The West just blew its latest chance to rein in Iran's nuclear enrichment program. Though Iran expressed willingness to compromise on key demands, by refusing to ease sanctions, the P5+1 nations offered no meaningful reciprocity, derailing the possibility of a deal with Tehran.
At least 24 have been killed in fresh Tahrir Square protests against the military junta. The cabinet resigned today, but many say the standoff can be ended only by significant concessions from the military.
A group of Egyptian activists are struggling to translate their online influence into real political action by taking the "tweets to the streets."
Democracy activists in Egypt are on the defensive after a series of authoritarian crackdowns. Pushback is a common trait of democratic transitions. Yet democratic reforms are vital if Egypt is to achieve real social and economic progress. Reformers must organize quickly, for the long-term.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men dance while celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim at a synagogue in Bnei Brak early morning Saturday, March 20. Purim is a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther.
Amid the exuberance, however, election monitors reported significant irregularities and violations, a reminder that the road to democratic governance is not as easy as Egyptians might hope.
Pro-democracy warriors in Middle Eastern countries such as Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia push through barriers of fear only to find a constellation of needs, demands, and problems on the other side.
Just five days after toppling Mubarak, Egypt's protest leaders are split on how to proceed. Some say the military is pursuing a 'divide and conquer' strategy.