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Portal:Current events/2012 February 11
Current events of
February 11, 2012
Armed conflict and attacks
Syrian Civil War
A draft resolution is circulated by
United Nations General Assembly
calling for an end to the violence, as the Syrian city of
is besieged by the Syrian army.
army general is shot dead in
, according to state media.
(China Radio International)
At least three people are killed and several wounded in
between supporters and opponents of Syrian president
Bahraini uprising of 2011
security forces tear-gas dozens of demonstrators, injuring three, ahead of the anniversary of the uprising.
Human rights activist
says two Americans have been detained by Bahraini security forces and US Embassy is looking into the reports.
2011–12 Saudi Arabian protests
A second protester is shot dead in eastern
amid an ongoing anti-government protests.
2011 Egyptian Revolution
mark the first anniversary of the overthrow of former
2011 Egyptian Revolution
with a strike and a day of
Three people including an Australian journalist, an American student and their Egyptian guide are arrested in the city of
for allegedly offering inducements to people to join.
Labour activist Kamal al-Fayyumi is also arrested in
Israeli Air Force
conducts four air strikes in the
with claims that two people were injured.
(AFP via France 24)
Arts and culture
American singer and actress
dies suddenly at the age of 48 at the
Los Angeles Times
sign a non-aggression treaty.
Mark Lyall Grant
Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the United Nations
, describes claims by
that the United Kingdom is militarising the
as "manifestly absurd".
Law and crime
, an Islamic extremist, is convicted in Germany of murdering two U.S. soldiers and injuring another two in a shooting at
Five journalists from
are among eight people arrested in connection with
of corrupt payments to police.
says he is committed to the newspaper.
is to make an "important nuclear announcement" within days.
is released by authorities in
after being held overnight.
Thousands of people march in Japan against the resumption of
that were closed after the
Canadian Prime Minister
meets privately with
. The latter is currently embroiled in the
affair in what is rumoured to be an intense political struggle.
Globe and Mail
The National Post
Hundreds of thousands of people march in the Portuguese capital
against austerity measures.
(AFP via Google News)
in the state of
finishing just ahead of
New York Times
The live televised
match in the
2012 Six Nations Championship
is cancelled minutes prior to kick-off, prompting boos to ring out among disgruntled spectators inside a packed
Stade de France
. It is the first time such an event has happened since 1985.