10 Jun 2012
BEIRUT — Deeply tucked into the barren hills of Lebanon’s northeastern region of Hermel, the isolated town of Ursal has become a household name in Lebanon thanks to the Syrian uprising.
Like many other towns and villages...
07 May 2012
RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates — Morning prayers had just ended. Worshippers streamed out, squinting into the rising sun and paying no attention to the knot of men wearing the traditional white robes of the Gulf standing nearby...
25 Apr 2012
GULIBAGH, Pakistan - Hazrat Gul spent two years in detention for allegedly aiding the Pakistani Taliban when they publicly flogged and beheaded people during a reign of terror in the scenic Swat Valley.
Now he wiles away his time in...
14 Apr 2012
More than one year after Tunisia’s uprising against the rule of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and almost six months since the country’s first democratic elections, the specter of the old regime still haunts Tunisia’s...
11 Apr 2012
Bahrainis wielding knives and sticks attacked Shia villagers overnight, witnesses said Wednesday, as pressure grew for this month's Formula One race in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state to be cancelled over the unrest.
Washington said it was...
30 Mar 2012
TRIPOLI, Lebanon— Last year, Khalid was a 19-year-old Syrian university student whose modest dreams were to land a job and earn enough to marry his girlfriend — not simple tasks given Syria's weak economy and his lack of...
16 Mar 2012
After a recent wave of attacks in Baghdad, urbane intellectuals sought refuge, as they have for years, in a storied market-place that has been their oasis in the capital's chaos: Mutanabi Street.
It comes alive on Fridays, when its...
29 Feb 2012
Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday pardoned a political activist who was jailed last month for setting fire to a picture of the monarch.
“His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday instructed the government to proceed with a...
28 Feb 2012
“The TAV high-speed train won’t take us to Lyon in three hours, but to Athens in five minutes.” This slogan appeared at the Val di Susa “NOTAV” protest last Saturday in the valley of Italy’s Piedmont...
14 Feb 2012
ATHENS — In the shadow of the crisis that plunged Greece into a critical economic situation, young Athenians are concerned about their future. Together, they perceive themselves a sacrificed generation. As the streets of different...