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Arab Uprising

Arab Spring Generation

Afrah Nasser | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Afrah Nasser

(Tunis, Photo/Salma Amer) I happened to be in Tunisia on the 14th of January, which not only marks the 5th anniversary of the Tunisian 2010 revolutio...

Burying an Elder

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 07.09.2016 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

The death of Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia was not unexpected. He had endured a debilitating illness for quite some time and, as a result, ha...

U.S. Foregin Policy and Egypt's Political Stalemate

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Although the recent developments have drawn strong reactions from around the world, international diplomatic pressure -- particularly from the West and the United States -- has not been effective.

'In Haste Is Regret, In Slowness Peace': U.S. Embassy Demonstrations in Cairo Reveal the Need for Homegrown Solutions to Muslim-Coptic Tensions

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | World
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

Given the religious tenor of both the spark and tinder that ignited these demonstrations, on the minds of many Copts in Egypt are the negative repercussions of the senselessly provocative behaviour of extremist Coptic expats.

WATCH: Daughter Of Torture Victim vs. Government Doctor Over Father's Torture

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Bahrain, ruled by a Sunni minority and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, is the Arab world's forgotten revolution. Despite the governments use of torture and brutal crushing of the popular uprising, America continues to sign weapon deals and the Ryan-sponsored trade agreement.

Protracted Sectarian Conflict in Egypt Can't Be Fixed With Knee-Jerk Reforms

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | World
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

Given the yet untested political fortitude of policy-makers during this unprecedented episode in Egypt's history, it is past time that the more mature Western democracies withhold their interference in Egypt's internal affairs using public channels.

U.S. To Resume Military Sales Despite Human Rights Concerns

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - The United States will resume some military sales to Bahrain despite human rights concerns after more than a year of ...

The Syrian Regime and the Opposition

American Anthropological Association | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
American Anthropological Association

In other parts of the Arab world there was unity between classes and sects, at least for the duration of the protests in public squares, but this is not the case in Syria.

The West Must Support Universal Values in the Arab World

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Over the past 14 months, Iran has steadily lost influence throughout the Middle East. Recognizing this is crucial for understanding how Palestine, Syria and other key strategic battlegrounds now play into Iranian calculations, and how new opportunities have emerged for both Arabs and the West.

Anxiety Rife on the First Anniversary of the Arab Uprisings

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Much anxiety accompanies the first anniversary of the eruption of the Arab uprisings -- and much wavering between disappointment and hope. There is confusion, uncertainty and vacillation between optimism and pessimism.

Arab Monarchies: Surviving the Revolts

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

It is unclear what exact shape Arab constitutional monarchies will adopt, but what is clear is that more political power will be shifted to parliaments rather than individuals.

WATCH: Libyan Teen Girl Says She Was Forced To Kill Rebels

Posted 11.01.2011 | World

A young member of the all-female unit of Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan militia has come forward, telling CNN she was ordered to kill rebels or be killed he...

Inspired by Arab Spring, Mauritius Youth Plan Protests

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.01.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

"Stop messing with our future" - these are the words written on the logo of a Facebook group in the Mauritius that is hoping to bring about social and political change in the small island just off of Africa's southern coast.

Thank You Colonel Gaddafi

Jawal Nga | Posted 10.29.2011 | World
Jawal Nga

I am grateful to Gaddafi for one thing: he was stubborn.

10,000 Libyans Freed From Gaddafi Prisons

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libyan rebel leaders asked NATO on Monday to keep up pressure on elements of Moammar Gadhafi's regime and to protect those strugglin...

WATCH: Dennis Kucinich Invokes Legalization Of Marijuana With Arab Spring

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) invoked the democratic uprisings in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring while speaking about the American effort to...

Is Gaddafi's Long-Lost Daughter Still Alive?

Posted 10.09.2011 | World

is a new website that delivers English editions of the best foreign-language news and journalism. After American planes bombed Tripoli on April 14,...

Joshua Hersh

Libya: Military Effort and Political Process 'A Real Mess,' Analysts Say | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

A growing chorus of conflict and international policy experts say the NATO-led, U.S.-supplied military effort in Libya is going quite badly -- and the...

An End to the Politics of Revenge?

Rasool Nafisi | Posted 09.25.2011 | World
Rasool Nafisi

News sources indicate that France has agreed to let Qaddafi remain in Libya if he cedes power. Qaddafi's acquiescence notwithstanding, this is the best decision made by the Western powers so far in the Libyan conflict.

Joshua Hersh

VIDEO: Journalists In Jordan Attacked By State Security Forces | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Journalists in Jordan say they were given orange vests by government officials in order to help them safely cover protests there today -...

PHOTOS: Creative Anti-Gaddafi Street Art Pops Up In Libya's Rebel Cities

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

Libyan rebel artists are taking their aversion toward Muammar Gaddafi to an especially visible level, creating street caricatures that ridicule the na...

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...

Tunisia's Ex-President Sentenced To 35 Years In Jail

Posted 08.20.2011 | World

TUNIS, June 20 (Reuters) - A Tunisian court on Monday sentenced ousted president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, in absentia, to 35 years in jai...

WATCH: Libya Rebels Get Innovative To Combat Gaddafi's Forces

Posted 08.15.2011 | World

Despite their high ambitions, Libya's rebel forces of civilians and army defectors find themselves suffering from a severe lack of weaponry. Hence, as...

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...