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Doctor treats pro-Morsi protesters

At least seventy-four people were killed in skirmishes between Morsi supporters and armed men this weekend.

Egyptian military

Egypt cannot have a future as a viable, pluralistic democracy without the Muslim Brotherhood’s participation.

Egypt

Deadly clashes shock a nation fresh off the heels of a military coup.

Egypt massacre

Washington again displays its hypocrisy by failing to label the arrest of Egypt’s freely elected president by the military a coup. 

If no one can rule and power-sharing is impossible, what now?

Aleppo

A special report from behind rebel lines. Says one fighter, ‘The hatred in our hearts is growing. I worry that one day it will be bigger than our dreams.’

Hezbollah supporters in Syria

The Lebanese militia is now deeply embroiled in the Syrian civil war, which has become part of a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

Syrian soldier

“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.

Egypt protest

Forced into retirement by Brotherhood pressure, renowned left-wing Egyptian journalist Hani Shukrallah discusses the government’s project to control the media.

Bahrain protest

Two years after the Arab Spring came to Bahrain, protesters are still fighting rampant human rights abuses—a bloody battle that isn't likely to end anytime soon.

Blogs

Poverty doesn’t cause terrorism, but poor countries face special problems in dealing with it.

December 8, 2014

Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.

November 17, 2014

In the smallest Gulf states, nearly 90 percent of residents are immigrant laborers. Many face unspeakable abuse.

September 16, 2014

Adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the imperial powers set out to do: tear an entire region of the world asunder.

July 7, 2014

With secular autocrats and rigid Islamists equally discredited in the Arab world, the space is wide open for progressive democrats to save the Arab Spring.

July 2, 2014

The disruption at the Guggenheim was just a visual articulation of global, grassroots demands rising outside the museum walls.

May 26, 2014

683 new death sentences are handed down in Egypt’s “Dictatorship Run Amok.”

April 30, 2014

Reporting from Cairo, Kouddous speaks to Democracy Now! about recent crackdowns against Egyptian journalists and the ascendancy of a repressive security state. 

January 30, 2014

Chuck Hagel's paeans to “political reform” in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.

January 13, 2014

A Syrian national who fought in Bosnia and now languishes in immigration detention reflects on the Bosnian war, his predicament and the civil war in Syria.

December 19, 2013