Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s carefully cultivated image as a modest leader with reformist leanings, close to his people and understanding of their concerns, has taken a severe beating after a month of brutal security measures against a burgeoning civil protest movement for greater freedoms that has slowly stretched across the country. The tall, trim, blue-eyed father of three has responded to the uprising in his country, the greatest challenge to his 11-year rule, with a characteristic mix of soft and hard measures, promising reform while also unleashing his security forces on the streets to crush dissent
Libyans opposed to longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi vowed to hit the streets again Sunday, declaring a violent crackdown by protection forces because demonstrations began last week has energized their ranks. Benghazi, the North African nation’s second-largest city and hub of its eastern province, was home to a number of the bloodiest clashes Saturday. Still, an […]
Four U.S. service members died in a roadside bombing attack, and two civilians were killed in crossfire during a military operation, military authorities in Afghanistan said Friday
A Zimbabwean court ordered a senior opposition politician back to jail Wednesday to await his trial, set to begin next week.