Government forces loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi reportedly opened fire on a funeral procession Saturday, killing more than 20.
02/20/2011 09:30 am
The US has important strategic interests in Bahrain, including the US Navy's Fifth Fleet – patrolling oil shipping lanes, keeping an eye on Iran, and involved with the war in Afghanistan. But US officials also worry about Bahrain's violent response to pro-democracy demonstrators.
02/19/2011 03:24 pm
Jubilant and newly confident Bahrain protesters poured back into Pearl Square Saturday after the Army withdrew. In Libya, protests were met with deadly force and Internet access was cut.
02/19/2011 02:49 pm
Royalty used to have final say in matters of life and death. These days -- at least in most of the world -- they are more like celebrity spokesmen for their country.
02/19/2011 09:54 am
After Egypt set Arab imaginations alight, autocrats from Qaddafi to the Khalifa dynasty face an assault unparalleled since the post-World War II revolutions that brought independence.
02/18/2011 01:51 pm
Bahrain and Libya, too, are upping the ante of repression in a way Tunisia and Egypt did not. Will it work?
02/18/2011 01:23 pm
Terrorism & Security 'Day of Rage' brings Libya protest deaths to at least 24, says human rights group
'Day of Rage' protests in Libya yesterday have increased pressure on Muammar Qaddafi, the Arab world's longest-ruling dictator, with funerals today potentially serving as a catalyst for more violence.
02/18/2011 08:52 am
From Libya to Bahrain to Iran, Mideast leaders are concluding that force, not freedom, is the answer to protest movements.
02/18/2011 08:30 am
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Terrorism & Security Libya's antigovernment protests escalate on 'day of rage' against Muammar Qaddafi
Libya's leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi tried to appease protesters after fierce clashes Wednesday, but unrest continued today in a proclaimed 'day of rage.' Protests have now reached four cities.
02/17/2011 09:17 am