The Paw Print
Tactile rockets were fired on a protest camp in the capital of Sanaa, killing at least two people. The act was committed in conjunction with the Yemeni uprising which followed other uprising in the area, similar to the Tunisian Revolution and the Egyptian Revolution.
In the beginning of the uprising, protests in Yemen were initially against unemployment, poor economic conditions and political corruption, as well as against the government’s proposals to modify the country’s constitution.
The demands of the protestors became escalated when refusal of simple talks were rejected, which lead to calls for Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. Mass defections from the military, as well as from Saleh’s government, effectively rendered much of the country outside of the government’s control, and protesters vowed to defy its authority.
A judge orders Anders Behring Breivik, the gunman of the Norway attacks earlier this year, to be kept in solitary confinement for four more weeks.
The Norway attacks created and carried out by Breivik were two terrorist attacks against the government and the Norwegian civilian population which resulted in a massacre at a summer camp in Norway on July 22, 2011.
The first attack was a car bomb in Oslo placed outside the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and other government buildings aiming to attack the executive government quarter of Norway. The explosion killed eight people and critically injured more than 10 others, and wounded many more. The second attack occurred less than two hours later at a summer camp on the island of Utøya in Tyrifjorden, Buskerud.
The camp was organized by AUF, a division of the ruling Norwegian Labour Party. The gunman dressed in fake police uniform and showing fake identification to gain access to the island and subsequently opened fire at the participants, killing 69 attendees.
Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian right-wing extremist and terrorist responsible for the mass shootings on Utøya took responsibility for both attacks.
Heavy fighting continues in the Libyan towns of Sirte and Bani Walid after eight anti-Gaddafi fighters were killed on Saturday.
The Libyan civil war, an ongoing result of the Libyan Revolution, is a continuing armed conflict in the North African state of Libya, between forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and his regime and those seeking his immediate removal.
The revolution began on February 15, 2011 as a series of peaceful protests were met with military force by the Gaddafi regime. The conflict escalated into a nationwide uprising that grew with the forces opposing Gaddafi establishing a government based in Benghazi named the National Transitional Council whose intent is to overthrow of the Gaddafi-led government and establish democratic elections.
The United Nations Security Council passed an preliminary resolution towards democratic success in freezing the assets of Gaddafi and his inner circle as well as placing restrictions on their travel. The resolution also instigated the examination behind the actions of the government and an arrest warrant for Gaddafi was issued on June 27, 2011. Gaddafi’s forces rallied however, and re-took several coastal cities before attacking Benghazi.
The Gaddafi government then announced a ceasefire, but did not uphold it. In August, rebel forces engaged in a coastal offensive and took most of the lost territory, and captured the capital city of Tripoli, while Gaddafi evaded capture and loyalists engaged in a rearguard campaign. Under Gaddafi Lybia was officially known as the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya by the United Nations, but this past week on September 16 Libya recognized the National Transitional Council as the legal representative of the country.