Dictators http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19061/all en Up to 200 killed in protests in Libya, rights groups say (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110219/libya-gaddafi-protests <p> British Foreign Secretary labels use of heavy weapons and snipers &quot;horrifying.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110219/libya-gaddafi-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Libya Muammar Gaddafi Middle East Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5625479 at http://www.globalpost.com State thugs reportedly attack Algerian protesters (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110219/algeria-protest-reform-algiers <p> Thugs have reportedly barred protesters from gathering in May 1st Square.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110219/algeria-protest-reform-algiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Middle East Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:28:00 +0000 News Desk 5625506 at http://www.globalpost.com China: Internet call for "Jasmine Revolution" attracts small turnout, mainly police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/110220/china-protest-jasmine-revolution <p> Up to 100 leading Chinese rights lawyers and activists have disappeared since Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/china/110220/china-protest-jasmine-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dictators China Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:22:00 +0000 News Desk 5625598 at http://www.globalpost.com Tunisia asks Saudi Arabia to extradite Ben Ali, if not dead (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110220/tunisia-ben-ali-extradition-saudi-arabia <p> Thousands protested in Tunis on Sunday demanding that the caretaker government, led by Ben Ali ally Mohamed Ghannouchi, resign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110220/tunisia-ben-ali-extradition-saudi-arabia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Libya Tunisia Yemen Middle East Saudi Arabia Sun, 20 Feb 2011 23:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5625640 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya: Gaddafi denies fleeing to Venezuela (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110221/libya-yemen-egypt-middle-east <p> &quot;Credible&quot; Western intelligence reports said that Muammar Gaddafi had fled Libya and was on his way to exile in Venezuela.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110221/libya-yemen-egypt-middle-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Egypt Middle East Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:43:00 +0000 News Desk 5625713 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi wants to "die a martyr" in Libya; UN security meets (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-gaddafi-military-egypt-venezuela <p> GlobalPost&#39;s Jon Jensen reports from the Libya-Egypt border. &quot;Everybody inside Libya has a gun. It&#39;s completely lawless,&quot; one Egyptian returnee told him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-gaddafi-military-egypt-venezuela" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Egypt Oil World Leaders Diplomacy Global Economy Middle East Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5625947 at http://www.globalpost.com New details emerge on Lara Logan sex assault in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110222/new-details-emerge-lara-logan-sexual-assault-egypt-video <p> Parts of Logan&#39;s body were covered in red marks, the report said, caused by aggressive pinching.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/egypt/110222/new-details-emerge-lara-logan-sexual-assault-egypt-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Conflict Zones Military War Middle East Tue, 22 Feb 2011 16:00:00 +0000 News Desk 5626027 at http://www.globalpost.com Libyan ship spotted off Malta coast (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-malta-muammar-gaddafi <p> The report comes a day after two high-ranking Libyan air force pilots fled to Malta in their aircraft.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-malta-muammar-gaddafi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Egypt Conflict Zones Diplomacy Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:30:35 +0000 News Desk 5626100 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi defiant despite defections of top military and state officials (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-gaddafi-video <p> GlobalPost&#39;s Jon Jensen reports from the Libya-Egypt border. &quot;Everybody inside Libya has a gun. It&#39;s completely lawless,&quot; one Egyptian returnee told him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110222/libya-gaddafi-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Libya Muammar Gaddafi World Leaders Military Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:39:00 +0000 News Desk 5626125 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 1,000 killed in Libya violence according to Italian minister (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110223/libya-gaddafi-genocide-benghazi <p> New videos posted by Libya&#39;s opposition showed anti-government protesters raising the pre-Gaddafi flag on a building outside the capital and lining up cement blocks to defend themselves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110223/libya-gaddafi-genocide-benghazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Egypt World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Military Middle East Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:12:00 +0000 News Desk 5626248 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi king announces $10.7 billion in spending on social benefits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110223/saudi-arabia-billion-loans-abdullah <p> The spending comes as the region scrambles to deal with pro-democracy uprisings sparked by youth unemployment and political repression.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110223/saudi-arabia-billion-loans-abdullah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Conflict Zones Saudi Arabia Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:13:00 +0000 News Desk 5626293 at http://www.globalpost.com Bahrain frees prisoners amid protest; king visits Saudi (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/dictators/110223/bahrain-prisoners-sunni-shiite-king <p> Among those released included the prominent human rights activists and Shiite clerics accused of seeking to overthrow the kingdom&#39;s Sunni Muslim monarchy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/dictators/110223/bahrain-prisoners-sunni-shiite-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dictators Middle East Saudi Arabia Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5626304 at http://www.globalpost.com Gaddafi ordered Lockerbie bombing, former minister says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110223/gaddafi-ordered-lockerbie-bombing <p> Gaddafi in 2003 accepted Libya&#39;s responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing and paid compensation to the victims&#39; families.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/110223/gaddafi-ordered-lockerbie-bombing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Middle East Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:06:00 +0000 News Desk 5626338 at http://www.globalpost.com Is Libya using Italian equipment to strafe protesters? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/110223/libya-protests-weapons <p> From Finmeccanica to Juventus, Libya has invested in Italian businesses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/italy/110223/libya-protests-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Dictators Libya Muammar Gaddafi Silvio Berlusconi World Leaders Business Europe Politics Italy Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:29:00 +0000 Alessandro Speciale 5626354 at http://www.globalpost.com Libya: Anti-Gaddafi forces surround Tripoli; more cities fall (UPDATES) (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/libya-news-friday-tripoli-gaddafi <p> In some towns, there was no sign of police or military and the town was controlled by &quot;popular committees&quot; armed with automatic weapons.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110224/libya-news-friday-tripoli-gaddafi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab Spring Dictators Egypt Libya Oil World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Middle East Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:51:00 +0000 News Desk 5626541 at http://www.globalpost.com