Topic: North African Politics
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
Rival protesters clashed in Yemen's capital today, with police firing live ammunition into the air.
02/16/2011 05:22 pm
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Two Android apps, RedPhone and TextSecure, offer dissidents some protection against snooping authorities.
02/16/2011 03:41 pm
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.)
02/16/2011 11:31 am
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.
02/16/2011 11:13 am
After his role in Egypt's revolution, Obama must lay out a strategy to promote democracy in the Middle East with actions, not just words -- and get the GOP on board, too.
02/16/2011 11:09 am
I am only 22 years old, and Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt with an iron fist for my entire life. But during the protests, I saw a new Egypt emerging – my Egypt. Men didn’t deal with me as a woman but as a fellow citizen. In place of the normal class and religious divisions, I only saw acceptance.
02/16/2011 11:07 am
The protests sweeping the Middle East reached Libya Tuesday night as hundreds turned out in Benghazi, known as a locus for government opposition figures.
02/16/2011 08:46 am
The kingdom of Bahrain, a key base for US military operations in the region, faces its third straight day of protests as Sunnis and Shiites unite to demand political reform.
02/15/2011 02:38 pm