Anti-government protests in Syria are nearing the two-month mark. After initially hinting at compromises, President Bashar al-Assad now appears to favor using force to crush the demonstrations. Last weekend saw an escalation of government forces in cities across Syria.
One aspect of the current Middle East revolutions that has received a lot of attention is the role new media and the arts have played in unifying people and setting the narrative of the so called “Arab Spring.” And Egypt is no exception.Aymen Mohamed Hussein is executive director for production for
For many the death of Osama Bin Laden produced a sense of patriotism they hadn’t felt since the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. There is no doubt that 9/11 has become part of America's collective memory.
On Monday, Mayor Richard M. Daley hosted an open house at city hall. It was one last time for residents to praise or grumble about the Mayor’s tenure. After all, citizens have taken issue with items ranging from parking to education to violence.
Rahm Emanuel won’t be the first Chicago mayor with connections to the White House. Richard M. Daley is a political ally of both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Daley's was a good friend of John F. Kennedy’s. And Richard J. Daley also had close ties with Lyndon Johnson.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said he wants to continue sending financial aid to Pakistan. His comments come a week after U.S. troops raided a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing Osama bin Laden.Durbin said the U.S.