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Arab Spring

  1. U.S. to Give Syrian Citizens $100 Million in AidSidestepping the “thin red line.”
  2. elections
    Pro-Western Candidate Leading in Libyan ElectionFormer Pittsburgh political science professor Mahmoud Jibril is ahead. 
  3. arab spring
    State Prosecutor Appealing Hosni Mubarak Verdict Meanwhile, Tahir Square has filled with protesters.
  4. life sentences
    Hosni Mubarak Gets Life in PrisonThe first leader ousted by Arab Spring receives a harsh sentence.
  5. arab spring
    Yemen’s Main Airport Shut Down by Troops Loyal to Ousted President A group of air force officers and civilians have grounded all flights. 
  6. international intrigue
    Thousands of Egyptian Women March Against Protest BeatingsTahrir Square was filled for a fifth straight day.
  7. occupy everywhere
    Time’s Person of the Year Is ‘The Protester’The magazine’s annual award goes to no one in particular.
  8. the internet
    Nude Egyptian Blogger Becomes Hot Button Election IssueNot even the other activists want to be associated with this young woman.
  9. arab spring
    Tunisia’s First Free Election Was Well AttendedAbout 70 percent of voters showed up.
  10. another one bites the dust
    Yemen’s President Says He’ll Step Down Any Day NowBut do we believe him?
  11. arab spring
    26 Dead So Far in Clashes in Yemeni Capital [Updated]More than 100,000 protest near government buildings.
  12. libya zero hour
    Interpol Puts Qaddafi on Most Wanted ListThe Libyan leader says he’s still in the country and vows to keep fighting.
  13. libya zero hour
    Revolution-Chaser Sent PackingLibyan rebels got “fed up” with their college student companion.
  14. libya zero hour
    American College Student Just Hanging With Libyan RebelsChris Jeon, 21, just “thought it would be cool” to see a revolution.
  15. libya zero hour
    Qaddafi Could Be Cornered, Hopes to Collaborate With RebelsRebels “laughed out loud” at the thought.
  16. libya zero hour
    Libyan Rebels Giving Qaddafi Until the Count of Five…Loyalist forces have until Saturday to surrender. Or else.
  17. arab spring
    Pro-Assad Syrians Picked the Wrong Columbia University Facebook Page to SwarmThe online protest was a bit misguided.
  18. on speaking terms
    Libya and the United States Had a Talk Over the WeekendU.S. officials claim the talks are “not the start of negotiations.”
  19. exit strategies
    Hosni Mubarak Has Awoken From His ComaHe only missed a few hours.
  20. revolt like an egyptian
    Egypt Fires Nearly 600 Police OfficersProtesters are still having an impact.
  21. secretary of awesome
    Hillary Clinton Has ‘Absolutely Nothing Invested’ in Syrian President Assad [Update]“[He] is not indispensable.”
  22. yemen
    From Saudi Arabia, Yemeni President Appears on TVHe did not say when or if he would return.
  23. arab spring
    Qaddafi Allegedly Remains in Libya As Rebels Advance Toward TripoliA government rep claims Qaddafi is “in high spirits.”
  24. arab spring
    Yemen’s President Is Going to Come HomeHe hasn’t been heard from since flying to Saudi Arabia to treat his wounds.
  25. syria
    Syrians Flee to Turkey As Government Forces Retake Rebel City“The Syrian government appears to have abandoned all pretense of trying to offer change.”
  26. ali abdullah saleh
    Yemen’s President More Severely Injured Than ThoughtHe has burns on more than 40 percent of his body.
  27. photo op
    Not Everyone in Yemen Exactly Sad to See the President GoProtesters are celebrating in the streets.
  28. revolt like an egyptian
    Yemen President’s Irrational Behavior Gets Even WeirderAn irrational dictator gets even weirder.
  29. foreign relations
    The Netanyahu–Obama Relationship Is Not Going to Get Less Awkward Any Time SoonBut they might pretend it will.
  30. what other people think
    Obama’s ‘Major’ Speech on Arab World Hurt by Lofty ExpectationsReactions from a generally unimpressed punditry.