Using Facebook a group has tried to organize a street protest for Friday. The Syrian government appears confident, however, that it can survive the current tumult in the Middle East by clamping down on dissent.
More than 1,800 Americans have evacuated from Egypt and another 167 were reportedly waiting to leave Cairo's airport today as violent clashes continued.
In Syria, opposition activists are organizing their own 'day of rage' – but longstanding intimidation tactics and repression make it unlikely significant numbers will be out on the streets.
Egypt demonstrators calling for the immediate ouster of Hosni Mubarak held their ground in Tahrir Square today ahead of calls for more mass protests tomorrow.
The head of Russia's Space Forces hinted that Russia may develop a space plane similar to the US Air Force's secretive unmanned X-37B, which was sucessfully flight-tested last year.
Turkey has raised its voice for Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak to step aside, as it tries to burnish its credentials as the region’s 'model' democratic, modern, and Islam-leaning state.
This week's arrest and detention of former telecoms minister Andimuthu Raja on corruption charges comes amid a wave of high prices and high-profile scandals rattling investor confidence.
Amid pressure from international observers, Haiti's election commission advanced singer Michel 'Sweet Micky' Martelly into a runoff vote for the presidency against former First Lady Mirlande Manigat.
Both Israel and Palestinian Authority officials fear the empowerment of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt might prompt Cairo to ease access to Gaza, and help Hamas consolidate its rule there.
1,500-year-old church: The Byzantine church located southwest of Jerusalem, excavated over the last two months, will be visible only for another week before archaeologists cover it again with soil for its own protection.
A Pakistan court is continuing to hold US official Raymond Davis, who is accused of killing two Pakistani men. Some Pakistanis are now calling for him to be tried on terror charges.
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Egypt's Army was absent during hours of fighting Wednesday night in which the antigovernment protesters were able hold off attacks from supporters of President Hosni Mubarak.
Stunning new photos of an isolated Amazonian tribe raise awareness of illegal logging along the Brazil-Peru border. But should the photographer have asked for permission first?
Anderson Cooper attacked: CNN reporter, Anderson Cooper, was attacked by Mubarak supporters in Cairo as crowds punched and kicked Cooper and camera operator, and ripped at clothes of female crew member.
I arrived in Egypt after what appears to have been an attempt to crush dissent at Tahrir Square. I was unaware of the events of the day, but got a flavor of the tension in Cairo as I made my way out of the airport.
Lebanon's Scout groups do many of the same things that US Scouts do, but they also learn loyalty to political leaders and movements to someday join their ranks.
Despite skepticism in Jordan about King Abdullah's appointment Tuesday of a new prime minister, there were no major protests. But a small rally at a government building Wednesday spoke to a fresh willingness to push publicly for reforms.
Tunisia's interim government is facing growing pressure to purge security forces and the government of figures who were loyal to former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Usain Bolt will be representing Jamaica at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, sporting a uniform designed by Cedella Marley, daughter of the late Jamaican reggae rocker. Usain Bolt will be defending his Olympic titles in the 100 and 200 meter dashes next year.