Posts Tagged ‘riots’

 

Third Government Set To Fall In A Week: Kuwait Cabinet Expected To Resign On Thursday “Over Questioning”

Submitted by Tyler Durden
Following the fall of the Portuguese and Canadian governments (and don’t get us started on Belgium), here comes the latest entrant to the anarchy club. Kuwait’s cabinet is expected to resign on Thursday after lawmakers asked to question three ministers, parliamentary sources said on Wednesday. More from Reuters: “The sources said that the cabinet was set to submit its resignation after lawmakers asked to question three ministers who are ruling family members, including the oil exporter’s energy minister, who is also the information minister.” After all what better way to avoid answering questions in a bona fide “democracy” than to take down the entire government. But this too is bullish: “Ministerial resignations are frequent in Kuwait, which has the most outspoken parliament in the Gulf Arab region.” In other words it was priced on. And furthermore, with a globalized corporatocracy long in charge of the world, receiving its lifeblood of endless money and cheap credit, who needs governments anyway.
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Oman deploys Army to Squash Protests

Oman deployed troops north of the capital Muscat and near the border with the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, following three straight days of anti-government protests, a government official said.

Oman, ruled by a powerful family dynasty, is the latest Arab nation to be swept up in a wave of regional unrest that has already brought down two leaders and threatened the rule of others.

The center of protests in Oman has been the port town of Sohar, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) northwest of Muscat, where demonstrators demanding higher salaries and jobs have clashed with security forces.

Police killed a protester in Sohar on Saturday, after demonstrations turned violent. Several government buildings and a supermarket were set on fire, local media reported.

Anticipating more unrest, the government deployed troops and military vehicles around the capital and near Oman’s border with the UAE, a government official said Tuesday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information to the media

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