Syria has evacuated all its citizens from Libya aboard two hired warships. A friend knows someone who’s been working in Benghazi for the past few months. He says that Al Jazeera has been massively exaggerating the scale of the protests. All my friends are asking him how much Gaddaffi paid him to say that, but they might be joking. They are certain Gaddaffi’s doomed, but less excited about it than the Egypt stuff.
I’m not studying media Arabic, but this week a crucial grammar thing that I haven’t understood since about week three suddenly made sense. And all the things leading on from it made sense. My spoken Arabic’s getting better to.