21 Mar '11, 3am

Libya a warning to Mideast authoritarians: Ban

Libya a warning to Mideast authoritarians: Ban

CAIRO: The Libya war and revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia should be a warning to authoritarian leaders in the Middle East and North Africa still ordering forces to shoot demonstrators, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said. Ban, who has castigated the king of Bahrain and strongly condemned the repression of demonstrations in Yemen and Syria in recent days, told AFP as he began a trip to Egypt and Tunisia on Monday that other nations have a duty to speak out. "It is clear that a wind of change is sweeping this region," he said in an interview. "The international community, while we closely follow the situation, has a responsibility to help those people, so that leaders could hear clearly and sincerely the voices of the people, their aspirations." The UN secretary general said leaders in Bahrain, Yemen and Syria must have seen the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and now Libya where Muammer ...

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  1. 21 Mar '11, 8am

    The UN and the US, UK and France, etc., now has to do to Bahrain what they did to Libya, or be known as hypocrites with double-standards.

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