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Successful citizen revolts in Tunisia and Egypt have set off a wave of demonstrations in capital cities in the Middle East and North Africa with dissidents seeking to throw off decades of political repression.  International news organizations are reporting marches and skirmishes with police that may be the beginning of sustained efforts to force major changes in regimes. From Algiers,…

Authorities in Tehran have declared the second government holiday in a month due to deadly air pollution.  All schools, public offices, and banks will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday December 2nd and 3rd because conditions have been determined to be “polluted and unhealthy.”  Children, the ill and the elderly have been urged to remain indoors, and all sports and…

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