Trading houses and brokerages expect Facebook’s initial public offering, the second-largest U.S. debut ever, to stoke heavy volume in the stock market on Friday.
By Sharon Waxman
With “Kony 2012,” social media has taken on its next mission impossible: stopping an international child-killer.
rces shot dead at least 11 people during mass protests on Friday against President Bashar al-Assad, rights activists and witnesses said. Five civilians were killed overnight in Homs,
By closing its embassy in Damascus and calling back its ambassador to Doha, Qatar is contributing to Syria’s growing international isolation, says political scientist Karim Sader.
Human rights activists and residents of Homs, Syria’s third largest city, are reporting intense gunfire as security forces conduct raids and arrests. A resident told the Reuters news agency by phone that the army fired at worshippers in eastern Khalidiya district as they left the Khaled Ibn al-Walid mosque
Qatar lived up to its reputation as a maverick in Middle Eastern politics this week by suspending the operations of its embassy in Damascus.
If we call the Egyptian revolution “the revolution of Facebook,” we can say that the Syrian revolution is “the revolution of YouTube.”
Syrian state intelligence, or the Mukhabarat, is upping it’s information warfare game. Instead of generating bad PR by blocking websites or solely relying on going after online activists and attempting to hack their accounts, Mukhabarat initially resorted to cyber bullying and intimidation tactics using newly created twitter accounts.
In an attempt to seek revenge on the protesters, Moammar Gadhafi’s regime has turned its fury on those it blames for stoking the anti-government uprising: Libyan youths who spread revolution on Facebook and Twitter. A resident of Tripoli who spoke on the condition of anonymity said his neighbor was arrested because he had been posting […]
A Facebook page has called for mass protests in Syria and in several Western countries against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad. The organisers of the page, which had 25,000 fans early on Saturday, said the date for demonstrations to be held “in all Syrian cities” was being carefully studied and “will be determined in […]