Topic: North Africa
Congressional appropriators voiced doubts about some aspects of Obama's speech. But the most pointed criticism was from the GOP. 'Obama has thrown Israel under the bus,' Mitt Romney said.
05/19/2011 10:14 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
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni accused foreign and domestic media outlets of cheering on opposition supporters on Tuesday. He said they would be treated as 'enemies of Uganda’s recovery.'
05/18/2011 08:26 am
Oil futures drop below $98 a barrel. Gasoline futures decline even more. Oil futures now down 15 percent this month.
05/16/2011 06:32 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
Worrisome events in Egypt, such as violence against Coptic Christians, do not serve as a model for other Arab nations in revolt.
05/12/2011 04:41 pm
Qaddafi has released hundreds of jailed Islamist terrorists now poised to exploit Libya’s chaos, directly threatening the US. Some even have ties to Osama bin Laden and the Afghan Taliban. Where are they now? What are they doing? Washington must answer these questions immediately.
05/11/2011 11:57 am
Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's chief strategist, is poised to take command of a group that has been in decline for years.
05/09/2011 04:39 pm
The bloody and widespread crackdown on democracy protesters in Syria presents an opportunity for Turkey to reconsider its 'zero problems' foreign policy – and work with its NATO allies to change the ideological landscape of the Middle East.
05/09/2011 04:24 pm
Rising oil prices have been part of a surge for commodities like gold and silver. The drop in oil prices this week suggests that that surge might be ending.
05/06/2011 07:42 pm