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This is a brave woman. Amal Basha, of Yemen. One of maybe 22 women in that country who does not wear the veil. “I had to wear the full niqab when I was 8 years old,
by blueness
Comment Count 134 comments on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 06:49 AM PST with 450 Recommends
It is an incredibly eventful day across the Middle East. Frankly, there is too much happening, and events are really too disparate to make them easily analyzable together. Nonetheless, below are ...
by weasel
Comment Count 735 comments on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 08:13 AM PST with 414 Recommends
On to Yemen! (Whoops! Too late! We're already there!) So the plane bomber was trained in Yemen. And we're already arming the military there and firing missiles from drones, apparently. But ...
by Bob Johnson
Comment Count 388 comments on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 02:23 PM PST with 411 Recommends
Tonight, IMHO, we have three new pieces from the MSM and the blogosphere which provide us with great (albeit inconvenient) contrasts and greater political context concerning our country's record-...
by bobswern
Comment Count 266 comments on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 12:40 AM PST with 384 Recommends
Saudi Arabia says three al-Qaida members have returned from abroad and turned themselves in. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki says the three are not on the nation's ...
by blue aardvark
Comment Count 313 comments on Wed May 11, 2011 at 10:12 AM PDT with 378 Recommends
It really does not get more disgusting then this. Words fail. An eight year old bride in Yemen died from internal injuries on her wedding night, bleeding to death after deep vaginal tearing caused ...
by Pakalolo
Comment Count 461 comments on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 09:01 AM PDT with 252 Recommends
To the Republicans upset about Obama's actions in the Middle East, maybe "we told you so" isn't what you want to hear when someone you despise is making decisions you don't like, but, well, we did ...
by ericf
Comment Count 104 comments on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 08:33 PM PDT with 244 Recommends
I didn't get a chance to watch tv news last night, and as a consequence missed this segment of Rachel Maddow's show in which she points to various contradictions regarding Joe Lieberman's current ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 210 comments on Tue Dec 29, 2009 at 07:12 AM PST with 236 Recommends
The world is an crazy place. Who would have predicted a little more than a year ago Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and now Syria? Or a bunch of tents on a tiny plot of land in New York City sparking ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 148 comments on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 09:16 AM PST with 213 Recommends
News @ 6:00pm pst Tunisian government spokesmen says cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Schools were closed today and many students joined the protests Tunisian army chief says military will 'guarantee' ...
by Clay Claiborne
Comment Count 117 comments on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 01:53 PM PST with 187 Recommends
What could possibly go wrong? The New York Times [reports http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/world/25military.html?hp]: The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad ...
by Jay Elias
Comment Count 295 comments on Mon May 24, 2010 at 06:27 PM PDT with 169 Recommends
On September 10th, President Obama gave a speech laying out his reasons and objectives for going to war against ISIL. The methods laid out were vague. The reasoning was a little muddy. However,
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 569 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM PDT with 162 Recommends
Last night the nation waited to hear how President Obama planned to defeat ISIS. Instead of a message of hope, he gave what might be the most discouraging sentence spoken by a president since ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 513 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT with 158 Recommends
Just a minute after reports of the CIA thwarting an upgraded underwear bomb, my iPhone was all aTwitter with disses and jokes: Has everyone called BS on this underpants plot yet? (Andrew Exum) If ...
by Jesselyn Radack
Comment Count 947 comments on Tue May 08, 2012 at 05:08 AM PDT with 151 Recommends
You are in the the 115th Child Diary of the Liveblog of the 2011 uprisings throught North Africa and the Middle East. We stand with our international friends and their courageous struggle for ...
by UnaSpenser
Comment Count 407 comments on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 12:07 AM PST with 148 Recommends
During his May speech on counterterrorism , President Obama defended the drone program as legal, moral, and accurate and has argued then and since that it is subject to standards of accountability--...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 205 comments on Fri Dec 13, 2013 at 04:01 AM PST with 138 Recommends
You are in the 227th Witness Revolution diary, bearing witness to pro-democracy movements in North Africa, the Middle East and beyond. We aim here to simply report, from as many reliable worldwide ...
by UnaSpenser
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 01:11 PM PDT with 133 Recommends
At some point in the Egyptian revolution, representatives of the demonstrators made it very clear that self-determination is what they sought. They didn't want outsiders influencing their process. ...
by UnaSpenser
Comment Count 41 comments on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 09:34 PM PST with 133 Recommends
DK4 GROUP NAME: EYES ON EGYPT AND THE REGION RULES OF THE ROAD: Join the discussion about the protests that are ...
by Tahrir
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Feb 15, 2011 at 12:51 AM PST with 133 Recommends
Mohammed Tuaiman and his younger brother Less than a week before Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh was burned to death by ISIS, 13-year old Mohammed Tuaiman al-Jahmi died a horrific death just ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 99 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2015 at 02:59 PM PST with 131 Recommends