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  • Bahrain activists fear for inmate on 55th day of hunger strike

     
    Bahraini activists fear for the life of a hunger striker who they say has gone without food for 55 days, a perilous attempt to draw attention to human rights abuses in Bahrain....
  • In Greece, shall I compare thee to an austerity measure?

     
    This is a Greek protest, but instead of throwing stones, these protesters read poems. Every day on WorldNow, we choose a striking photo from around the world. Today we spotted this shot at a poetry protest in Athens, where people danced on stilts and...
  • What it's like to be shot at, other glimpses of Syria [Video]

     
    One video above, uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday by Syrian opposition activists, purports to show a cameraman zooming in on a tank gun that opens fire in his direction. Four other video clips allegedly show scenes from Syria. With limited access for...
  • Zimbabwe activists fined for watching Arab Spring video

     
    Munyaradzi Gwisai was sentenced to pay $500 and serve 420 hours of community service when a Zimbabwe court handed down its decision Wednesday. So were five other Zimbabwean activists. What landed them in court? Watching a video of the Arab Spring...
  • Bashar Assad's wife may be cut off from European shopping, travel

     
    The glamorous wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad may be cut off from European travel and shopping in an attempt to ramp up pressure on the Syrian regime, halting her reported spending sprees....
  • Tens of thousands of Bahraini protesters occupy four-lane highway

     
    Every day on World Now we choose a striking photo from around the globe. Today we chose this shot from Bahrain, where tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets of Manama to protest for reform. There were lots of remarkable photographs, but...
  • Syria rebels pull back from stronghold in Homs [Video]

     
    Syrian rebels backed away from a besieged neighborhood in the city of Homs on Thursday with weapons and ammunition running low, saying they were pulling out to spare some 4,000 people who insisted on staying on their homes as food, medicine and water grew...
  • 25 suspected Anonymous hackers arrested in international sweep

     
    Twenty-five alleged hackers from the freewheeling, decentralized Anonymous protest movement were arrested across Europe and Central America in a massive sweep coordinated by Interpol, an agency based in France that links police from around the world....
  • Asylum claims hit record high from Syria, Tunisia, Ivory Coast

     
    More people clamored for asylum from countries in Arab Spring tumult, part of the global trends that pushed a 20% jump in applications to industrialized nations last year. The increase was observed by the United Nations refugee agency, which released a...
  • SYRIA: Some Syrians decry Arab League chief's visit with Assad

     
    The secretary-general of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, visited Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday in an effort to end the bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters that has gripped Syria for months and led to international condemnation....
  • Book Review: 'Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World'

    Book Review: 'Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World'
    Rock the Casbah Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World Robin Wright Simon & Schuster: 320 pp., $26.99 It might seem odd to appropriate the title of a song from an English punk band for a book of in-depth reporting about the evolving political...