December 31, 2011
What an incredible bit of video editing and also a reminder of how much my knowledge has expanded because of my wonderful friends on G+ these past few months. This is not my New Year’s message but this video is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on what a remarkable year of triumph, tragedy and a celebration of the human spirit 2011 was.
April 3, 2011
Maher Zain, a Swedish singer of Lebanese origin sings about the recent struggles in the Arab world. Clips from his performances in Malaysia at the Malawati Stadium in February 2011.
More on Maher Zain here.
March 3, 2011
Via @Ayman Mohyeldin
ABC News’ Kirit Radia reports: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it clear today that she is worried the United States is losing what she calls the “information war” abroad.
Video clip after the ABC News commercial ( ironically).
March 3, 2011
In TED’s first talk of 2011, Al Jazeera’s director-general shares his view on the uprisings sweeping the region.
March 1, 2011
Libya now has two flags flying – the imaginative Gaddafi designed flag which is…well it is just green.
Seriously, for a falling leader that fancies himself a fashion maven and who is surrounded by tailored female bodyguards, he could have done better.
And then we have the pre-Gaddafi flag adopted by the revolutionaries and now the de facto flag of liberated Libya.
Anyone with any sense would be on the side of the people who know a good flag when they see it. Fingers crossed that this will soon return to being the flag of a new and changed Libya.
March 1, 2011
Al Jazeera English featured an excellent in-depth look at how the wider world is approaching the human rights dilemma in Libya.
“On Saturday, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to impose financial sanctions on the Gaddafi regime and to refer Libya to the International Criminal Court. But with Muammar Gaddafi threatening to cleanse the country house by house, are words enough to protect unarmed Libyan civilians?”
February 28, 2011
Gaddafi has totally lost the plot. He is clearly delusional and not in complete control of his marbles.
February 27, 2011
The Globe and Mail reports that Canada’s second lamest PM in recent history ( only because Mulroney lasted longer) has finally indicated what Canada plans to do about Libya’s regime.
“Mr. Harper said Canada will go beyond the UN resolution.
“Our government will impose an asset freeze on, and a prohibition of financial transactions with the government of Libya, its institutions and agencies, including the Libyan Central Bank.
“These actions will help restrict the movement of, and access to money and weapons for those responsible for the violence against the Libyan people.”
The 192-member UN General Assembly is meeting Tuesday to vote on a UN Human Rights Council recommendation to suspend Libya from the world organization’s top human rights body.
Mr. Harper said Mr. Gadhafi has betrayed his own people.
Read the rest here.