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“I’m here to build a new country for my children,” said Yasser Saleh, pointing to his young son standing next to him in line for today’s referendum on constitutional amendments. “I want a clean break with the past so...
Benghazi, Libya--A week into Libya’s uprising, many hoped for a swift and decisive victory against an ostracized regime that appeared on the brink of collapse. One month later, the euphoria that swept across eastern Libya is giving way to a...
Benghazi--As anti-government rebels struggle to hold onto some of Libya’s key coastal towns, the three-week-old uprising against Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi’s rule has turned into a bloody armed conflict. Hundreds of fighters, composed...
Benghazi--As the Libyan uprising completes its third week, authorities in the rebel-held East have renewed their call for an internationally coordinated no-fly zone to protect Libyans from intensifying air assaults by pro-Qadhafi forces. ...
Benghazi--As battles rage on in Libyan cities between rebel forces and armed brigades loyal to Libya’s unpopular leader, Muammar Qadhafi, sub-Saharan Africans are increasingly finding themselves on the receiving end of a popular campaign of...
Benghazi, Libya--“Your beginning was in Benghazi and you will be finished in Benghazi.” The walls of Libya’s second largest city are covered in graffiti that may be prophetic. It was in Benghazi 42 years ago that Colonel Muammar...
  Al-Bayda, Libya--The uprising now sweeping across Libya began in the restive coastal towns in the eastern part of the country. Here in al-Bayda, residents assert that this picturesque city overlooking the Mediterranean was the first to shake...
Sayyed Mohamed returned to his village in Assiut three months ago in search of a new beginning. After spending most of his adult life in Kuwait, the 46-year-old driver was dismissed from Hashim al-Shakhs company, a leading Kuwaiti importer and...
The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth came to an end yesterday, as delegates in Cochabamba, Bolivia gathered for the closing ceremonies to mark Earth Day. The grassroots summit was called by Bolivian...
Climate change activists from around the world will convene in Cochabamba, Bolivia this week for a grassroots alternative to the failed UN climate talks in Copenhagen last December. The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of...

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Negotiations between the Egyptian government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have resumed. On Wednesday, the IMF’s managing director, Christine Lagarde, met President Mohamed Morsy and Prime Minister Hesham Qandil in Cairo to discuss...
    Many observers have declared that last week marked the death of Egypt’s democratic transition. First, there was the dissolution of an elected Parliament, ordered by a court and enforced by the army. Then, an arbitrary military...
Over the past few days, the demons of history have weighed down on public discussions about the country’s state of affairs and the looming conflicts over the constitution and the presidential elections. The recent quarrel between the Supreme...
Anyone who read Egypt’s state-run newspapers on Sunday morning would have come away with the unambiguous message that Egyptians responded to calls for a national strike over the weekend with their best asset: industriousness.  “And...