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  • Countries in the Middle East where the 'winds of change' are blowing

    Countries in the Middle East where the 'winds of change' are blowing

    Those who said that "winds of change" were blowing through the Middle East were right. The past two months have seen a series of stunning political shifts that began with Tunisians' ousting of their former president in mid-January. Tunis and Cairo's cries, first of first anger and then of jubilation, have been beamed into living rooms across the region and are now reverberating along the North African coast, through the Gulf, and up into the Levant. Here is a look at where those "winds of change" are taking us. (Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on Feb. 2 and will be continually updated.)

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  • The aftermath of another clash at Egypt's Tahrir Square

    The aftermath of another clash at Egypt's Tahrir Square

    Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out overnight and carried through today at Cairo's Tahrir Square.

  • In Obama's Middle East Speech, a little something for everyone to hate

    Backchannels In Obama's Middle East Speech, a little something for everyone to hate

    President Barack Obama may have impressed much of the Arab world with his 2009 Cairo speech. But today's effort won't be remembered nearly as fondly.

  • Countries in the Middle East where the 'winds of change' are blowing

    Countries in the Middle East where the 'winds of change' are blowing

    Those who said that "winds of change" were blowing through the Middle East were right. The past two months have seen a series of stunning political shifts that began with Tunisians' ousting of their former president in mid-January. Tunis and Cairo's cries, first of first anger and then of jubilation, have been beamed into living rooms across the region and are now reverberating along the North African coast, through the Gulf, and up into the Levant. Here is a look at where those "winds of change" are taking us. (Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on Feb. 2 and will be continually updated.)

  • Nine countries in the Middle East where 'winds of change' are blowing

    Nine countries in the Middle East where 'winds of change' are blowing

    Those who said that "winds of change" were blowing through the Middle East were right. The past few weeks have seen a series of political shifts in response to widespread discontent and popular opposition that once went unacknowledged. On Friday, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ceded to protesters in Cairo and stepped down. As Egyptians' cries, first of anger and now of jubilation, beam into living rooms throughout the Middle East, here is a look at where those "winds of change" are taking us. (Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story that originally ran on Feb. 2)

  • Backchannels The key players in Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution

    Tunisia's 'Jasmine Revolution' is still under way, with fighting in the capital today. Here are some of the key players driving events.

  • Backchannels Tunisia: That 'WikiLeaks Revolution' meme

    The Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia is being driven by flesh and blood and conditions on the ground, not because WikiLeaks 'revealed' to Tunisians the real face of a government they'd lived with their whole lives.