As bright spring days gradually turn hot and muggy, the consensus in Damascus is that the protest movement has been badly burnt. The activist Facebook group Syrian Revolution 2011 put out an order for a general strike across Syria on Wednesday calling for “mass protests” and the closure of all schools, universities, shops and restaurants, “not even taxis.” But there was no apparent strike on Wednesday morning in central Damascus.
The forces assembled against print media scored a big scalp on Monday when Cond Nast announced that Gourmet magazine was finished.
Jon Gosselin dug himself into a deep hole Tuesday morning on “Good Morning America” with a clip of him saying of his wife Kate, “I despise her.” But during the full-length version of that interview, shown as part of ABC’s “Primetime: Family Secrets,” Gosselin probably only made things worse for himself. Talking about his girlfriend Hailey Glassman, he said, “I love her more than I did Kate.” Jon told interviewer Chris Cuomo, “I was abused
Vehicles began streaming across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge early Tuesday — a day ahead of schedule — after the completion of repairs to a crack in the structure’s east span. Commuters began driving over the bridge around 6:40 a.m
Kyrgyzstan said Friday its president has ordered the closure of U.S. military’s only base in Central Asia, further squeezing access for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan. However, the closure comes as two other central Asian nations — Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – reportedly agreed to allow transit of U.S