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Associated PressBEIRUT (AP) — On the second anniversary of Syria’s uprising, there were only small protests and a few firecrackers defiantly popping in the capital of Damascus — a grim contrast to the early days when crowds of demonstrators danced to...
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.As change sweeps across the Arab world, there are a variety of lenses through which to examine these changes: religious, cultural, political, economic. Shereen El Feki has chosen a decidedly less conventional lens with her new new book “Sex and...
Tags: Social Issues, HIV, Abortion, Arts and Culture, Cairo (Egypt)
This is the time to start a discussion of "Aida." A view of ancient Egypt from the perspective of the 19th century — Verdi was commissioned to write the opera as part of the celebrations of the opening of the Suez Canal — "Aida" forecasts...
Ninety-four people accused of trying to seize power went on trial Monday in the United Arab Emirates, in a tightly guarded hearing criticized by human rights groups. The suspects allegedly launched an organization that claimed to promote “the...
Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “...
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the...
Tunisian officials believe they now know who killed opposition leader Chokri Belaid, after four other suspects were arrested in connection with his slaying, news agencies reported Tuesday. The assassination of Belaid triggered massive protests in...
A Qatari poet jailed for verses deemed seditious and insulting to his nation's emir faces 15 years behind bars after an appeals court cut back on his prison term Monday. Human rights groups were outraged in November when a Qatari court first ruled...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Punishment, Poetry, Tunisia, Doha (Qatar)
You the reader can let your legislators know whether you support or oppose a ban on texting while driving a motor vehicle. You can also let your legislators know whether you want a ban on texting while governing. This question — should...
Al Jazeera hopes it can succeed where Al Gore failed with Current TV. Gore and his business partner Joel Hyatt tried to turn Current TV into a legitimate news/talk channel and compete with MSNBC for liberal-minded viewers. Current spent heavily to woo...
Tags: Eliot Spitzer, Media Industry, News Corp., Joy Behar, Al Gore
PARK CITY, Utah -- The bullets and tear-gas pellets were flying at Jehane Noujaim, but instead of scrambling backward with the rest of the Cairo protesters, the documentary filmmaker walked forward into the smoky haze, where hundreds of gas mask-clad...
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied across Iraq on Friday, charging that Sunni Muslims had been disenfranchised under the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and pressing for detainees to be freed. Protests have raged for weeks and...
Mar 15, 2013 |Story| Daily American
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