Syrian activists staged protests today against the talks, arguing that it's impossible to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad's regime while it is killing and detaining people.
07/08/2011 09:59 am
A realization appears to be growing in the West and the Middle East that Assad's regime is falling apart amid its crackdown on dissent. The State Department urges him to accept political dialogue.
07/05/2011 08:14 pm
Since last year's flotilla debacle killed nine Turkish activists, Israel has cultivated ties with Greece, offering the debt-ridden country generous military aid.
07/05/2011 10:56 am
A Christian Science perspective.
07/05/2011 02:00 am
Syria's Bashar al-Assad sent security forces back to Hama, which saw the largest protests yet against his regime last Friday.
07/04/2011 11:52 am
The site of a notorious 1982 massacre that quelled an uprising saw protesters come out in force, demanding the regime of Bashar al-Assad be brought down.
07/01/2011 03:23 pm
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich goes where seasoned diplomats and Middle East experts fear to tread. Is that a wise move?
07/01/2011 03:05 pm
The US has long championed semi-autonomous Kurdistan as a democratic model for the rest of Iraq and the Middle East. But Kurdish leaders have violently shut down dissenters.
07/01/2011 12:19 pm
Speaking at a democracy conference in Lithuania, Clinton said that the US – which has long sought to engage Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – is looking for 'actions, not words.'
07/01/2011 09:25 am
The takeaway for Iraq's leaders: the authoritarian tactics seem to be working.
06/30/2011 04:48 pm