Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

In A Long And Bloody War, A Potential Breakthrough

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kurdish rebels have been fighting for nearly three decades against Turkish forces in the southeast corner of that nation. But the most prominent rebel leader said from prison Thursday that it was time for a "new era" that includes an immediate cease-fire.

Abdullah Ocalan heads the Kurdistan Workers ...


Has The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Been Downgraded?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Every American president since Harry Truman has wrestled with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to no avail. Yet they keep trying based on the notion that the Middle East will never be calm until there's peace between these protagonists.

But as President Obama heads to Israel and the West Bank, expectations could ...


Syrian Military Fired Scud Missiles At Rebels, U.S. Official Says

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The development comes at a time when the fighting has been intensifying and the rebels appear to be gaining momentum in the battle against President Bashar Assad.


Egyptians Take To The Streets After President Expands Powers

Friday, November 23, 2012

Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi won high praise for brokering the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But protesters in several Egyptian cities denounced him on Fr...


5 Reasons Why The Israeli-Palestinian Fighting Is Different This Time

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Arab Spring and its aftermath have radically changed the dynamics in the Middle East, and this makes this round of Israeli-Palestinian fighting different from previous battles.


Gas Lines Evoke Memories Of Oil Crises In The 1970s

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Back in the 1970s, U.S. drivers faced two separate oil crises that led to long lines at gas stations. Many Americans feared it would be a recurring nightmare, but gas lines have been rare over the past three decades.


Turkey Fires On Northern Syria In Response To Rocket Attack

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The city is divided after months of fighting. In the latest attack, dozens were killed in suicide bombings that appear to be the work of rebels.


Syria, Running Low On Friends, Angrily Sheds Another

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Syria gave the Hamas leader shelter for years. Now Syria has denounced him in withering terms, a sign of the changing alliances in the Middle East.


Pope's Butler Professes Innocence, But Says He Betrayed Pontiff

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The case has been an embarrassment to the Vatican and the butler faces up to four years in prison on charges he stole documents pointing to corruption.


Welcome To The New Middle East?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The violent protests at U.S. embassies this week seemed to catch the new Middle East governments flat-footed. So are these attacks an aberration on the rocky road of nation building, ...

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Slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens Thrived On Tough Assignments

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The ambassador always wanted to get out of the embassy and experience events firsthand. Stevens spent much of his career in North Africa and was thrilled to be in Libya at this crucial time in its history.


Malcolm Browne, Journalist Who Took The 'Burning Monk' Photo, Dies

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing and spend decades as a writer for The New York Times, but it's that picture that he's remembered for.


Syrian Fighting Escalates In And Around Damascus

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ban Ki-moon called the killing of 300 Syrians an "appalling and brutal crime."


Has Syria Reached A Tipping Point?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday's bombing in Damascus, which killed several senior figures in President Bashar Assad's inner circle, also shattered the notion that he and his government still have firm control of the capital.