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  • Jordanian blogger stabbed after post that criticized royal family

     
    Female blogger Enass Musallam of Jordan was stabbed after leaving a cafe in the nation's capital last week, apparently because of her critical writings of the royal family. Some authorities have blamed her for the attack....
  • Clashes erupt across Syria; at least 48 reported dead

     
    Clashes between Syrian government forces and the rebel Free Syrian Army erupted across the country, despite the peace plan that calls on both sides to lay down their arms....
  • Syrians on both sides sour on U.N. monitors [Video]

     
    As the death toll continues to tick upward in Syria, some Syrians opposed to the government have grown impatient with the United Nations monitors sent to bear witness to its peace plan....
  • Social Media Plays Major Role in Egyptian Revolution

    Social Media Plays Major Role in Egyptian Revolution
    A Facebook pageis where it's said to have all begun. When 28-year-old Khaled Said was beaten to death last June, a team of Egyptian human rights activists took to Facebook.The pageattracted hundreds of thousands of people and 6 months later, after...
  • Review: 'Forbidden Lie$'

    Review: 'Forbidden Lie$'
    Is she or isn't she? Even after you've seen "Forbidden Lie$," the dizzying, drop-dead fascinating documentary on Norma Khouri, you won't be absolutely sure if she's on the level or a con artist ranked as "one of the best ever." That's how good she is....
  • For Christian enclave in Jordan, tribal lands are sacred

    Michel Hattar's father was a priest in Jerusalem in 1947 when word arrived from the rocky Jordanian hills that he must renounce his vows and marry to protect his tribe's land and inheritances. He did as he was told. He broke from the holy order he had...
  • The rise and fall of a Sons of Iraq warrior

    A year ago, Sunni Arab fighter Abu Abed led an improbable revolt against Al Qaeda in Iraq. As he killed its leaders and burned down hide-outs, he became a symbol of a new group called the Sons of Iraq -- the man who dared to stand up to the extremists...
  • No place to go

    No place to go
    Najim Abid Hajwal thought he would be back in Baghdad by now. The 49-year-old businessman fled Iraq after a worker in one of his factories warned that his name had appeared on a local hit list. He needed no convincing: By then, he says, two of his sons...
  • For Iraqis, working with U.S. has a price

    When three men wearing the black of the Mahdi Army came looking for him, Khalid Abboud al-Khafajee knew it was time to leave Iraq. For more than three years, the retired manufacturing clerk had served as an interpreter for the U.S. military. One Marine...
  • Animal rights activist advocating vegetarianism in a lettuce gown is briefly held in Jordan

     
    AMMAN, Jordan — An animal rights activist caused a stir in Jordan's capital Sunday by covering herself in lettuce in a quirky attempt to persuade Middle Eastern meat lovers to go vegetarian. Crowds quickly gathered to gawk at the lettuce......
  • Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?

    Is this a new Benjamin Netanyahu?
    Bibi is back. Unlikely as it seemed after his resounding electoral defeat in 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, has returned triumphantly from the political wilderness and was inaugurated -- for the second time --...