Nine countries in the Middle East where 'winds of change' are blowing
Those who said that 'winds of change' were blowing through the Middle East were right. As Egyptians' cries, first of anger and now of jubilation, beam into living rooms throughout the Middle East, here is a look at where those 'winds of change' are taking us.
Murmurings of protests in Syria, which have not yet materialized, have not led to any leadership changes in the country. However, the government has lifted its longstanding ban on Facebook and Youtube, which may be enough, at least temporarily, to satisfy demands for greater freedom and civil rights. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has enough local popularity that, coupled with rigid government control and a far-reaching security apparatus, make it unlikely he could face trouble staying in power.