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A Map of Muslim Protests Around the World

If you can't keep track of all the Muslim protests erupting across the globe, you're not alone. The uproar over a 14-minute anti-Islam YouTube video has sparked furious protests from Somalia to Egypt to Sudan to Tunisia to Libya to Bangladesh to Indonesia to Pakistan. With new reports of protests surfacing every minute, we've compiled the latest reported incidents into this handy interactive Google Map. Click the locations and embedded links for more details about each incident.

 

Tunisia ready for 'Arab Spring' election

Barely hours after polls opened in Tunisia's landmark elections, the line of voters waiting to enter a polling station in the capital's upscale Menzah neighborhood stretched around the block and out of sight.

 

Tunisia needs $125 billion in funding over five years: report

Tunisia's government said it needs $125 billion in funding over the next five years to finance a massive economic program aimed at boosting growth and cutting unemployment, state-run news agency TAP said on Sunday.

 

World Bank unveils $6 billion for Egypt and Tunisia

World Bank President Robert Zoellick on Tuesday unveiled $6 billion in funding to help Tunisia and Egypt address budget and reserve shortfalls this year and next, following popular uprisings that ended years of dictatorships but which have caused economic stress.

 

The Government's Case Against Julian Assange Is Falling Apart

The Government's Case Against Julian Assange Is Falling Apart

With popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt spinning along, each with a certain amount of world-reshaping potential, there's been a lot of new attention focused on the role that WikiLeaks has played in these events. Ian Black, the Middle East editor of The Guardian, one of the key newspapers disseminating diplomatic cables from WikiLeaks' trove, told NPR last night that he didn't feel the leaked cables were the primary driver of these uprisings. Nevertheless, WikiLeaks seems to have helped to remove the people now demonstrating on the streets from their isolation by providing a "confirmation of what people in these countries know and feel intuitively," about the conditions under which they have lived.

 

Tunisian police chief fires on crowd, kills 4

Tunisian police chief fires on crowd, kills 4

The official Tunisian news agency says a police chief in the northwestern town of Klef fired at a crowd of angry people, killing at least four people and injuring 17 others.

 

Ousted Tunisia leader a wanted man

Ousted Tunisia leader a wanted man

The restive North African nation of Tunisia has issued an international arrest warrant for its ousted president, Tunisian media reported.

 

Tunisian police join protesters

In Tunisia, police join demonstrators calling for the interim government to resign.

 

Tunisia gets another president, its third in 24 hours

Tunisia gets another president, its third in 24 hours

Fouad Mebazaa is sworn in less than a day after Zine el Abidine ben Ali fled the country and handed power to Mohamed Ghannouchi. Chaos and tension persist, and a prison fire reportedly kills dozens.

 

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