Iran has launched a video-sharing site in its latest effort to provide alternative government-sanctioned Internet services. Dubbed “Mehr,” the Farsi word for affection, the site aims to attract Persian-speaking users and promote Iranian culture
US President Barack Obama’s campaign for his “fiscal cliff” plan includes the Twitter-verse. The White House has set up a new Twitter hashtag: “My2K,” a reference to the extra $2,200 in taxes it says the average family will pay if all the George W. Bush-era tax cuts expire at the end of the year.
As the Israeli Defense Forces waged a military campaign on Hamas targets in Gaza today, a different kind of war unfolded on Twitter between the two groups.
Crude-oil futures bounced up over $1 Monday morning after a false Twitter rumor exposed the oil market’s knee-jerk fear of Mideast turmoil. A Twitter account claiming to represent Vladimir Kolokoltsev
After months out of the political arena, former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has staged a candid comeback on Twitter. But can Hariri transform his cyber success into concrete political gains?
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.”