CAIRO — Popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world exposed biases by Western governments that supported Arab autocratic rulers for the sake of "stability" while turning a blind eye to their repressive policies, Human Rights Watch said Sunday.
By Maggie Michael, Associated Press
, January 22, 2012
CAIRO — With the Egyptian flag draped over his shoulder, a carpenter carefully climbed up the 21-story Israeli Embassy in Cairo on his way to becoming an instant hero to millions across the Arab world.
By Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press
, August 21, 2011
TRIPOLI, Libya — Hundreds of euphoric Libyan rebels pushed to the western outskirts of Tripoli without meeting any resistance after they overran a major military base that defends the capital on Sunday.
By Ben Hubbard, The Associated Press
, August 21, 2011
BEIRUT — When Bashar Assad inherited power in Syria in 2000, many saw him as a youthful new president in a region of aging dictators — a fresh face who could transform his father's stagnant dictatorship into a modern state ready to engage with the world.
By Elizabeth A. Kennedy, The Associated Press
, August 21, 2011
CAIRO — Egyptian forces swinging electrified batons and shouting the battle cry “God is great” swiftly chased off dozens of activists Monday who had refused to end four weeks of renewed protests at Tahrir Square to pressure the country's transitional military rulers.
By Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press
, August 01, 2011
BENGHAZI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi's forces rocketed rebel fighters Thursday in the formidable strongholds and training camps they have built up in the strategic mountain heights southwest of the Libyan capital, rebels said.
By Michelle Faul, The Associated Press
, May 19, 2011
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's king ordered an end to the emergency rule imposed in mid-March to quell a wave of anti-government protests as leading opposition figures went on trial Sunday for plotting against the Gulf state's monarchy.
WASHINGTON — Vigorously defending American attacks in Libya, President Barack Obama declared Monday night that the United States intervened to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world's conscience and “been a betrayal of who we are” as Americans.
By Ben Feller, The Associated Press
, March 29, 2011
DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian President Bashar Assad wavered between cracking down and compromising Monday in one of the Middle East's most authoritarian and anti-Western nations as thousands of protesters in a southern city defied security forces who fired tear gas to disperse them.
By Zeina Karam, The Associated Press
, March 28, 2011
BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Syrians rallied Sunday for a third consecutive day in a tense southern city where security forces killed at least five protesters, signaling that unrest in yet another Arab country is taking root, a witness and activists said.
By Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press
, March 20, 2011
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan state TV is quoting the armed forces command as saying 48 people have been killed and 150 wounded in the the allied assault by U.S. and European forces. The report can't be independently confirmed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and British ships and submarines launched the first phase of a missile assault on Libyan air defenses Saturday and a senior American defense official said it was believed substantial damage was inflicted.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press
, March 19, 2011
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