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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 ...

U.S. Marines Arrive In Yemen

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — An elite Marine rapid response team has arrived in Yemen's capital in the wake of violent protests at the U.S. Embassy over a film ...

Arab Protests Put Foreign Policy At The Fore

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- His sights fixed firmly on securing a second term, President Barack Obama had hoped that the rest of the world would wait until after th...

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 ...

Syria Endorses Law To Allow Political Parties

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's government has endorsed a draft law that it says will allow the formation of political parties alongside President Bashar Assad...

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 o...

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-sh...

Egyptian Military Starts Process Of Organizing Elections

AP | By SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Egypt's military rulers commissioned a top judge Monday to form an electoral commission, starting the process of organizing the country's fir...

14-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Killed In Tunisia Protest

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — Authorities said Monday that a 14-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet fired during a violent protest in the Tunisian town...

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...

17 Killed in Largest Protests In Syria Yet

AP | ZEINA KARAM and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Hundreds of thousands of Syrians mounted the largest protests Friday since the uprising began more than four months ago, pouring into a...

Activist: 8 Killed, Dozens Arrested In Syrian Protests

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrians held general strikes in cities and towns across the country Thursday, part of a strategy to squeeze the economy as President Ba...

Has The Arab Spring Stalled?

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and BARBARA SURK | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

CAIRO — Among the protest banners in Cairo's Tahrir Square was a hand-drawn map of the Arab Spring with black target symbols covering each count...

Turkey Proposes 'Road Map' For Ending Libya's Crisis

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey will seek support for a "road map" to help end the Libyan crisis when countries backing NATO's military mission gather i...

Syrians Flee Opposition Town Fearing Major Crackdown

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian protesters hurled stones and set roadblocks of burning tires against government forces trying to enter a key opposition city Thu...

Bahrain Protests Intensify As Police Fire Tear Gas At Demonstrators

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Riot police in Bahrain fired tear gas and stun grenades Thursday to disperse thousands of opposition supporters ga...