25 Apr 2011
Damascus -- Syrian authorities raided scores of homes on Sunday, arresting dozens of political dissidents in an apparent attempt to dismantle the leadership of the pro-democracy movement sweeping the nation.
Although the figures remain...
23 Apr 2011
Damascus -- A strong military presence remained in place around Damascus on Saturday in the wake of the country’s bloodiest day in five weeks of growing unrest. Large turnouts are expected to mourn the scores of victims, which...
21 Apr 2011
Ajdabiyah -- Ajdabiyah is a ghost town. Shattered windows mark the facades of vacant houses and burned out tanks line the city’s streets. Evidence of heavy gunfire exchange is everywhere. On the way to the western gate, a white flag...
19 Apr 2011
Damascus -- Despite much talk about Syria’s immunity to change, the path of events in the Arab nation now beset by widespread unrest differs little from the revolts in Tunisia or Egypt, experts say.
It remains to be seen whether...
19 Apr 2011
Sanaa -- Yemeni women activists are responding combatively to the media war waged by state outlets this week aimed at denouncing female participation in protests sweeping the nation.
Sparking the row, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on...
15 Apr 2011
Sanaa--A coalition of tribal sheikhs has succeeded in preventing the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) from taking over its districts.
The coalition accused the government of encouraging Al-Qaeda to spread its operations...
13 Apr 2011
Salloum/Marsa Matrouh -- A long line of trucks loaded with supplies and humanitarian aid waits by the Egyptian border with Libya, each vehicle inspected in turn by the Egyptian border control agency. Libyan men by the dozen stand idly by...
12 Apr 2011
Fueled by unrest sweeping the Arab World, tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in recent months to demand political reform and denounce both corruption and inadequate social service provisions. But, according to an in-...
11 Apr 2011
Jaffa, Israel -- Only hours after widespread unrest forced the abdication of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in mid-February, Hamas leaders in Gaza sensed the beginning of a new era.
“Soon Egypt will regain its rightful position in...
08 Apr 2011
Sanaa -- Despite President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s Wednesday endorsement of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) mediation into the nearly three-month-long Yemeni political crisis, no affirmative stance has yet to take root within the high...