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In Turkey, a Syrian doctor aids his countrymen

Jun 11, 2012
A Syrian doctor in Istanbul set up a free hospital to treat Syrian opposition fighters, but middlemen ripped off his patients.

Anti-government demonstrations rise in Syria

Apr 20, 2011
Protesters in Syria are coming out against President Bashar al-Assad for giving the government almost unlimited powers to put down dissent. Mills College professor Fred Lawson explains what could happen to Syria's economy next.

Economic pressures may shape Libya's future

Apr 15, 2011
The former British Ambassador to Libya tells Marketplace that the oil sanctions and economic pressures in Libya are primarily on Col. Muammar Gaddafi, but that the rebels are facing their own issues as well.

Syrian troops fire on protesters

Mar 25, 2011
U.S. foreign aid doesn't go to Syria, but does to Egypt. Egypt responded to protests peacefully, Syria hasn't, and the U.S. foreign aid could have something to do with it.

Discontent in Yemen rises, with post-oil future unclear

Mar 23, 2011
A failing economy and protests against the president have placed Yemen in a state of unrest.

How state-controlled media work in Libya and the Arab world

Mar 22, 2011
Professor Marwan Kraidy discusses the effectiveness of government-controlled media in Libya and the current media landscape in Egypt.

The economics of Bahrain's Sunni-Shiite divide

Mar 18, 2011
University of Vermont professor Gregory Gause discusses how the Sunni-Shiite split is feeding into economic and political unrest in Bahrain.

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An Arab Marshall Plan?

Mar 17, 2011
The Arab world faces a huge task of reconstruction. And they are taking a page from an old American plan.

Doing business with Gaddafi again

Mar 16, 2011
Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi says his forces are beating back rebel forces. If he retains power, will foreign nations do business with him again?

Libya sanctions highlight sovereign wealth funds

Mar 2, 2011
Among the assets frozen by the U.S. are holdings of Libya's sovereign wealth fund. Such petrodollar funds have gained prominence in recent years.