Monday, February 14, 2011

Middle East Update

by Calculated Risk on 2/14/2011 08:20:00 PM

By request, an update on the Middle East:

• From the NY Times: Officials in Iran Use Force as Unrest Spreads Across Mideast

Hundreds of riot police officers deployed in key locations in central Tehran and other major Iranian cities on Monday, beating protesters and firing tear gas to thwart opposition marches that marked the most significant street protests since the end of 2009, news reports and witnesses’ accounts from Iran said.
• From the LA Times: In Iran, Bahrain and Yemen, protesters take to streets

• From the Financial Times: Vast march in Tehran defies ban

• From the Telegraph: Iranian police fire tear gas into protesters as unrest spreads across Middle East

• From the WSJ: Tehran Beats Back New Protests

• From al Jazeera: Thousands rally across Yemen