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  • March 1, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh accused the U.S. of directing unrest in his country from an operations room in Israel. A U.S. State Department spokesman denied the charge, and hundreds of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets for the largest day of protests. Protests also continued in Iran and Oman. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2011  

    In other news Monday, protesters in Bahrain, Yemen and Oman continued pressuring their governments for reforms. In Saudi Arabia, 100 academics and activists called for sweeping changes, including the creation of a constitutional monarchy. In Afghanistan, four NATO troops were killed by roadside bombings and insurgent attacks. Continue reading

  • February 25, 2011  

    In other news Friday, protests flared across the Arab world with some demonstrations resulting in violence. Iraqis demanding better government services clashed with security forces, and Cairo’s Tahrir Square was filled with protesters urging democratic reforms. Protests also continued in Bahrain and Yemen. 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

  • February 23, 2011  

    In other news Wednesday, protests continued across the Arab world as new unrest developed in Greece and India. Protesters in Yemen held their ground after their camp was attacked by pro-government forces. In Saudia Arabia, King Abdullah announced a series of pay raises in benefits to stave off protests in his country. Continue reading

  • February 22, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, demonstrations calling for leaders’ resignations continued in Bahrain and Yemen. In New Zealand, the hunt for survivors began after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake devastated Christchurch, the country’s second-largest city, and killed at least 65 people. Continue reading

  • February 21, 2011  

    Violence spread to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, as longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi fought to hold onto power. Simon Israel of Independent Television News reports on the turmoil. Then, Jeffrey Brown talks with Dartmouth College’s Dirk Vandewalle and Libyan-American activist Najla Abdurrahman about what’s next for Libya. Continue reading

  • February 18, 2011  

    Protesters defied a ban on mass demonstrations Friday in Bahrain, holding funeral processions for those killed in clashes. Growing unrest could also be seen in Libya and Yemen. Jeffrey Brown gets perspective on the violence and the king of Bahrain’s proposal for dialogue with the opposition with Gary Sick of Columbia University. Continue reading

  • February 16, 2011  

    Following in the footsteps of Tunisia and Egypt, several nations in the Arab world have erupted in anti-government protests. Demonstrators took to the streets in Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Iran and Bahrain. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports on the protests in Libya. Continue reading