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  • Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears

    Doyle McManus: Middle East hopes and fears
    We may be the world's only remaining superpower, but we've been a secondary factor in the wave of change sweeping the Arab world. Tunisia held its revolution without American help, unless you count Facebook and Twitter. In Egypt, President Obama probably...
  • Doyle McManus: Al Qaeda's very bad year

    Doyle McManus: Al Qaeda's very bad year
    Al Qaeda is having a very bad year. And from the terrorists' standpoint, the death of Osama bin Laden isn't even the worst of it. The biggest potential blow is the spread of democratic politics in the Arab world. If it succeeds, Al Qaeda will be...
  • McManus: Mosque and state

    McManus: Mosque and state
    At a conference two years ago, I sat in on a meeting between U.S. officials and young Islamist politicians from Tunisia, Jordan and other countries in the Middle East. The Islamists wanted to know: Would the Americans allow them to run in free elections,...
  • West urged to accept rising Islamist political power in Arab world

     
    Human Rights Watch has urged Western countries to accept the new reality that Islamist parties are the rising political powers following the toppling of secular autocratic regimes in Arab Spring countries....
  • Hamas leader may step down

     
    Khaled Meshal, who has served as leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas since 2004, plans to step down as political chief of the Gaza Strip-based organization, according to a statement from the group Saturday....
  • Asylum claims hit record high from Syria, Tunisia, Ivory Coast

     
    More people clamored for asylum from countries in Arab Spring tumult, part of the global trends that pushed a 20% jump in applications to industrialized nations last year. The increase was observed by the United Nations refugee agency, which released a...
  • Egypt security forces crack down on scattered protests

    Egypt security forces crack down on scattered protests
    The Obama administration urged key Mideast ally Egypt to heed calls for political reform even as security forces tightened their grip on pockets of rebellion in the capital that persisted a day after unprecedented nationwide protests. The Egyptian...
  • Former dissident sworn in as Tunisia's president

     
    Moncef Marzouki, former dissident and veteran human rights activist, is sworn in as Tunisia's new president. Tunisia inspired the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East....
  • Around Town: Films, screenings and more in L.A. this week

     
    With Gary Oldman getting strong reviews and Oscar buzz for his performance as spy George Smiley in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, the Arclight in Hollywood is offering a six-film retrospective of the British actor’s career beginning...
  • Local Tunisian Film Festival launches this week

     
    It has been a year since revolution in Tunisia led to the fall of the country's autocratic regime. The uprising, which led to democratic elections, set off similar revolutions in other Arab countries and may even have helped inspire the......
  • Egyptians begin voting in pivotal runoff election

     
    CAIRO -- A tense Egypt began voting Saturday in the runoff to choose a new president amid a tightening military grip and fears that the result will not lift the nation from decades of authoritarian rule. The choice is stark, if unsettling: Muslim...