Friday, March 18, 2011

The Short List - March 18, 2011

  • The UN Security Council has authorized military action to respond to Libyan government forces.  France has promised action to institute a no-fly zone will start soon.

  • Violent suppressions has slowed opposition movement in Bahrain, while in Yemen today security forces and pro-government forces opened fire on protesters killing at least 10 people.  In Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah has announced billions of dollars for new handouts and is taking steps to strengthen his security apparatus.

  • Mexico is defending the overflights by U.S. drones.

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