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Syria’s jihadi migration emerges as top terror threat in Europe, beyond

Western support for the opposition in Syria's bloody civil war raises fears of a blowback from the European extremists who've flocked to new land of jihad.... Read more»

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State Department vs. SOPA?

If done wrong, anti-piracy legislation could restrict the rights of Internet users across the country – and put U.S. diplomats in a very awkward position.... Read more»

Tunisia commemorates 1-year anniversary of revolt

Thousands of Tunisians celebrated the one-year anniversary of their uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in peaceful demonstrations.... Read more»


The falling dominoes of the Arab Spring

Across the Middle East, the dominoes of the Arab Spring continue to fall. East from Libya, on the other side of the Mediterranean, sits the country that will almost certainly be next — Syria. Events in Libya have shown that bullets are apparently not enough to crush this historic drive for freedom. (with video)... Read more»

McCain hails 'victory' by Libyan opposition

U.S. Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham called Sunday's apparent end of the Gaddafi regime "a victory for the Libyan people." The Republicans said "we regret that this success was so long in coming due to the failure of the United States to employ the full weight of our airpower." (with updated videos)... Read more»

Reporters' release tempered by news of colleague's death

American reporters Foley and Gillis said South African Anton Hammerl was shot by Gaddafi forces on April 5.... Read more»

Obama offers aid to Mideast nations

President Barack Obama on Thursday promised new aid to nations that embrace democracy while condemning attacks on demonstrators, notably in Libya and Syria. In a speech meant to define U.S. interests in the Middle East and North Africa, Obama also announced $1 billion in debt relief for Egypt and another $1 billion in loan guarantees for both Egypt and Tunisia. ... Read more»


Arab spring could sweep in changes to U.S. policy

The hot winds of change in the Middle East will present a challenge for what is shaping up to be a crucial policy speech by President Obama.... Read more»

Is martyr just stuff of Tunisian legend?

When Mohamed Bouazizi, a fruit vendor from central Tunisia, was slapped by a female police officer on Dec. 17 last year, his pain was felt by millions of Arabs. His self-immolation suicide sparked the popular uprising that eventually toppled then-President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.... Read more»

Protesters in Yemen intensify efforts

Activist leaders hope to unify parties and pick up steam with general strikes and demonstrations across the country in a 10-day push to force the president out of power, ending with a march on the presidential palace.... Read more»

Violence erupts in Egypt, Tunisia

Tunisian police dispersed anti-government demonstrators on the fourth day of protests as Coptics took to the streets in Cairo to protest the burning of a church.... Read more»

Bin Laden had lost hearts and minds of Arabs

Uprisings across the Middle East show the al-Qaeda leader had little influence at time of his death. Fists raised against oppressive regimes in the Arab world had already replaced pictures of bin Laden and the slogans of al-Qaeda.... Read more»

Tunisia furious as Libya fighting spills over border

Gaddafi's forces drive rebels from an outpost near the western Libyan town of Wazen, shutting off one of their supply lines and chasing them into Tunisia.... Read more»

Middle East revolutions reverberate close to home

Three young people with Tucson connections have direct insights into the turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia. For one, it was her first day on the job in Tahrir Square. Another was participating in a study abroad program, and the third was moving back to her homeland after living in Tucson. None expected to find themselves in the middle of a revolution.... Read more»

Mubarak's fall plunges region into uncertain era

After the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Saudi Arabia and other allies scramble to reassess domestic and foreign policy.... Read more»


Update: Mubarak announces he will not run for reelection

Egypt President Mubarak said Tuesday night that he would not stand for reelection. The tens of thousands still standing in Tahrir Square replied with the chant, "We are not leaving!" The announcement came shortly after President Obama had called on Mubarak to not run again, indicating the United States would no longer support its once strong ally. (with videos)... Read more»

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