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Is Jordan next? Pro-democracy activists in Amman think so

King Abdullah of Jordan fired his cabinet on Tuesday after mass protests. One human rights lawyer in Amman thinks it’s only the beginning.


Who will lead Egypt after Mubarak?

Protesters called on Mubarak’s son, Gamal, not to run for president, as some turned to a Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian diplomat as a possible leader.


WikiLeaks cables: Political protests are not part of the ‘Egyptian mentality’

New diplomatic cables released during the protests reveal Egypt’s efforts to suppress political activity.


Owner of Tunisian TV station released from jail after arrest sparks free speech concerns

The move seemed to violate the interim government’s pledge to protect freedom of expression.


Octavia Nasr: U.S. media missed ‘the anatomy’ of Tunisia’s revolution

In an interview, CNN’s former editor for Middle East affairs said the U.S. media ignored the story of the Middle East’s first peaceful revolution until it was “in their face.”


Audio slideshow: Anatomy of a revolution

Octavia Nasr discusses the four weeks of intense demonstrations in Tunisia that led to the first peaceful revolution last week in the history of the Arab world.

As peace talks begin, the Hamas question remains unresolved

Now that peace talks have restarted, Need to Know checks in on a question we asked several weeks ago: What to do with Hamas?

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