News and Analysis (3/17/11)

With the detention of six opposition leaders and a “tear gas and shotgun attack” on “a pro-democracy tent city at Pearl Square on Wednesday in the worst day of violence since activists took to the streets last month,” Obama expresses “deep concern”:

U.S. is open to a Libyan no-fly zone if it will open the door to expanded military intervention, including, but not limited to “allowing aircraft from the international coalition to bomb Libyan tanks”:

The Palestinian version of the democracy revolt seems to be having a positive effect — but will Israel allow Abbas to go to Gaza?

Drone strikes continue to kill civilians:

Indonesian radio stations are intimidated by threats of $16,000 fines into garbling Lady Gaga’s lyrics, but terrorists are emboldened to target an Indonesian popular singer:

“Since Ivory Coast’s disputed November elections, at least 10 mosques have been attacked by supporters of incumbent [Christian] President Laurent Gbagbo, who refuses to cede power to Ouattara, a Muslim”:

He has no way of knowing whether his first letter induced Iran to release the third hiker, but America’s most famous Muslim again asks Khamenei to “show the world the compassion I know you have in your heart”

“The case highlights the fact that the US is engaged in a covert war in Pakistan – a country it has not declared war against” Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: the Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army:

The 31-yr.-old graduate student and mother of three gets her apology:

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