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Five Exotic Beach Destinations You're Scared Of (But Shouldn't Be)
The world is not a peaceful place. And when disaster strikes abroad, the media circus can make scary situations seem even scarier -- to the point where traveling anywhere can seem life-threatening, even more so when it's to locales that are off the beaten track. So you may be particularly scared of
Egypt's Uprising: One Year Later
Anti-government protests began across Egypt Jan. 25, 2011, calling for the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s near 30-year rule, following the overthrow of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in the first of the Arab Spring revolutions across the Middle East. Protesters tear...
Egyptian Revolution's Biggest Name Shuns Politics, Spotlight
On February 8th, 2011, the Egyptian revolution was at full throttle, just three days from deposing President Hosni Mubarak. What had started as a protest organized by young activists on Facebook had exploded into a full-blown uprising including Egyptians of all stripes, a good many of whom had
'This Week' Transcript: 2011 Year in Review
A Look Back at the Tumultuous Year's Top Political and International Stories
Tough Year for Dictators
I used to play a kind of parlor game with friends on New Year's Eve, with each of us making predictions about the year ahead, what might happen in our neighborhood, our city, our nation and around the world. As a global news junkie and foreign editor at ABC News, I'd always throw in some potential
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...
The Global Note: Euro-Mess…Afghan War…Knox Heads Home…Saudi Drivers
EUROZONE CRISIS MARKETS SWOON Call it one step forward, one step back. (And that’s clearly NOT what global investors are looking for…) Euro-zone finance ministers reached a deal to provide collateral to Finland in exchange for future aid to Greece – and while Finland may...
Arab Spring: The Dictators’ Quiz
ABC News’ Tom Nagorski reports: It has been tumultuous year in the Middle East, as dictators across the region found their countries torn apart in the series of revolutions dubbed the “Arab Spring.” Take the quiz below to see how much you know about the...
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
Obama Speech Backlash on Call to Reinstate 1967 Mideast Borders
President Obama's Suggestion Invokes Criticism From Israel, Some Republicans