Mohamed Bouazizi

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Assange Rips Obama in Address to UN

He accuses president of exploiting the Arab Spring for re-election

(Newser) - Julian Assange accused President Obama today of seeking to exploit the Arab uprisings for personal political gain, as he addressed a sideline meeting of the UN General Assembly via videolink from the Ecuador embassy in London.
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Tunisian Slap That Triggered Arab Unrest 'Didn't Happen'

Family forgives policewoman for 'slap heard 'round the world'

(Newser) - The case against the Tunisian policewoman who inadvertently sparked a wave of protests across the Arab world has been dropped. Vegetable seller Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest after Fadia Hamdi allegedly slapped him in the face and confiscated his wares in December. President Zine El Abidine Ben... More »

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