Embassy Protests in Arab Nations Continue, as New Information Emerges on Benghazi Attacks

By: Friday September 14, 2012 7:34 am

Protests and attacks continued at Western embassies across the Middle East and North Africa today, and at this point they have little relationship to the anti-Muslim film “The Innocence of Muslims.” A reporter for the Times of London asked protesters outside the US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, yesterday if they watched the clip of the [...]

Arab League Monitors Blithely Ignoring Government Killing in Syria

By: Wednesday December 28, 2011 11:46 am

This Arab League monitoring process in Syria is quickly turning into a catastrophe. After visiting Homs just as the tanks pulled out, the monitors declared “nothing frightening” in the epicenter of protest and government repression. “Some places looked a bit of a mess but there was nothing frightening,” Sudanese General Mustafa Dabi, the chief of [...]

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 [...]

Will Egyptian Protests Move Across the Muslim World?

By: Monday January 31, 2011 7:48 am

Egyptian protesters credit the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia with providing the spark that got them out into the streets. But Egypt has a much larger profile worldwide. So will their revolution, if successful, continue this chain? Already we’re seeing some signs. Protests have already occurred in Yemen and Jordan. Sudanese youths want to get out [...]

Independence for South Sudan Assured, but Fighting in Darfur, Border Regions Continues

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 1:56 pm

It looks like South Sudan already has the necessary votes in hand to secede from Sudan and become the planet’s 195th country. Some regions are showing 99% of the vote for secession. What will follow after certification is a five-month process that eventually will lead to independence, no sooner than July. This is a great [...]

Tunisia Remains in Crisis as Key Ministers Resign from Unity Government After One Day

By: Wednesday January 19, 2011 8:48 am

Just to check in on our scenes of African upheaval: Ivory Coast remains at an impasse, as the international community tries to starve Laurent Gbagbo of money to force his removal from office after elections. In Sudan, the vote count on secession for the south is occurring briskly, but we probably won’t know the outcome [...]

Election Violence Mars South Sudan Sovereignty Vote

By: Monday January 10, 2011 11:55 am

The landmark vote in Southern Sudan, which could result in the South seceding from the rest of the country, has so far been described in celebratory terms. The week-long vote has featured high turnout thus far, and most observers expect it to end with a new state in the South. But recent history suggests that [...]

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