Arab Spring

Empowering the people

Much has been made lately of the idea that 99 percent of the people in the United States are powerless in government and the economy. This mantra from the Occupy... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2011

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US urged to press China over Tibet self-immolation

The head of the Tibetan government-in-exile urged the U.S. government on Wednesday to press China for access to a region where 10 young Tibetans have set themselves on... Read more »

Nov. 2, 2011

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Tunisia's moderate Islamists win landmark vote

Tunisia's moderate Islamist party Ennahda, banned for decades, emerged the official victor in the nation's first free elections, taking 90 of 217 seats in an assembly... Read more »

Oct. 27, 2011

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Police jailed in killing that sparked revolt

CAIRO — Two policemen convicted of beating a young man to death in a case that inspired Egypt's uprising were sentenced to seven years in prison on Wednesday,... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2011

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IMF: Mideast oil importers face economic slowdown

Middle Eastern countries without significant oil resources face a sharp slowdown in economic growth as the effects of the Arab Spring reverberate across the region,... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2011

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Tunisia Islamist party seeking coalition partners

The moderate Islamist party that appears to have won Tunisia's landmark elections was in talks with rivals Tuesday about forming an interim coalition government to... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2011

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