uprising

  • April 3, 2012  

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood had initially pledged not to field a candidate for president. But last Saturday, the country’s oldest Islamic movement nominated Deputy Chairman Khairat el-Shater to run in the May 23-24 election. Margaret Warner reports on the announcement’s subsequent unease. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012  

    In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood and other conservative Islamic political parties have advanced candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Margaret Warner and Harvard’s Tarek Masoud explore the implications for the political and social life of post-revolution Egypt. Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012  

    Judy Woodruff recaps the latest diplomatic and military developments related to Syria as renewed bombardment was reported in Homs, the Friends of Syria met in Istanbul and Special Envoy Kofi Annan told the the U.N. Security Council that the Assad government agreed to withdraw troops and heavy weapons from towns by April 10. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2012  

    Arab League leaders gathered in Baghdad for the first time in decades Thursday to attend a summit where U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called for Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to translate his commitments to peace into action. Margaret Warner reports and GlobalPost’s James Foley recounts the fighting in Saraqeb. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2012  

    Reports from Syria Tuesday suggested a possible breakthrough — that President Bashar al-Assad had accepted Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan’s peace plan amid new estimates by the U.N. that the death toll in the uprising had reached 9,000. John Ray of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • March 27, 2012  

    Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad toured the besieged city of Homs Tuesday, as reports suggested the government had accepted Kofi Annan’s peace plan. Judy Woodruff discusses the latest developments with journalist Andrew Tabler, author of “In the Lion’s Den,” who lived in Syria for most of the last decade. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2012  

    One year into his brutal crackdown, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad faces an armed insurgency by rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army, including some defectors from his own regime. In a rare glimpse inside the opposition, GlobalPost reporters Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand spoke with fighters in northern Lebanon. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2012  

    Many Libyan rebels who took to the streets to oust Moammar Gadhafi are now struggling to return to normalcy. GlobalPost correspondent Tracey Shelton reports. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    While protesters in post-Mubarak Egypt demanded immediate reform and an early end to the interim government installed by the military, the regime targeted foreign groups that observe elections and promote democracy in Egypt. A court charged 43 foreigners, including 16 Americans, for fueling unrest. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    Sam LaHood, Egypt resident country director for the International Republican Institute, was one of 16 Americans charged in Egypt and temporarily barred from leaving for observing elections. Ray Suarez spoke with LaHood about what happened. Continue reading