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Unrest in the Middle East spreads to more countries

More countries are now experiencing demonstrations and protests. The protests which started in Tunisia and Egypt are now being experience in countries like Kuwait, Morocco, and Djibouti. A total of 14 countries had experience protests in the last month. The protest started when a student set ablaze of himself in Tunisia and the incident was apparently circulated in Facebook.

Among these protests, the bloodiest so far is in Libya with Ghadafi's men and army shooting unarmed civilians and employing maximum force on anyone that is opposing his regime. The 40-year leader of the North African country had bowed to stay in power and die a martyr as he relays this to everyone on a national television speech.

The government of Bahrain had declared a day of national dialogue February 22 and is trying to find a solution to the problem engulfing the country. Meanwhile in Yemen about 12 people are confirmed dead as the Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleb still refuses to resign. He is comparing what is happening in the Middle East as a virus.

Djibouti is the latest African country to join the protests. Protesters in the country are calling for the resignation of President Ismail Omar Guelleh. His family had ruled the country since 1977 when they gain independence from France.

Analysts say that it seems that the people are being empowered by what happened in Tunisia and Libya. Saudi Arabia who had also been ruled by a somewhat dictatorial monarchy is starting to worry of possible repercussions and snowballing of the situation.

The United Nations through Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that they had been monitoring the situation clearly. However, some observers say that the U.N. could have played a more vital role than just observing and letting the massacre in countries like Libya and Egypt happen in front of their eyes.

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