Arab Spring

 
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As the military clings to power, can democracy thrive in Egypt?

Egyptians on Monday began the lengthy process of choosing their first civilian government since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. But it remained unclear whether the military would give up power.

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Photo: Revolution in Egypt, revisited

Mass protests against the Egyptian military leadership continued into a third day in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

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International community ratchets up pressure on Syria. Is intervention the next step?

The king of Jordan called on Syria’s president to step down, just days after the Arab League suspended Syria from the body. Is intervention the only option?

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What to do about Syria? The brutality continues, even as the world spotlight fades

Human Rights Watch said this week that more than 3,500 people have been killed in Syria. The brutality against civilians has only worsened, but the world can’t seem to agree on what to do about it.

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Egyptians march in support of Occupy Wall Street. Are there parallels with the Arab Spring?

Protesters in Eqypt marched on the U.S. embassy Friday to show their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Are there parallels between the protests in the U.S. and the Arab Spring?

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Dramatic video claims to show Moammar Gadhafi in final moments before death in Libya

Libyan opposition bloggers posted what they claimed was footage of Moammar Gadhafi in his last moments before dying Thursday. The implications of his death were far-reaching.

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UN resolution on Syria fails after double veto

A U.N. resolution threatening sanctions on Syria failed to pass after two vetoes from China and Russia. While European countries and the U.S. express outrage, Turkey plans to press on with sanctions.

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Two sides of the Mubarak trial: Justice, or humiliation?

Egyptian-American journalist Hoda Osman reports from Cairo, where public opinion is deeply divided over the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

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Journalism blooms in Egypt’s Arab Spring

For the second time in less than a Hisham Kassem is publishing an independent newspaper. This time he doesn’t have to worry about thugs and spooks peering over his shoulder.