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A man holds a sign during a SOPA and PIPA protest on Wednesday in New York.

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»

Protesters march on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, on Jan. 14, 2011.

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

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»

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»

American reporters James Foley and Clare Gillis cross into Tunisia after six weeks of detention in Libya.

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

President Barack Obama works as his motorcade arrives at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., on Wednesday. In a speech Thursday, Obama promised aid to troubled Middle East nations in exchange for democracy.

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»

President Barack Obama waits in the Blue Room of the White House before a press conference on April 28 with (from left) Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Gen. David Petraeus.

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»

Supporters of Mohamed Bouazizi, who immolated himself in December after reportedly being slapped by a female police officer, gather around a mural in Bab Bahr, Tunisia, of the man whose suicide sparked the popular uprising that eventually toppled then-President Zine al-Abidine Ben Al.

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 demonstrate in Sanaa, Yemen, on March 7.

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»

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»

Syrians protest outside the Syrian Embassy in Cairo on April 26.

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»

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»

Egyptian's celebrate their revolution, Friday.

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»

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

Protesters laid out hundreds of anti-Mubarak signs in front of the Mugamma, the main government building in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday.

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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