The Syrian regime, trying to walk a fine line between staying in power and avoiding the ire of the international community, abruptly announced a general amnesty for “crimes” committed during the uprising, which began last March. The fact that this is the fourth such amnesty issued by Bashar al-Assad during the uprising probably blunts the impact, and opposition spokesmen dismissed it.
|By: David Dayen Monday January 16, 2012 11:30 am|
|By: Siun Monday February 28, 2011 6:01 am|
At the same time Obama is publicly supporting the King of Bahrain, there’s word the White House is considering military actions in support of Libyan revolutionaries – but there’s a problem. The revolutionaries don’t want it.
|By: Siun Wednesday February 2, 2011 9:35 am|
The UN Secretary condemns the violence as the pro-Mubarak hired thugs continue to try to create chaos.
|By: David Dayen Friday December 31, 2010 3:30 pm|
I’m interested in the Ivory Coast story because of a) the past inability for a peaceful transition of power on the African continent, which is a serious foreign policy problem, and b) the potential for mass death. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the UN, raises the threat of the second.