Toppling a regime – something Lebanese achieved with a spontaneous rally of more than 1 million people six years ago today – is just the first step. Today, the March 14 coalition is struggling.
03/14/2011 03:25 pm
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A Mideast reporter learns that a good dinner can save civilization.
03/07/2011 06:05 am
President Reagan's championship of the unfree would have made him deeply sympathetic to the Egyptian protesters who toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Despite initial wavering, President Obama's response was in line with what Reagan might have done – let ideals triumph over the maneuverings of diplomacy.
02/15/2011 12:55 pm
On the sixth anniversary of Rafik Hariri's assassination, his son Saad formally announced his opposition to the new government now being formed, which could tilt Lebanon toward Iran and Syria.
02/14/2011 04:58 pm
A UN-backed international tribunal examining the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri threatens a fragile stability in Lebanon, where the government of Hariri's son recently fell over disputes about the tribunal's role.
02/14/2011 04:51 pm
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.
02/03/2011 01:53 pm
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.
02/03/2011 07:23 am
It is morally good for the US to speak about support for protestors, but it is also quite dangerous. Mubarak may go, but his regime is necessary for US and Israeli security, regional stability, and keeping at bay the Islamic extremists that would rise in its place. Obama must support it.
01/31/2011 01:22 pm
A Hezbollah-backed billionaire is poised to become prime minister, edging out Saad Hariri, whose government collapsed after Hezbollah ministers withdrew in protest two weeks ago.
01/25/2011 07:08 am