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  • EU slaps sanctions on Assad’s family; mortars hit Homs

    March 23, 2012 | 8:31 am

    The European Union slapped sanctions on the mother, sister and influential wife of President Bashar al-Assad on Friday, increasing pressure on Syria to halt its bloody crackdown against a year-long uprising.

    The trio were among 12 Syrians added to a list of figures already hit with...

  • Pentagon: Rebels control most of Tripoli, Gadhafi in Libya

    August 23, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Libyan rebels appeared to be in control of most of Tripoli, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, adding that it was sticking to its assessment that leader Muammar Gadhafi had not left the country.

    Calling the situation fluid, Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan said that Gadhafi’s forces...

  • Letter from Cairo

    February 3, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    Egypt’s internal stability is on a razor’s edge 10 days after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators began to take to the streets to speak out against rising food prices, unemployment and political unrest.  

    Major city squares in the Egyptian capital of 18 million people as well...