Middle East Updates

March 21, 2011 4:39 am

All eyes are on Libya. But I wanted to note that in recent days protests have been picking up pace in Syria. And just in the last 48 hours there appears to be a rapid and perhaps decisive erosion of the rule of Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen.

Meanwhile there is official word now that those four New York Times journalists held in custody by the Libyan government have been released into the custody of Turkish diplomats.

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