Jordan Executes ISIS Prisoners After ISIS Kills Jordanian Pilot

By: Wednesday February 4, 2015 8:56 am

Video: "We must stand together," says Jordan's King Abdullah after killing of Moaz al-Kasasbeh — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 3, 2015 In the unending gruesome brutality that is the civil war in Syria a new bloody chapter has been written. The kingdom of Jordan has now executed two ISIS prisoners in response [...]

Turkey/Syria War Prospect Becomes More Real

By: Wednesday October 10, 2012 8:30 am

The crisis between Turkey and Syria intensified today. Turkey’s top military commander warned the Syrians that his country would “respond more strongly” to persistent cross-border attacks that have already killed a handful of Turkish nationals. Turkey has already responded with shelling against targets inside Syria. This threatens opening up a second front in Syria’s civil [...]

Protests Throughout the Arab World Today as Uprising Continues

By: Friday April 1, 2011 1:45 pm

The Arab protests have typically used Friday prayers as a rallying point, and today was no different in multiple hot spots. A sampling: • Yemen: Pro- and anti-government demonstrators held dueling protests in Sanaa. A week after it looked as if Ali Abdullah Saleh’s government would fall, the large protests on the pro-government side show [...]

Crackdown in Syria: Dozens Shot in Protests

By: Friday March 25, 2011 11:26 am

Faced with large protests across the country, Syrian security forces opened fire on protesters today in several cities. Soldiers shot at demonstrators in the restive southern city of Daraa after crowds set fire to a bronze statue of the country’s late president, Hafez Assad, a resident told The Associated Press. Heavy gunfire could be heard [...]

More on the Pan-Arab Uprising

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 8:39 am

Just to cast the spotlight more broadly, as I did yesterday, here are some of the events happening elsewhere in the Muslim world. • Over twenty thousand protesters marched in the streets in Sanaa, Yemen, in the “Day of Rage” protests against the government. The President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, has already announced he would step [...]

Egyptian Protests Reflective of a Pan-Arab Uprising

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 1:05 pm

I think it’s time to start calling what is happening in Egypt and elsewhere an Arab revolution. First of all, the population of Egypt dwarfs the rest of the Arab world, and so what happens there is bound to have a far-reaching effect on other Arabs (especially if this leads to the kind of Pan-Arab [...]

US Sending Envoys to Egypt, “Sizing Up” ElBaradei for Post-Mubarak Role

By: Tuesday February 1, 2011 7:08 am

As Siun reports, today hundreds of thousands if not millions have massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the biggest demonstrations yet against the Mubarak regime. Disparate movements – not just the Muslim Brotherhood but student groups, intellectuals, online activists, and members of the political opposition – have converged to speak with one voice, united against [...]

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