Arab Spring

Associated Press analysis: Old story, new twists in Gaza war

The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse,... Read more »

July 25, 2014


Syrian President Assad sworn in for 3rd term

Proclaiming the Syrian people winners in a "dirty war" waged by outsiders, President Bashar Assad was sworn in on Wednesday, marking the start of his third seven-year... Read more »

July 16, 2014


Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group

Bahrain ordered a top U.S. diplomat to leave the country on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said, after he met with a leading Shiite opposition group. Read more »

July 7, 2014


Al-Qaida linked Jordanian militant warns Jordan not immune to chaos

An al-Qaida linked Jordanian militant leader warned on Friday that the kingdom was "not immune" to the chaos befalling neighboring countries, although he acknowledged... Read more »

July 4, 2014


Ending costly bloodletting will earn Obama kudos from Arabs

In answering the question "Has U.S. influence in the Mideast been hurt?" writer says we must realize that shifts that have been convulsing the Arab world reflect... Read more »

June 29, 2014


Tunisia turns to Star Wars to boost tourism (+video)

Two dozen white-clad Imperial Troopers and other Star Wars characters marched Wednesday down a stately, tree-lined avenue in Tunis — a site where activists once... Read more »

April 30, 2014


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