Unrests in Middle East now a Global Concern
It is less than half a century, since the wealth of crude oil was discovered in sand dunes of Arabia in Middle East. Though the native nomadic communities of these countries became rich nations, their progress became a reality, only by the support of literate and skilled professionals from other nations, who were employments by the Sheik of Middle Eastern. The earnings by these expatriates fueled the economies of many nations. The recent revolts that have evidently escalated in Libya, Egypt and Syria that hit new heights today, are drawing the attention of the entire world, as it could amount to a major disaster to the economy of many nations.
Rebels have seized two strategic cities Zlitan and Zawiya in Libya. Efforts are on to vacate foreigners from the country. It shows that destabilized government forces are losing grounds to the opponents who are competent and determined to instill a change in governance. With Brega, the prominent port city of Libya being taken over by the Rebels earlier, it would take a toll on the livelihood and commodity costs. It is estimated that over 1,00,000 people from other countries are stranded in Libya. Since many decades these oil rich countries were a paradise for skilled professionals hailing from other nations, but now many have lost their lives and all that they had.
In Egypt, a public protest has erupted against the deaths of five policemen as a result of a shoot out by Israeli forces on Thursday. The Egypt condemned Israel strongly and has called back their Ambassador to Israel. Israel though had claimed that it happened amidst the chase of alleged Palestinian militants but has assured to probe the deaths. According to Egyptian officials Israeli forces had chased and shoot at number of people suspecting them as militants and many were killed, including the policemen. Egypt’s Sinai desert region is presumed to be increasingly lawless with a rise in militant activities inspired by al-Qaeda, after the removal of Mubarak. A country that is rich in heritage and historical locales, popular as a tourism destination is no more a safe place for travelers.
Media reported killing of at least 40 people by security forces of Syrian government, while firing on anti-government protesters after Friday prayers. The deaths were reported in southern Deraa province thought a few were killed in Homs, the western city. The world reaction came on Thursday, when the US urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and EU wanted to expand its sanctions against Syria where as the Russia rejected this move. More so, Syrian government has imposed restrictions on foreign journalists. “Mr. Assad failed to keep up the promise to stop the security forces, by firing on protesters, as per the statement of activist and internet video postings”, recalled a correspondent.
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