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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #30 on: February 06, 2011, 04:13 PM »
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I've just got myself a digital TV, out of necessity because my analogue TV is far too old to be upgraded to digital come June when the switchover takes place here.

If you've got digital and want to get an in-depth picture about what's going on in Egypt, go to the Al Jazeera English channel (89 on my set).  It broadcasts from 6 pm to 11pm every day.  In addition to the regular news reports, you get videos and text messages sent in by local people.

Thanks Aileen. I appreciate the tip. I've watched that channel before when abroad but don't seem to have it on our set at home - I think my husband went for all the football options! Didn't Bush once nearly bomb that TV station building?!
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #31 on: February 07, 2011, 06:29 AM »
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Aileen !! You're an Al Jazeera fan - you and Buhweet both!
Yup, and the man in my life too, so that makes 3 of us!!

Thanks Aileen. I appreciate the tip. I've watched that channel before when abroad but don't seem to have it on our set at home - I think my husband went for all the football options! Didn't Bush once nearly bomb that TV station building?!
It isn't advertised anywhere, and I just came across it by chance when scrolling through the list of all the channels that were available.  Thankfully it's on Freeview as 20 extra channels are quite enough for me. Very Happy

I think you're right about Bush.  He reckoned it wasn't a good idea for the outside world to know the murky mess Iraq was in as a result of his and Blair's invasion.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #32 on: February 07, 2011, 08:17 AM »
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The problem I have with Al Jazeera is the v-e-r-y s-l-o-w delivery ........ yawn
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #33 on: February 07, 2011, 08:35 AM »
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You reckon?  It seems OK to me ... Think:
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #34 on: February 07, 2011, 09:07 AM »
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You reckon?  It seems OK to me ... Think:

I don't think it is really their problem, more, my problem.  I like to skim headlines which I can do in seconds.  If there is something of interest then I stop and read it - get it all done very quickly.  I just don't have the patience to sit and listen to someone warble ...  Whistle
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #35 on: February 10, 2011, 05:26 PM »
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Looks like Mubarak might be going in the next couple of hours...
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #36 on: February 10, 2011, 05:27 PM »
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Ooo interesting: The BBC's Magdi Abdelhadi in Cairo says: "It's slightly ambiguous whether the army has staged a coup, or if they're just going to respond to the people's demands and have Mubarak pushed to the side. So clearly, this might turn into a very long night for the people in Tahrir Square."
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #37 on: February 11, 2011, 04:06 PM »
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Mubarak has stepped down, finally.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #38 on: February 11, 2011, 05:33 PM »
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 yay   Pharaons are back ....


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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #39 on: February 11, 2011, 09:48 PM »
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Mubarak has stepped down, finally.
He really had no option if there was to be any chance of stability in that country.  Just hope the Americans and the Brits keep their meddling fingers out of this.  Interference by either country would be a recipe for disaster.  Let Egypt sort its own problems out.  I think they're capable of doing so.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #40 on: February 11, 2011, 09:48 PM »
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And a friend of mine is leaving in 4 days for a Nile cruise ??? !!!
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #41 on: February 11, 2011, 09:49 PM »
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Don't think I'd be going ... nervous   The whole situation is still too fragile.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #42 on: February 11, 2011, 09:51 PM »
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That's what I was thinking but didn't say.  There's a party of 8 and they're all ready to rock and roll ...
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #43 on: February 11, 2011, 11:19 PM »
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It will be interesting to see how this turns out and how the other surrounding countries react.
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Re: Middle East and North Africa unrest « Reply #44 on: February 12, 2011, 03:30 AM »
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Algeria police deployed ahead of banned democracy rally  [BBC news 12 Feb]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12438015
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