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Arab Uprising

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...

Robert Fisk: the People V. The President

The Independent | Robert Fisk | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

Syria's revolt against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad is turning into an armed insurrection, with previously peaceful demonstrators taking up a...

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...

U.S. Fears Libyan Weapons Could End Up In Al Qaeda's Hands

Posted 08.01.2011 | World

ALGIERS (Reuters) – The United States has real concerns about weapons from Libya ending up in the hands of al Qaeda, the commander of the U.S. milit...

Horrifying Video Shows Mutilated Body Of 13-Year-Old Syrian Boy

Posted 07.31.2011 | World

A 13-year-old Syrian boy detained by government forces has been brutally killed, his wounds displayed in a shocking video. The boy, identified as Hamz...

Syrian President Issues General Amnesty For Nation

Posted 07.31.2011 | World

. BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a general amnesty on Tuesday, state television said, after 10 weeks of protests agai...

Why We Should Prepare for the Arab Spring to Fail

Katie Engelhart | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Katie Engelhart

In history, we're used to seeing events on an extended timeline: where a few years, or a few decades don't mean very much. In current affairs, that's harder to swallow.

WATCH: Libya's Rebel Children, Families Seeking Refuge In Ancient Caves

Posted 07.26.2011 | World

A network of ancient caves near rebel-held Zintan, Libya has become a sanctuary for locals fleeing the intense violence in the area. As CNN's Nic ...

The New Yorker: Obama's Syria Problem

The New Yorker | Steve Coll | Posted 07.23.2011 | World

The Damascus Spring of 2001 was so called because Syrian democrats hoped that President Bashar al-Assad, a mild-mannered doctor trained in London, who...

Yemen's Transition Deal Derails Despite U.S. Pressure

Posted 07.19.2011 | World

SANAA (Reuters) – Last-minute diplomatic wrangling has derailed a deal on a transition of power in Yemen despite growing U.S. pressure on President ...

Syria Protests Said To Be Largest And Bloodiest To Date

New York Times | LIAM STACK and KATHERINE ZOEPF | Posted 06.09.2011 | World

Dozens of communities across Syria erupted in protest on Friday in what activists said were by far the largest and bloodiest demonstrations against th...

Middle East Protest Surge Expected

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, March 10 (Reuters) - Arab uprisings that have spread to the conservative Gulf region face a crucial test this week in Saudi Arabia where activi...