| Nov 20, 2011
| 3:38 PM
A crackdown on pro-democracy protests is isolating Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, with each passing day.
Syria has now been suspended from the Arab league and Jordan’s King Abdullah told a British network al-Assad should step down....
| May 13, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell is stepping down as the United States' special envoy on Mideast peace, an official acknowledgement that the Obama administration’s 2-year-old peace initiative is dead.
Associates said Mitchell saw...
| May 19, 2011
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON -- The United States will support efforts for reform across the Middle East and North Africa, including "transitions toward democracy," President Barack Obama said Thursday in what the White House billed as a major speech laying out U.S. policy...