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  • April 26, 2011  

    British Defense Secretary Liam Fox said NATO allies have Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his forces on the defensive, and that opposition forces had gained “momentum” in recent days. Margaret Warner discusses NATO operations in Libya with Fox, who was in Washington on Tuesday for meetings with Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Continue reading

  • April 26, 2011  

    The Syrian government’s crackdown on protesters intensified amid diplomatic discussions of possible action against the regime of President Bashir al-Assad. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the violence in Syria, and Jeffrey Brown talks to Razan Zaitouneh, a human rights lawyer and activist in Damascus. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011  

    Two months of uprisings against the 33-year reign of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh have left at least 140 people dead. Margaret Warner discusses the political upheaval and what’s next for Yemenis with Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Barbara Bodine, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen. Continue reading

  • April 25, 2011  

    As thousands of Yemeni protesters crowded streets Monday calling for President Saleh to step down, at least two more protesters were killed — bringing the death toll to at least 140 in two months. Meanwhile, Saleh signaled that he could leave power within a month if he and relatives are granted immunity from prosecution. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    The U.S. called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the use of violence after government forces attacked protesters with live ammunition. Judy Woodruff discusses protesters’ demands and the government’s crackdowns with the International Crisis Group’s Robert Malley and democracy activist and blogger Ammar Abdulhamid. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2011  

    Demonstrators took to the streets in several Syrian cities on Friday demanding reforms and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad. Government forces retaliated with bullets and tear gas. Local human rights activists said at least 75 people were killed. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • April 8, 2011  

    Protesters seeking political reforms gathered across Syria, but government forces opened fire on demonstrators with tear gas, rubber bullets and live rounds. Judy Woodruff discusses the unrest with the New America Foundation’s Flynt Leverett and Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Continue reading

  • March 25, 2011  

    After weeks of appearing immune to Arab world protests, Syria faces escalating unrest as soldiers opened fire on demonstrators. Jeffrey Brown discusses the protests with former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf and democracy activist and blogger Ammar Abdulhamid, who was exiled in 2005. Continue reading