| Jan 8, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The Arab League is pressing ahead with a heavily criticized observer mission in Syria, saying it will increase the number of monitors and calling on all sides to halt months of bloodshed. The head of the observers briefed an Arab League ministerial...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Syria, Qatar, Arab League, Arab Spring: Arab troops should be dispatched to Syria to halt bloodshed that has shown no sign of abating despite the presence of Arab League observers in the country, the emir of Qatar has suggested, the first time that an...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Obama has continued and in many cases increased U.S. aid (most of it military) to clients such as Morocco and Jordan, sold tens of billions of dollars in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies,...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:53 PM
The high hopes of the Egyptian people for a peaceful transition to democracy are being thwarted by the brutal tactics of the country's military rulers, who in recent days have launched a bloody campaign of repression against protesters demanding an...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:06 PM
I had the honor of being part of a round table discussion on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine on Saturday.
And it got me thinking about my early impressions of the man whose passion and humanity brought this...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 6:03 PM
For the first time since 11-year-old Khalil Mohamed “Niko” Atteya was last seen while on a vacation to Egypt last August, criminal charges have been filed in the United States.
Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal filed criminal...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Four straight days of shelling and bombing by Syrian government forces into the besieged city of Homs have left residents cowering, afraid to escape and fearing for their lives as bodies lie in the streets, unable to be recovered.
That's how activists in...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 5:32 AM
Just a year and change since the protests that marked the beginning of the Egyptian revolution, Wael Ghonim was in Chicago this weekend for a conversation about his new book, Revolution 2.0, and questions about social activism.
He spoke with the Tribune&...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Wael Ghonim is an unlikely rebel. Born in Egypt in 1980, he began working his first Web job while studying at Cairo University, then moved to the U.S. (where he married an American) and eventually became Google's top marketing representative for the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:14 PM
YouTube on Wednesday announced it was restricting access to a controversial video that has been blamed for inciting violence in Libya and protests in Egypt.
The video, a film trailer mocking the Muslim faith, will not be accessible via YouTube in Libya...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:54 AM
The United States braced Saturday for more protests over an independently produced anti-Islam film that has ignited anger in the Muslim world, temporarily closing some of its diplomatic missions and warning American citizens in some countries to be...