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Israel-Hamas Reach Truce, But Will it Last?

November 28, 2012

Israel and Hamas reached a fragile truce last week, bringing Israel’s eight day Operation Pillar of Defense to an end. The ceasefire, brokered by Egypt and the United States, has for the most part resulted in a halt of hostilities, allowing the parties to participate in indirect talks via Egypt to carry out the second […]

Jordanian Protests Target the King

November 21, 2012

Thousands of Jordanians took to the streets last week in the largest protests to hit the country since the start of the Arab uprisings. The demonstrations, sparked by a rise in fuel prices by as much as 54 percent after a cut in government subsidies, quickly turned violent as protesters and security forces clashed, resulting […]

Syrian Opposition Unites Under New Group

November 14, 2012

Representatives of Syrian opposition groups — including rebel fighters, veteran dissidents, and ethnic and religious minorities — came together in Qatar on Sunday and agreed to join a new coalition that hopes to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad. Officially called the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, or simply the Syrian National […]