The CIA drone program operates in countries where the US is not officially at war, like Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. But there’s little discussion over how drones affect the people they don’t kill.
In Denmark, restrictive family immigration laws often prevent young Danes from marrying and living in the country with non-European spouses. One of the consequences of this law is that it has forced many second-generation immigrants to leave Denmark, and start from scratch as immigrants in a new country.
In Istanbul this weekend, the so-called Friends of Syria group met this weekend in Turkey. The members, including Gulf states, the US and European countries, steered clear of backing opposition appeals for arms. But they did agree to pay salaries of rebel fighters seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
Yemeni-Americans have been protesting outside the New York hotel where former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is staying while he receives medical treatment.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be formally presented Saturday to the three women awarded the honor this year. One of them is Tawakul Karman, a Yemeni journalist and a key figure in her country’s protests.
The UN estimates that nearly 3,500 people have been killed in Syria since the revolution began there eight months ago. Unlike in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, the Syrian revolution is not being televised – but it is on YouTube. A loose knit group of cyber activists made up of Syrian expats from around the world, [...]
Occupy Wall Street reminds some observers of the protests in Tahrir Square — especially people with roots in Egypt and the Middle East. Reporter Assia Boundaoui gets the view from a few of them on the periphery of New York’s Zucchotti Park.