Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Monday, May 9, 2011

Arab Uprising Fallout: Syria's Assad Keeps Up the Pressure and Sees Gaining Advantage Over Rebels

Official Says Syria Has the Upper Hand Over Protests -

Sweeping Arrests in Syria as Military Rolls In -

EU slaps arms embargo on Syria but spares President Bashar al-Assad | The Guardian

War News Updates: 17 Are Killed In A Baghdad Detention Center, Including Al Qaeda's Leader For Iraq

Ship 'with 600 people aboard' sinks as refugees flee from Libya - The Independent

Police storm protest sit-in in west Yemen, 10 injured: witnesses
U.S. says Egypt debt relief studied but no decision | Reuters

North, south Sudan to remove Abyei forces - U.N. | Reuters