“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Iraq, Turkey vow to open 'new chapter' in relations

Google – AFP, 25 October 2013

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) greets his Iraqi counterpart
 Hoshyar Zebari on October 25, 2013 before their talks in Ankara (AFP, Adem Altan)

Ankara — Iraq and Turkey on Friday vowed, following a meeting between foreign ministers, to improve relations between the two countries which have been marred in recent years by a series of disputes.

"We agreed to take new steps in order to improve bilateral relations and to open new horizons," Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari told a news conference in Ankara.

"We have turned the old page and opened a new chapter in our relations," Zebari said in remarks translated into Turkish.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari (L) 
and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet
Davutoglu attend a press conference 
following their talks in Ankara on Oct 25,
2013 (AFP, Adem Altan)
In the past two years, Ankara and Baghdad have engaged in a public war of words, accusing each other of inciting sectarian tensions and, at various stages, summoning each other's ambassadors in tit-for-tat manoeuvres.

The fate of Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashem is one of several contentious areas that have dogged once close ties.

Hashemi, a Sunni who has been sentenced to death in Baghdad on charges of running death squads, fled to Turkey last year when Iraq's Shiite-led authorities sought his arrest.

He has however denied the charges and branded the sentence "the final phase of the theatrical campaign" carried out by his rival, Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his "politicised judiciary".

Other issues of contention between Ankara and Baghdad include the Syrian conflict, the Turkish military presence in Iraq to pursue Kurdish rebels, and how to share the region's oil wealth.

Zebari heralded that a new mechanism would be established between the two countries for political consultations and direct communication.

"Our official channels, diplomacy channels are open," he said.

For his part, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his government considered the two-year stagnation in bilateral ties as "temporary."

"We can still have differences but we can sit and discuss how to resolve our differences through dialogue and create a synergy out of differences," he said.

Davutoglu is expected to visit Iraq next month.

But despite the tensions, Iraq is Turkey's major trade partner. More than 1,000 Turkish companies are currently operating in northern Iraq.

"Turkey is our major trade partner. Economic ties have never been hampered by the tensions, which is an indicator of strong bonds between the two countries," said Zebari.

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