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  • Why Kim Jong-il wished Egypt's Mubarak a Happy New Year

    Egypt has counted on North Korea for military aid. The biggest mobile phone company in the Middle East is also one of North Korea's largest investors.
    02/07/2011 10:16 am

  • Global Viewpoint US can blame itself for anger in the Middle East, and start making peace

    America's policy in the Middle East – blind interventionist support for regimes on behalf of myopic 'American interests' – fueled the unrest now boiling over across the region. Washington must now learn to work with the moderate opposition groups arising, including Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.
    02/04/2011 03:54 pm

  • Egypt's VP uses state TV to blame unrest on 'foreign agendas'

    Egypt's new Vice President Omar Suleiman took to state TV Thursday night to make a play for Mubarak to hang on until presidential elections in September.
    02/03/2011 06:23 pm

  • Syria's Day of Anger? Most Syrians suspect few will take to the streets.

    Using Facebook a group has tried to organize a street protest for Friday. The Syrian government appears confident, however, that it can survive the current tumult in the Middle East by clamping down on dissent.
    02/03/2011 03:57 pm

  • Can Tunisia or Egypt find role model in Turkey?

    Turkey has raised its voice for Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak to step aside, as it tries to burnish its credentials as the region’s 'model' democratic, modern, and Islam-leaning state.
    02/03/2011 12:23 pm

  • 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)
    02/02/2011 01:23 pm

  • The Monitor's View Protests in Egypt come down to a demand for dignity

    Protesters in Egypt demand they be treated with dignity -- given a real voice in a real democracy. Mubarak's plans to stay in power until elections months from now is an insult to the Egyptian people, as is today's return to state-sponsored violence. Mubarak must resign immediately.
    02/02/2011 12:22 pm

  • Terrorism & Security Qatari men may have coordinated with 9/11 terrorists: WikiLeaks cable

    Three Qataris, aided by a man from California, conducted surveillance of future terrorist attack sites in the weeks before 9/11, according to a newly released US diplomatic cable from WikiLeaks.
    02/02/2011 09:24 am

  • Opinion US message to Arab world matters -- and Obama is sending the wrong one

    The message the US projects abroad will resonate long after the final pass of the Super Bowl. The US must lend its full-throated support to the protesters of the Arab world. It matters – both for the future of the region, and the future of America. Sitting on the sidelines may cost us more than our regional standing; it may cost us our own ideals.
    01/31/2011 11:35 pm

  • Opinion Obama must back Egypt's regime, or face a disaster like US did in Iran

    It is morally good for the US to speak about support for protestors, but it is also quite dangerous. Mubarak may go, but his regime is necessary for US and Israeli security, regional stability, and keeping at bay the Islamic extremists that would rise in its place. Obama must support it.
    01/31/2011 01:22 pm

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