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  • Protesters wave a revolutionary flag on top of a mosque in northern Syria. Regime change in Damascus could break powerful ties with Iran and change the course of defense and foreign policies throughout the Middle East. (Associated Press)

    Rivals use Syria as target on Iran

    Around a gold-draped hall in Saudi Arabia, Gulf envoys listened to their host denounce the Syrian regime as an enemy of its people and the region.

  • Iraqi men watch U.S. President Barack Obama's speech on television at a coffee shop in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Iraq's prime minister says disagreements about legal protection for U.S. soldiers scuttled months of negotiations to keep American troops in Iraq beyond this year. Nouri al-Maliki told reporters Saturday that he still wants American help in training Iraqi forces to use military equipment Baghdad is buying from the United States. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

    Conflicted Iraqis face future without U.S. troops

    For the first time in decades, Iraqis face a future on their own, with neither Saddam Hussein's iron fist nor the United States' military might to hold them together. This has been both their dream and nightmare: They wanted American troops (the occupiers) to go, but they wanted American troops (the protectors) to stay.

  • **FILE** A supporter of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami shouts during a rally against drone attacks on June 4, 2011, in Karachi, Pakistan. (Associated Press)

    Rare U.S. missile attacks kill 12 in NW Pakistan

    Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles at a vehicle and a house in northwest Pakistan, killing 12 people Monday in a rare attack in an area where some of NATO's fiercest enemies have reportedly traveled, Pakistani officials said.

  • Thousands of Bahraini mourners participate in a funeral march on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in Malkiya, Bahrain, for Redha Bu Hameed, who died during clashes between army forces and anti-government protesters. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Bahrain king orders release of political prisoners

    Bahrain's king ordered the release of some political prisoners Tuesday, conceding to another opposition demand as the embattled monarchy tries to engage protesters in talks aimed at ending an uprising that has entered its second week.

  • A funeral procession for Mahmoud Maki Abu Taki, 22, who died during clashes between Bahraini anti- government and riot police early Thursday, moves slowly through the streets in Sitra village, Bahrain, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Bahrain forces fire on protesters; 50 hurt

    Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters defying a government ban and streaming toward the landmark square that had been the symbolic center of the uprising to break the political grip of the Gulf nation's leaders.

  • A demonstrator waves a Bahraini flag Tuesday on a highway overpass overlooking the Pearl Monument, centered on a main square, in Manama, Bahrain. Thousands of protesters poured into the square in the capital in an Egypt-style rebellion that sharply escalated pressure on authorities as the Arab push for change gripped the Gulf for the first time. (Associated Press)

    Bahrain protesters step up pressure on rulers

    Protesters demanding sweeping political reforms from Bahrain's rulers held their ground Wednesday in an Egypt-style occupation of the capital's landmark square, staging a third day of demonstrations that have brought unprecedented pressure in one of Washington's most strategic allies in the Gulf.

  • Demonstrators chant and wave Bahraini flags near the Pearl Monument on a main square in Manama, Bahrain, Tuesday Feb. 15, 2011. Thousands of protesters poured into the square in Bahrain's capital in an Egypt-style rebellion that sharply escalated pressure on authorities as the Arab push for change gripped the Gulf for the first time. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Bahrain protesters take control of main square

    Thousands of protesters poured into a main square in Bahrain's capital Tuesday in an Egypt-style rebellion that sharply escalated pressure on authorities as the Arab push for change gripped the Gulf for the first time.

  • Bahraini demonstrators run from tear gas on Monday as riot police disperse a protest in the village of Duraz, Bahrain, outside the capital of Manama. Demonstrations broke out nationwide in response to calls on social media sites for major anti-government protests and were dispersed by riot police firing tear gas and chasing demonstrators. (Associated Press)

    Clashes in Bahrain before planned protest rally

    Bahrain's security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday at thousands of anti-government protesters heeding calls to unite in a major rally and bring the Arab reform wave to the Persian Gulf for the first time.

  • Bahrain security forces ready for protests Monday

    Bahrain's security forces set up checkpoints and fanned out on patrols Sunday as opposition groups blanketed social media sites with calls to stage the first major anti-government protests in the Gulf since the uprising in Egypt.

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