Fundamental Islam ,Monarchs and Dictators have been messing atoud too long.
People who have been under yoke now realize that they have been duped in the name of Religion by people to cling to power.
Popular uprising is the result.
Unfortunately the alternative is not bright as no body has built a viable option.
We are in for uncertain times.
MUSCAT — The Council of Ministers and the chief of Oman’s trade union federation called upon the people to protest peacefully and not to indulge in violent activities.
While the council of ministers warned the people against unlawful protests, the chairman of the General Federation of Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU) said that protestors should stop behaving in an ‘uncivilised manner’ like indulging in vandalism, arson and destroying property.
The anti-government protests, which began in February across the country, had turned violent in some places like Sohar, Ibri and Dhank where government and private properties were damaged and arson took place.
The Council of Ministers’ statement said that the pioneering steps taken by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to improve the standard of living of all citizens and provide jobs in many sectors, should be received in proper spirit by the people.
The Council of Ministers, while warning that no one is above the law, stated that since the authorities are considering the demands of all the protestors, they should not act in a manner, which is against the laws and legislations of the country. Such acts are also not in harmony with the culture, progress and values of the Sultanate.
Bahraini police blocked several thousand protesters from reaching the royal palace on Friday, amid fears the march would spark fighting on a Gulf island where the majority is Shi’ite Muslim but the ruling family is Sunni.
Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi Wednesday intensified offensives in the east and the west with relentless shelling aimed at routing holdout rebels and retaking control of the country four weeks into an uprising that is threatening his government.
Loyalist forces say they are closing in on the rebel held stronghold of Benghazi, with Libyan state TV reporting that two key tribes in the city have now thrown their support behind the Libyan leader.
Reports on the ground suggest the rebels’ position looks highly vulnerable after the government said its troops took control of the junction at Ajdabiyah.
SANA’A, March 13 — The United States is concerned that there is no clear alternative or transition plan should Saleh’s regime collapse. It believes that his departure will lead to chaos and instability in Yemen.
This view was conveyed by US ambassador to Yemen Gerald M. Feierstein, who reiterated his country’s position on Yemeni affairs in a meeting with selective media outlets on Saturday.
“Our problem is that the [Yemeni] people are demanding [the ouster of Saleh] without any idea how they will manage the government and prevent a disaster for the Yemeni people,” said Feierstein.
He said that his office has not received any concrete proposals by either the opposition parties or the pro-democracy youth protesters at Sana’a University explaining how the country will be managed during a transition period and how the new president will come to power.
“The people in the streets need to give us something to work with,” said the ambassador.
Meanwhile, one day after Feierstein’s meeting with the media, a coordination council established by youth protestors at Sana’a University issued a list of seven conditions that must be met if the demonstrations are to be brought to a close. These seven demands are also meant to serve as the basis for a national political program in a post-Saleh era.
The first two conditions are the immediate removal of Saleh, his family, his close relatives and his subordinates from power, and the subsequent formation of a temporary presidential council made up of representatives drawn from Yemen’s four main political powers (as well as a fifth representative appointed by the national security and military establishment).
At least 35 people have been killed and dozens injured in heavy clashes and exchange of mortars fire in Somalia’s war-ravaged capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, witnesses told Garowe Online.
Clashes between Somali government forces backed by African Union troops and Al-Shabaab extremist militias erupted after Al-Shabaab shelled mortars at the Somali Presidential house and its neighbourhood that claimed the life of ten civilians including a pregnant woman.
AMISOM and government forces shelled back mortars at the busy Bakaro market that left dead 21 people, mostly women and children.