May 6, 2013 — United Nations prosecutor Carla del Ponte has told Swiss news outlets that there's evidence pointing at the opposition, not the Assad regime. The U.N. says no "conclusive findings" have been reached. The White House is skeptical about del Ponte's comments.
Feb 8, 2013 — The assassination of Chokri Belaid has sparked protests. Emotions are running as high as they were two years ago at the start of the Arab Spring.
Nov 30, 2012 — Early Friday, Islamists approved a draft that critics are calling the "Muslim Brotherhood constitution." Protesters are also rallying against President Mohammed Morsi's decree giving him sweeping new powers.
Oct 2, 2012 — High food prices have often been cited as a factor behind mass protest movements. But a group of researchers say food prices can actually be used to predict when social unrest will occur. And according to their mathematical modeling, we've hit the threshold for more waves of riots.
Sep 24, 2012 — "The people of the Arab world did not set out to trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob," the secretary of state said today. "The people of Benghazi sent this message loud and clear on Friday when they forcefully rejected the extremists in their midst."
Sep 14, 2012 — The film Innocence of Muslims, which denigrates Islam and its prophet, Muhammad, has put the spotlight on a little-known community. Egypt's Coptic Christians have been coming to the U.S. since the 1950s, but are emigrating in greater numbers since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak last year.
Sep 13, 2012 — The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, or a harbinger of a region moving toward greater chaos?
Jul 18, 2012 — Wednesday's bombing in Damascus, which killed several senior figures in President Bashar Assad's inner circle, also shattered the notion that he and his government still have firm control of the capital.
Jun 21, 2012 — A Jordanian official says the pilot wants to defect. The Syrian government is only confirming it lost contact with the aircraft. Activists say this would be the first such action by a Syrian military pilot since anti-Assad protests began in 2011.
Jun 20, 2012 — Some Egyptians fear the military is going to further "bamboozle the democratic process," NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports. The concern: Generals will cite Mubarak's declining health — or death if that happens — as a reason to put off reforms.