Unrest might soon spread to Syria

Syrians are organizing campaigns on Facebook and Twitter that call for a “day of rage” in Damascus this week, taking inspiration from Egypt and Tunisia. Like Egypt and Tunisia, Syria suffers from corruption, poverty and unemployment. All three nations have seen subsidy cuts on staples like bread and oil. Syria’s authoritarian president has resisted calls… Read More Unrest might soon spread to Syria

“Days of rage” rock Egypt, Lebanon

Protesters in Egypt and Lebanon have proclaimed today a “day of rage” with Lebanese Sunnis protesting against the nomination of the new prime minister, and Egyptians protesting against the Mubarak government. The situations in Egypt and Lebanon have very, very little in common, if anything at all. Hezbollah with a backing of Syria engineered a… Read More “Days of rage” rock Egypt, Lebanon