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  • October 24, 2011  

    Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab spring, held its first truly democratic vote this weekend. Their Libyan neighbors continued to celebrate the death of Moammar Gadhafi, though more questions about his death continue. Meanwhile, there was no end in sight to the uprising in Syria against President Bashar al Assad. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2011  

    Hisham Melhem, the Washington bureau chief of Al Arabiya News, Michele Dunne, director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, and Marina Ottaway of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace speak with Gwen Ifill about the next steps for the Arab spring in Libya, Tunisia and Syria. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2011   BY Dalia Mortada  

    Parts of the Middle East and North Africa were historically considered the Fertile Crescent, but this region of abundance is now in decline, and some analysts say it’s no coincidence that there is unrest growing in its place. Continue reading

  • June 3, 2011  

    In other news Friday, a federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on charges that he misused campaign donations to help hide his extramarital affair and out-of-wedlock baby. He pleaded not guilty. Also, Ratko Mladic was arraigned at a U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague. Continue reading

  • May 27, 2011  

    Group of 8 leaders wrapped up their two-day summit in Deauville, France, on Friday by comparing the “Arab spring” to the fall of the Berlin Wall and promising up to $40 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for their fight for democracy. Jeffrey Brown reports on the summit’s conclusion and ongoing unrest around the Arab world. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011  

    How will the unrest sweeping the Middle East and North Africa impact the wider world? Margaret Warner discusses the political turmoil with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Jessica Mathews, Time Magazine’s Romesh Ratnesar and former United Nations official Mark Malloch Brown. Continue reading

  • April 5, 2011  

    Shortly after the story of a young fruit seller who set himself on fire after being harassed by police began circulating on the Internet, protests erupted in Tunisia and ousted the country’s longtime president before spreading to Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. Margaret Warner reports on the protests’ wider impact. Continue reading

  • March 18, 2011  

    Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the view of Arab world unrest from Syria, a country that until recently remained silent in the wave of uprisings challenging governments and demanding reforms across the Middle East and North Africa. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Are there any economic explanations for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment adviser Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Is there an economic explanation for the world running riot, especially in North Africa? Maybe, says investment advisor Ed Yardeni, an otherwise pretty consistently conservative economist. He cites distinguished Brandeis University, historian David Hackett Fischer and Fischer’s 1996 book, “The … Continue reading