Updates from Bahrain and Libya

Monday, February 21, 2011

Supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi shout slogans while holding his picture during a pro-government rally in Tripoli on February 18, 2011. Supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi shout slogans while holding his picture during a pro-government rally in Tripoli on February 18, 2011. (AFP/Getty images)

Protests continued to rage across the Middle East throughout the weekend. While the Bahraini government withdrew its military from the capital and allowed peaceful demonstrations, Libyan security forces continued to fire on protestors in Benghazi and Tripoli. Human Rights Watch estimates that the Libyan government has killed at least 223 protesters since political unrest began six days ago. But in a nationally-televised address, the son of Libyan ruler Col. Moammar Gadhafi, Seif al-Islam al-Gadhafi, claimed that the death toll was greatly exaggerated and that Libya was on the brink of civil war. Will Gadhafi hold onto power? What's next for Bahrain? And how will the Obama Administration respond?

David Kirkpatrick, Cairo Bureau Chief for The New York Times has been reporting on the political unrest in Libya.

Earlier: David Kirkpatrick on Libya and with updates from Bahrain with Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times.

Guests:

David D. Kirkpatrick and Nicholas Kristof

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [3]

sarah canido

All my prayers are with the Libyan people, this is an intense turn of events. May freedom & righteousness prevail, the human spirit is truely amazing. Just wish this news was more main stream here in the US. We may feel seperated by language, race, or boarders.... But democracy & freedom beats in all of out hearts!

Feb. 22 2011 06:29 PM
Free libyan from MI, USA

I forget to add the web site to my previous comment
www.libyafeb17.com

Feb. 22 2011 10:08 AM
Free libyan from MI, USA

Please see the latest videos and eye wittness info about what is happening in Libya. Please be aware that some videos are very graphic but all are true video from current situation across Libya

Feb. 22 2011 10:06 AM

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