “If indeed, this does become a radical state—and it may not—and then it can spread to Jordan (radical Islamic, you mean)—a radical Islamic state, then you have all of these enemies surrounding Israel.” Finally, a not-so-optimistic Fox News analyst says – don’t get impatient. The Egyptian conflict is just getting started. MCFARLAND: “Revolutions tend to have three acts. The first act: get rid of the dictator. And that’s where we are now—how long is it going to take; is it going to be peaceful or not peaceful? Act two is when the reformers come in, try to form a government—often not terribly effectively. Act three is when the better organized, ruthless jihadists extremists come in.” Stick with Newsy for all the latest updates from Egypt. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
1 Feb 2011
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