Multiple protests are taking place in Cairo and across Egypt Tuesday, both by Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and by the opposition National Salvation Front.
Clashes broke out on Saturday between security forces and students affiliated with the Kataeb party and the National Liberal Party (NLP) who were staging a demonstration against a curriculum proposal for a Lebanese history book in Downtown Beirut near the Grand Serail. Kataeb bloc MP Sami Gemayel on Saturday held the Lebanese cabinet responsible for […]
A 56-year-old Russian woman from the Urals set herself on fire in front of the main government building in Moscow,just two weeks after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited her region for a rally supporting his presidential bid.
By Michael Weiss
The story of a young opposition activist who says he had to flee for his life
Reinforcements are being sent to two Damascus suburbs amid a security sweep and dozens of arrests in the capital.
Syria’s government has endorsed a draft law that it says will allow the formation of political parties alongside President Bashar Assad’s ruling Baath Party, part of a series of promised reforms that the opposition has dismissed as largely symbolic. He has coupled his pledges of reform with a deadly crackdown on protesters that activists say […]
Syrian armed forces have arrested several people after demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime were held across Damascus, rights activists said on Monday. On Saturday, the military arrested at least 26 people in the Damascus neighborhood of Jawbar, many of whom were returning to their homes, said the Observatory.
The Syrian army Sunday took control of several neighborhoods in Homs, the scene of deadly violence last week, while security forces conducted a spate of arrests in Damascus. More than 50 people have been killed in the past week in Homs, 160 kilometers north of Damascus, either by army gunfire or in clashes between rival […]
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said on Sunday that “Syria is a wounded country and will only be healed when the people responsible for the crimes against the Syrian people are punished.” He demanded that all political prisoners be released and that hostilities against protestors be halted.
The United States angrily summoned Syria’s charge d’affaires on Monday, accusing Damascus of an “outrageous” failure to meet its international obligations to protect foreign embassies.