A Christian Science perspective.
The takeaway for Iraq's leaders: the authoritarian tactics seem to be working.
Social media: From Iran to Tunisia and Egypt and beyond, Twitter and Facebook are the power tools of civic upheaval – but social media is only one factor in the spread of democratic revolution.
The sentences, issued by Bahrain's military tribunal, call into question talks between the government and opposition that were due to start July 1.
Egypt may have swept aside Mubarak in the Arab Spring, but the real fight lies ahead.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave his first speech in two months today, offering elections and reforms this summer in an apparent bid to secure the patience of Syria's silent majority.
Five of the six trials were held before a military tribunal. The US last week added Bahrain to its list of human rights abusers, which the kingdom called a regrettable 'rush to judgment.'
Ayat al-Gormezi, who was detained March 30 for writing poems critical of Bahrain's royal family, was sentenced today by a military court for inciting hatred of the government.
A Chelsea Pensioner takes a photograph during a Founder's Day ceremony at the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London.