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The eight deaths reported Tuesday in the Gaza Strip represent the most serious escalation of violence in Gaza since 2009. Israeli officials said the airstrikes were in response to rocket fire.


Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh clung to power by a thread after country's most powerful military commander threw his support behind protesters and opposition groups seeking Saleh's ouster and defections mounted.


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Former Israeli president Katsav sentenced to 7 years for rape (Post, March 22, 2011; 3:04 PM)

U.S., allies seek to maintain Arab support for military intervention in Libya (Post, March 22, 2011; 11:09 AM)

Former Israeli president Katsav sentenced to 7 years in jail (Post, March 22, 2011; 7:40 AM)

Saleh suffers string of major defections after protesters gunned down in Yemen (Post, March 22, 2011; 1:56 AM)

Envisioning a post-Gaddafi future, some refugees consider returning (Post, March 21, 2011; 8:56 PM)

Obama puts his foreign policy on display: at once, the hand of friendship, the hand of might (Post, March 21, 2011; 2:16 PM)

Rival tanks deploy in streets of Yemen's capital after powerful general defects to opposition (Post, March 21, 2011; 1:14 PM)

In Iraq protests, a younger generation finds its voice (Post, March 21, 2011; 10:23 AM)

Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya (Post, March 21, 2011; 10:17 AM)

Increase in oil revenue amid unrest in Arab world gives Russia some breathing room (Post, March 21, 2011; 10:10 AM)

For Bahrain protest movement, democratic hopes give way to sectarian concerns (Post, March 20, 2011; 10:30 AM)

Egyptians swarm polls in first vote since revolution (Post, March 20, 2011; 10:08 AM)

France fires first shots against Libya after Gaddafi's forces enter Benghazi (Post, March 19, 2011; 3:29 PM)

U.S., allies' jets poised to fly over Libya as other nations mull strategy (Post, March 19, 2011; 1:52 PM)

Syria seals off southern city after clashes kill 5 in first sign of intruding Mideast unrest (Post, March 19, 2011; 1:11 PM)

Obama administration seeks more U.N. authority to intervene in Libya (Post, March 18, 2011; 4:48 PM)

As Bahrain arrests the opposition leaders, no one is left for dialogue (Post, March 18, 2011; 11:37 AM)

Clinton visits Cairo's Tahrir Square, decries violence in Bahrain (Post, March 17, 2011; 11:22 PM)

Clinton encounters frustration with U.S. stance on Arab unrest (Post, March 17, 2011; 9:51 PM)

Bahrain arrests opposition leaders as crackdown intensifies (Post, March 17, 2011; 5:47 PM)

White House appears reluctant to take hard line with Arab monarchies (Post, March 17, 2011; 11:20 AM)

In Cairo, Hillary Clinton pledges millions in U.S. aid to Egypt (Post, March 16, 2011; 5:45 PM)

Palestinians rally for unity in Gaza, West Bank (Post, March 16, 2011; 4:54 PM)

Curfew in Bahrain after security clears protesters from Pearl Square (Post, March 16, 2011; 2:05 PM)

Congress members struggle to define message on Mideast, North Africa (Post, March 16, 2011; 12:40 AM)

Bahrain vows 'crackdown on lawbreakers' (Post, March 16, 2011)

Gaddafi's forces likely to push rebels back to Benghazi, analysts say (Post, March 15, 2011; 6:09 PM)

Israel intercepts ship it says carried Iranian weapons bound for Gaza (Post, March 15, 2011; 1:36 PM)

Latest developments in Arab political unrest stretching from North Africa to Persian Gulf (Post, March 15, 2011; 1:01 PM)

Hundreds of protesters injured by shotgun blasts and clubs as Bahraini king declares emergency (Post, March 15, 2011; 12:43 PM)

Resignations of 2 Kurdish politicians in northern Iraq seen as challenge to Arabs for control (Post, March 15, 2011; 12:40 PM)

Israel says its navy intercepts Egypt-bound ship carrying arms off Mediterranean coast (Post, March 15, 2011; 12:30 PM)

Thousands of Palestinians rally in Gaza, West Bank to end split between rival governments (Post, March 15, 2011; 12:09 PM)

Rebel council seeks to transform Libya (Post, March 15, 2011; 11:11 AM)

Clinton, top US visitor since uprising, pressing Egypt's temporary leaders to stick to reform (Post, March 15, 2011; 10:40 AM)

Witnesses say anti-government tribesmen in Yemen border town kill 4 soldiers after protest (Post, March 15, 2011; 8:57 AM)

Israel says its navy intercepts Egypt-bound ship carrying arms 200 miles off Israeli shore (Post, March 15, 2011; 6:41 AM)

Israel comes to standstill to remember soldier captured by Palestinian militants 5 years ago (Post, March 15, 2011; 5:24 AM)

Rebel council seeks to transform Libya (Post, March 15, 2011; 5:16 AM)

Critics say Egypt getting crash course in constitutional confusion (Post, March 15, 2011; 12:29 AM)

Critics say Egypt getting crash course in constitutional confusion (Post, March 15, 2011)

Abbas: Settler family killings 'inhuman' (Post, March 14, 2011; 11:38 PM)

Saudi-led military force crosses into Bahrain amid fears of wider unrest (Post, March 14, 2011; 5:24 PM)

Police, protesters clash in Bahrain while hundreds rally in Saudi Arabia (Post, March 14, 2011; 5:13 PM)

Yemen deports 2 American, 2 British journalists as country is roiled by unrest (Post, March 14, 2011; 4:29 PM)

Obama administration prepares for possibility of new post-revolt Islamist regimes (Post, March 14, 2011; 4:05 PM)

Signs of dissent becoming more visible among Saudi Arabian youths (Post, March 14, 2011; 8:06 AM)

Israel to expand West Bank settlements in response to slayings of five in home (Post, March 14, 2011; 1:57 AM)

16 miles away, Saudi Arabia's watchful eye looms over Bahrain unrest (Post, March 14, 2011; 1:54 AM)

Increase in oil revenue amid unrest in Arab world gives Russia some breathing room (Post, March 13, 2011; 5:36 PM)

Israeli troops scour West Bank villages for killers of 5 Jewish settlers (Post, March 13, 2011; 5:01 PM)

Arab League's backing of no-fly zone over Libya ramps up pressure on West (Post, March 12, 2011; 9:59 PM)

Yemeni clashes turn deadly (Post, March 12, 2011; 6:33 PM)

Saudi Arabia calm on planned 'Day of Rage,' but protests spark violence elsewhere (Post, March 11, 2011; 9:53 PM)

Gaza power plant engineer being held in Israeli prison (Post, March 11, 2011; 9:29 AM)

Egypt's leaders seek police force's speedy return to duty (Post, March 10, 2011; 8:10 PM)

U.S., Europe considering naval operations to deliver humanitarian aid to Libya (Post, March 10, 2011; 7:38 PM)

Top intelligence official says Gaddafi likely to prevail; U.S., Europe weigh responses (Post, March 10, 2011; 5:38 PM)

Iran's response to Middle East protests is muted (Post, March 10, 2011; 5:38 PM)

Saudi police open fire at protest (Post, March 10, 2011; 6:59 PM)

In West Bank, a loss in soccer is still seen as a victory (Post, March 9, 2011; 8:03 PM)

13 die in sectarian violence in Cairo (Post, March 9, 2011; 11:53 AM)



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