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Arab Uprising

11 Syrians Dead After Resisting Army Forces In Hama

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces and gunmen loyal to the regime shot dead 11 people Tuesday as residents erected roadblocks to prevent the advanc...

Assad Sacks Key Syrian Governor After Protests

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian demonstrators knew well the powerful symbolism at their feet: The streets where hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered to ...

Clinton In Europe: Arab Nations 'Must Begin Genuine Transition To Democracy'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

VILNIUS, Lithuania — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the rule of law, political parties and democratic instituti...

Jordan Protesters Demand Dismissal Of Prime Minister, Parliament Members

AP | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- Dozens of Jordanians have pelted the parliament with eggs, demanding the dismissal of the prime minister and all parliament members. ...

Syrian Forces Take Mountainous Border Province

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.30.2011 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian army forces spread through a restive mountainous area near the Turkish border on Thursday as the death toll from a two-...

Libya School Offers Kids A Chance To Act Their Age

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 08.26.2011 | World

MISRATA, Libya — A few weeks ago, Ras Mouftah Elementary School in central Misrata was just another public building abandoned in the fight for t...

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,...

Syria Crackdown Expands As Troops Hit Turkish Border Village

AP | BURHAN OZBILICI and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

GUVECCI, Turkey — Syrian troops pushed to the Turkish border Thursday in their sweep against a 3-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panic...

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...

Clinton Asked To Support Saudi Women Driving Campaign

AP | Posted 08.20.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A coalition of Saudi activists is urging the West's top women diplomats to publicly support a campaign by women in Saud...

Syrian Army Attacks Village Near Turkish Border

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

BOYNUYOGUN REFUGEE CAMP, Turkey — Syrian troops backed by tanks and firing heavy machine guns swept into a village near the Turkish border Satur...

Tunisia's Ex-President Denies Charges

AP | Posted 08.17.2011 | World

PARIS — An attorney representing Tunisia's ousted president denied Friday the charges against him and dismissed his upcoming trial as politicall...

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...

Bahrain Detainees Need Rights Protection: U.S. Envoy

AP | REEM KHALIFA and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — American officials are concerned about claims of abuses against detainees following Bahrain's crackdowns on Shiite-led protest...

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...

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-he...

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...

Taboo-Breaking Women Among Gaddafi's Supporters

AP | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The young woman police officer swaggers through a crumbling Tripoli slum, her dark hair cut boyishly short, an empty gun holst...

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...

Women-Only Gas Pump Highlights Libya's Fuel Shortages

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Weary and frustrated, the women had been lined up for days in their dust-covered cars waiting to fill up at Tripoli's women-only gas...

Mubarak And Sons To Stand Trial In August

AP | By MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Former President Hosni Mubarak, who held absolute power in Egypt for nearly 30 years, goes on trial Aug. 3 charged with corruption and intent...

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. m...

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.