Topic: Damascus (Syria)
Overcoming fear is half the battle in the Arab Spring. As Syria's violence worsens, the West gets over its fears.
06/09/2011 02:02 pm
The Syrian regime's claims that 120 soldiers and security personnel were killed in Jisr al-Shughur over the weekend have intensified the debate over who is behind the uptick in armed resistance.
06/09/2011 10:30 am
Assad's regime has vowed to avenge the death of 120 security personnel in Jisr al-Shughur, located near the Turkish border. The UN Security Council votes today on a resolution condemning Syria.
06/08/2011 01:51 pm
In Pictures Golan Heights unrest
Assad's conciliatory gesture is unlikely to halt the momentum of Syria's opposition, which is meeting in Turkey to discuss a transition to democracy.
05/31/2011 03:29 pm
In case people doubted – and they did – the United States is on the side of democracy protesters, Obama said in his Middle East speech. But he did little to help Americans or Arabs grapple with hard choices.
05/19/2011 05:32 pm
President Obama’s Middle East speech at the State Department today is likely to be positively received in Washington. Middle Easterners, however, will probably find it disappointing, or worse, irrelevant.
05/19/2011 04:57 pm
In contrast with Obama's major speech two years ago in Cairo, today's address on the Middle East has generated little interest in Egypt. But Libyans and Syrians have higher hopes.
05/19/2011 10:13 am
A total of five Western journalists regained their freedom on Wednesday. Four that were held by the Libyan government, including Americans James Foley and Clare Gillis, made their way to a Tripoli hotel.
05/18/2011 06:43 pm
Protests erupted on Israel’s borders and throughout East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday as Palestinians marked the 63rd anniversary of Israel’s independence, which they refer to as the “nakba,” or catastrophe, because it resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. Israel has used the clashes to argue that it does not have a legitimate partner for peace, while Arabs have capitalized on the regional spirit of uprising to press Palestinian claims to statehood. Here is a roundup of notable statements:
05/16/2011 04:48 pm