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 - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/mgjCF4

Sweeping Arrests in Syria as Military Rolls In - WSJ.com http://on.wsj.com/j4RFtq

EU slaps arms embargo on Syria but spares President Bashar al-Assad | The Guardian http://bit.ly/lYwNcw

War News Updates: 17 Are Killed In A Baghdad Detention Center, Including Al Qaeda's Leader For Iraq http://bit.ly/jnCCPD

Ship 'with 600 people aboard' sinks as refugees flee from Libya - The Independent http://ind.pn/kQ1s1i

Police storm protest sit-in in west Yemen, 10 injured: witnesses http://bit.ly/kIWs1w
  
U.S. says Egypt debt relief studied but no decision | Reuters http://reut.rs/iAEcWt

North, south Sudan to remove Abyei forces - U.N. | Reuters http://bit.ly/jzCKud