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Arab Protests

A Silver Lining to the Film and Riots Tragedy: Freedom, Diversity, and the New Competition for Arab Public Space

Marc Gopin | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Marc Gopin

The shell shock to the West of the widespread demonstrations of rage against the United States, including the murder of an Ambassador, will taper off ...

One Dead In Clashes Near U.S. Embassy In Cairo

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

* Authorities build concrete wall to protect embassy * Egypt's Islamist president faces tough balancing act * Mursi cond...

U.S. Investigates Man Linked To Anti-Islam Film

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

* Nakoula spent time in U.S. prison for bank fraud * Use of aliases or Internet could violate his probation * Authoritie...

Clinton: Reject The Tyranny Of A Mob

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Leaders in Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia, which have all seen attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions this week, must ...

The Transitioning Saudi Leadership

Toni Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Toni Johnson

Some analysts say the succession of Nayef, less than a decade younger than the reigning eighty-seven-year-old King Abdullah and much more conservative, could be the harbinger of insecurity

What Does Democracy Look Like?

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 11.22.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Libya is now awash with arms and history has shown us that countries where dictatorships are overthrown by armed insurrection are more likely to be unstable or vulnerable to another dictatorship.

WATCH: Grandpa Gaddafi At Play In Tripoli

Posted 11.07.2011 | World

Muammar Gaddafi may be one of the world's most infamous autocrats, but newly-released footage reveals a more private side to the deposed Libyan leader...

China: ‘We Will Respect Libya's Choices'

The Diplomat | Jason Miks | Posted 10.22.2011 | World

China will respect the choice of the Libyan people and hopes that the situation there stabilizes quickly, the country's Foreign Ministry has said toda...

PHOTOS: The Best Arab Protest Posters

Posted 10.19.2011 | World

As protests continue to rattle throughout the Middle East, demonstrators in Libya, Syria and Yemen are taking out the aversion in particularly creativ...

PHOTOS: A Look Back At Hosni Mubarak's Turbulent Career

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

Desposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is due to appear in court on Wednesday, the latest twist in what has turned out to be an increasingly turbul...

Al-Jazeera Looks At U.S. Policy Toward The Gulf Region Protests

Posted 09.27.2011 | World

The United States supported protesters rallying for democracy in Tunis, Sanaa and Benghazi. It engaged in war to come to the aid of opposition groups ...

Egypt Military Police Clash With Protesters In Alexandria

Posted 09.21.2011 | World

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt, July 22 (Reuters) - Egyptian military police fired shots in the air and beat demonstrators blocking a main road in Alexandria on Fr...

UN Plan Sees Unity Government In Post-Gaddafi Libya

Posted 09.21.2011 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A U.N. envoy will seek to persuade warring parties in Libya to accept a plan that envisages a ceasefire and a power-sharin...

Activists: 30 Killed Today In Syria Protests

Posted 09.17.2011 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say up to 30 people have been killed in the past 24 hours as tensions between supporters and opponents of President B...

Gulf Arab States: Hunker Down or Seize the Opportunity?

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Below the surface, things may not be as quiet as these governments like to believe. In the Arab Gulf states, the core demands of their citizens who protested earlier in the year have so far not been met.

Yemen's Wounded President To Make Media Appearance Within 48 Hours

Posted 08.26.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) – Wounded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has not been seen in public since an attack on his palace earlier this month, wil...

Yemen President's Half Brother May Hold Country's Last Card

Le Monde/Worldcrunch | Francois-Xavier Tregan | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

SANAA-- His men address him with respect, calling him "Efendim," (Sir). The demonstrators calling for change prefer "Mohsen," with just a touch of fea...

Shadow Internet: Secret U.S. Effort Reportedly Aims To Help Dissidents

Posted 08.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is leading a global effort to establish "shadow" Internet and cellphone systems to help dissidents und...

Little Qatar Seeks A Big Role In Libya's Uprising

Posted 08.09.2011 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – To get an idea of who might wield influence in post-civil war Libya, take a look at the flags flying in the rebel-held e...

UN Declares Internet Access A Human Right In New Report

Posted 08.08.2011 | World

Internet access is a human right, and ensuring universal access to the Web "should be a priority for all states," according to a new United Nations re...

Egypt's Revolution May Save Neolithic Treasure

Posted 08.02.2011 | World

LAKE QARUN, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt's popular uprising may have arrived just in time to save a Neolithic site that holds the country's oldest eviden...

Has The Arab Revolution Come To Spain?

TIME | Lisa Abend And Eric Karlsen | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

Two earthquakes have shaken Spanish political life in the past week. First were the massive sit-ins that had tens of thousands of citizens camping out...

The Arab Spring Reshuffles Turkey's Cards

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.15.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Turkish PM Erdogan finds himself today trapped between his friendships with unpopular Arab and Iranian leaders and the public in those countries who is now crossing into democracy and poised to accuse him of double standards.

A Look At Embattled Dictators' Spouses

Posted 06.20.2011 | World

United Nations sources claim Britain and France are hoping to slap Muammar Gaddafi's second wife with sanctions that would prevent her from using her ...

A Passover Reflection On Middle Eastern Freedom

Rich Siegel | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Rich Siegel

The telling of the Exodus and the prophecy of Moses is told countless times in the Quran. In fact, Moses is revered in Islam as one of the greatest men of all time.