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Tunisian vendor's immolation echoes growing desperation
Adel Dridi describes setting himself on fire after police barred him from selling strawberries on the side of a Tunisian road
5 International Stories You'll Care About This Week
1. Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Approaches For more than a century, Vienna has been the capital of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, the center of Cold War spy games sitting on the edge of the Iron Curtain. A generation later, it’s back center-stage as the United States and the other world powers race to do
Embassy Attacks Put Critical Focus On Obama's 'Arab Spring' Strategy
In the popular telling, the story begins with a vegetable vendor in Tunisia. On Dec. 17, 2010, 26-year old Mohamed Bouazizi, for years harassed and humiliated by corrupt local authorities, set himself on fire in a front of a provincial government office four hours south of the seaside capital,
Moroccan Protesters the Latest to Set Themselves on Fire
TEL AVIV, Israel – The five Moroccan men who set themselves afire this week in the capital of Rabat marked the latest incident of self-immolation that has spread across the Middle East and North Africa in the past year and arguably touched off the so-called...
The Global Note: Marines & The Taliban Bodies…Putin's "Manifesto"…Fukushima Moms…Haiti, 2 Years On
MARINES DESECRATING TALIBAN DEAD? The Marine Corps is investigating that video that appears to show four Marines joking while urinating on the bodies of three Taliban men. Dressed in full combat gear and holding rifles at their sides, the four Marines stand over the corpses...
'This Week' Transcript: 2011 Year in Review
A Look Back at the Tumultuous Year's Top Political and International Stories
Christiane Amanpour: Arab World’s Total Transformation in 2011
In just one year, the Arab and Muslim world has undergone a total transformation. America’s main nemesis since 9/11 is suddenly bursting with new political life, new opportunity, and a newly defined will of the people. It started in Tunisia, North Africa a year ago,...
The Man Who Started It All
Who killed Gadhafi? And threw out Mubarak and Ben-Ali? Who sent Saleh into exile, and drove Assad to carry out his brutal crackdown? No one man, of course. But, in a way, Mohamed Bouazizi was responsible for it all. Bouazizi was a vendor in a...
Gadhafi, Mubarak, Saleh and Ben Ali Are Not Smiling Now
What a difference ten months makes. In this photo taken on Oct. 10, 2010, Moammar Gadhafi, Hosni Mubarak, and the presidents of Tunisia and Yemen smile for the cameras in the front row of the Afro-Arab Joint Summit meeting in Sirte, Libya. Less than a year later, two of the long-time leaders have
In 'Arab Spring' Speech, President Obama Offers Aid to Egypt and Tunisia, Chastises Bahrain, Pushes 1967 Borders for Israel
At the US State Department in Washington, DC, President Obama delivered what the White House billed as a major address on what role the US should play in the post-“Arab Spring” world, in which he pledged US economic help for Arab countries that embrace democracy and for the first time said any ...