President Bashar al-Assad's government has reportedly agreed to a plan to end the Syrian uprising. Leaked details include the release of all political prisoners, a new constitution, and free elections.
11/02/2011 09:37 am
It's too soon to tell what kind of new Libya will emerge in the wake of NATO's Libya mission. But Qaddafi's controversial death should not be taken as a sign that NATO's efforts were for naught.
10/31/2011 01:13 pm
The hefty victory of an Islamist party in Tunisia's election kicks off a year of constitution writing. Urgently needed now is a bill of rights to guarantee freedom for all, regardless of creed or politics.
10/28/2011 03:55 pm
The economic reforms of President Assad helped earn the loyalty of businessmen. Without their support, his government would be in far greater danger of collapse due to Syria protests.
10/28/2011 03:15 pm
Even other Arab dictators and Turkey are now fed up with Assad's brutality against protesters. The case for regime change builds as more Syrians stand bravely for freedom.
10/27/2011 04:57 pm
Quartet envoy Tony Blair held talks today to prod Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table amid concern about a looming UN vote on Palestinian statehood.
10/26/2011 05:10 pm
A new Google transparency report shows that the US leads the world in government requests for information on citizens' online activity. Google's responses -- and the legislation underlying these requests -- have a huge impact on digital safety and privacy.
10/26/2011 11:30 am
Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the US, said Tuesday it will take more time to know how the democratic uprisings in Arab nations will affect relations with Israel. But 'possible ouster' of President Assad in Syria would afford 'an opportunity to us,' he said.
10/25/2011 02:09 pm
While US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford has been brought back to Washington, Arab leaders and China are still trying to bring the government and the opposition to an agreement.
10/25/2011 12:29 pm
After quitting en masse last week, the New Hampshire staff for Michele Bachmann has now released a memo that says the national team was 'rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel.'
10/24/2011 04:44 pm