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Parvaz, center, celebrates her release after arriving in Qatar on Wednesday.

Journalist Dorothy Parvaz, who had been held in Iran after being detained in Syria, was freed and flew to Qatar on Wednesday. She was held for 19 days after entering Syria to report on the unrest in that country. (with video) Read more» 3

Dorothy Parvaz

Dorothy Parvaz, a reporter for Al Jazeera, has been missing since arriving in Damascus, Syria, on Friday. There is "strong evidence" to suggest Parvaz had been detained, and her family and employer are demanding information from the Syrian government. Read more»

The civil unrest that is sweeping through the Arab world has produced some of the most dramatic journalism since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But there are disturbing parallels between the way the American media covered these two important stories. There's more than meets the eye. Read more»

As travel guides often mention, London is a great place to lose yourself. They don't mention that this is even truer if you're a political figure fleeing a troubled regime, preferably with bags of cash. It's entirely possible that, with calls for his ouster mounting, Hosni Mubarak is packing his Burberry raincoat and all-day Tube pass in anticipation of a long sojourn. Read more»