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Syria: Inside Bashar Assad’s Dungeons
What We Saw at the Revolution
Last week, after the Egyptian opposition called for a march after prayers, TIME’s Abigail Hauslohner, based in Cairo, and TIME’s Rania Abouzeid, who had just returned from covering the Tunisian uprising, walked among the protesters and felt the blunt and brutal response of the regime’s antiriot police. To escape club-bearing cops, Hauslohner ran through narrow streets and found refuge in a small courtyard, only to have a tear-gas canister land near where she stood with a small group of protesters.
In Peru, the Daughter Who Would Be President Too
Palestinian Border Protests: The Arab Spring Model for Confronting Israel
After more than 100 Palestinians breached Israel’s border with Syria on Sunday, knocking down a fence and striding into a village in the Golan Heights, overmatched Israeli security forces scrambled to glean what they could from the protesters who had just, without so much as a sidearm, penetrated farther into the country than any army in a generation.
Starving the Rebellion: Syria’s Brutal Tactics
Abu Ibrahim, a stocky, bespectacled Syrian from the besieged southern city of Dara’a, bounded into the general store on the Jordan-Syria border in his white plastic sandals, grasping his daughter Noor’s hand as the 6-year-old struggled to keep up. He’d left Dara’a, the center of a two-month-old antigovernment uprising, just a few hours earlier and was desperate to get back before the end of Friday midday prayers and the start of the weekly nationwide protests that have always followed.
Why Syria’s President Doesn’t Like Fridays
Syria Protests: Will Friday Demonstrations Shake Assad?
Syria could very well learn its fate this Friday. According to a source from the country with close ties to the regime, if large-scale demonstrations break out after midday prayer in Syria’s two largest cities, Damascus and Aleppo, the regime will be faced with a stark choice: either crack down with unlimited violence, or meet the demonstrators’ demands.
Kyrgyz uprising seizes security HQ
AP Exclusive: Kyrgyz uprising seizes security HQ An opposition politician has seized the headquarters of a branch of Kyrgyzstan’s security forces — the first concrete sign that a violent uprising is now in charge of the Central Asian nation. An Associated Press reporter saw opposition leader Keneshbek Duishebayev sitting in the office of the chief […]