Middle East

A man waves his rifle as buildings and cars burn Tuesday inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya. (AFP/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Conference Explores Middle East Violence, Protests

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley sponsored a particularly timely conference this week: “Democracy Rising?” sought to address “the challenges of democracy transition and development in countries emerging from authoritarian regimes,” according to the event website.

09/14/2012

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Criticism Of Obama Is Misguided And Ignores The Facts

In seeking to define President Obama as a foreign policy failure, sympathetic to Muslim protesters, Mitt Romney ignored the fact that Americans were killed and under threat overseas.

09/13/2012

A burnt building inside the US Embassy compound in Benghazi, Libya (Photo credit: STRINGER/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Needs To Stay At The White House During Middle East Protests

President Barack Obama needs to stay in Washington, D.C., suspend campaigning, and address the threats against Americans in the Middle East.

09/13/2012

A vehicle and the surrounding area are engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Romney, Obama Trade Barbs Over Middle East Attack That Killed Bay Area Native

Republican challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday of showing weakness in the face of tumultuous events that left four U.S. diplomats, including a Bay Area native, dead in the Middle East.

09/12/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by David Calvert/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Criticism Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Is On Target

As unfortunate as the events are, Romney’s comments about Obama ring true. Prior to the tragic event and even after, President Obama appears to excuse and apologize for the horrendous events that take place in the world – including those against Americans.

09/12/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

Egyptian anti-government protesters shout slogans as they march in the coastal city of Alexandria on February 11, 2011.

Tech Report: Arab Spring A Hot Topic At Middle East Technology Conference

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid looks at what is of interest to many in the Middle East at a technology conference in Qatar.

03/07/2012

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As Iraq War Ends, Vallejo Soldiers Head To Kuwait

On the same day that an official end to the war in Iraq was signaled by US officials, more than a dozen soldiers from an army reserve unit in Vallejo are headed back to the Middle East.

12/15/2011

Afghan Delegation Tours East Bay Sites

An 11-member delegation from Afghanistan has spent the last four days touring a number of locations in the East Bay in order to establish better cultural relationships.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/09/2011

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Silicon Valley Web Filtering Products Linked To Censorship In Middle East

Software companies point out they have no control over how any customer – whether it is a business, individual, or a foreign government – ultimately uses a product.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/28/2011

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