By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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A Presidential Palace is the official residence of the president in some countries. However, some countries do not call the official residence of a head of state a presidential palace. Some of the presidential palaces were once the official residences to monarchs in countries that were monarchies that have now become republics. - Source: Wikipedia
President Bashar Assad's first interview with a Western television journalist since a March uprising was a coup for Barbara Walters and ABC News, but not entirely for Assad.
Yemeni government forces in the capital opened fire with anti-aircraft guns and automatic weapons on tens of thousands of anti-government protesters demanding the ouster of their longtime ruler. At least 12 demonstrators were killed and dozens wounded, witnesses said.
The personal photographer for the Georgian president was shown on television Saturday confessing to supplying a colleague with secret information that was then sent to a Russian secret service.
Yemen's embattled president on Sunday resisted intense U.S. and Arab pressure and stalled at signing a deal calling for him to step down in 30 days, as his regime brought armed supporters into the streets demanding he stay. Hundreds of militiamen trapped the American and other ambassadors inside a diplomatic mission for hours.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced late Thursday that he had relinquished authority to his vice president but refused to step down, enraging thousands of protesters who had thought he would resign — and even had begun celebrating his departure in the hours before his speech.