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Q&A: Why is Syria violence worsening now?updated: Fri Feb 10 2012 15:12:00

Bodies in the streets. Bloody faces pleading for help. Bandaged children in hospitals.

Men, women and children trapped in Syriaupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 15:12:00

In Homs, snipers line the streets, cornering civilians who fear death and starvation. Anderson Cooper reports.

Protests, tensions rise in Syriaupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 13:37:00

CNN's Nic Robertson gives us a rare look inside the violence and tension engulfing Syria.

Robertson: Syria appears dividedupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 13:37:00

Ever since the Syrian unrest began 10 months ago, it has been difficult for the rest of the world to verify reports from inside the country.

This month on Inside the Middle Eastupdated: Mon Dec 05 2011 10:02:00

This month on Inside the Middle East, CNN's Nic Robertson travels to Libya to explore the Roman ruins of Leptus Magna. Meanwhile Arwa Damon looks at the lost treasures of Iraq and a controversial choice by a Kurdistan museum to pay smugglers in an effort to recover stolen artifacts.

What next after Sirte falls?updated: Sun Oct 16 2011 07:17:00

Tension is building between Libyan groups with Sirte set to fall. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Minister: Libya is willing to help probe other Lockerbie suspectsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 15:11:00

Libya is willing to work with British police to investigate other suspects in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, its justice minister said Wednesday.

Zoo animals impacted by Libyan fightingupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 02:16:00

CNN's Nic Robertson pays a visit to the Libyan zoo and finds animals that are greatly affected by the fighting in Libya.

War's forgotten: Tripoli Zoo animals suffer, lacking food, waterupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 02:16:00

The residents of zoos are often the first to be neglected when cities are hit by man-made or natural disasters.

Charred bodies, nanny's scars left behind by fleeing Gadhafisupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 04:48:00

Horrifying glimpses of the brutality underpinning the rule of Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi emerged Sunday with news of a warehouse full of charred corpses and a nanny to Gadhafi's grandchildren tortured.

Gadhafi family member wants cease-fireupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 17:34:00

CNN's Nic Robertson says he's in email communication with a Gadhafi family member who claims to "have authority."

Exclusive: Yemen's opposition generalupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 00:21:00

CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson obtained an exclusive interview with the leading opposition figure in Yemen, General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmer. He defected from the government in March. The interview took place in Yemen's capital Sana'a on July 3.

Bahrain government supporters speak outupdated: Mon Jun 20 2011 23:20:00

CNN's Nic Robertson talks to Bahraini government supporters worried about pro-democracy reforms.

Robertson: Mladic charming, ruthlessupdated: Thu May 26 2011 21:37:00

CNN's Nic Robertson recalls numerous meetings with war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic.

Osama bin Laden had been 'hiding in plain sight'updated: Mon May 02 2011 06:08:00

The death of Osama bin Laden proves that he had been "hiding in plain sight" says CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson.

Explain it to me: Mideast/African unrestupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 08:19:00

CNN's Nic Robertson looks at the ongoing unrest in Africa and the Middle East and explains what could happen next.

All eyes on Eman al-Obeidyupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 22:01:00

Nic Robertson and David Kirkpatrick report from Libya on the Gadhafi regime's treatment of Eman al-Obeidy.

Alleged Libyan rape victim thankful for supportupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 22:01:00

Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who says forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi raped her, is grateful for support she has received, said CNN's Nic Robertson, who met briefly with her Wednesday.

Libya responds to rape claimupdated: Sun Mar 27 2011 20:09:00

CNN's Nic Robertson says a woman who claims she was raped by pro-Gadhafi forces has been released.

Government: Libyan woman who alleged rape to journalists releasedupdated: Sun Mar 27 2011 20:09:00

A Libyan woman who stormed into a Tripoli hotel Saturday, telling foreign reporters that she had been raped by government troops, has been released, and her case is being investigated, government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said Sunday.

CNN correspondent rejects Fox report on human shieldsupdated: Tue Mar 22 2011 11:38:00

A CNN correspondent on Monday angrily rejected a report by the Fox network that he and other journalists were used as human shields by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to prevent a missile attack on his compound.

Nic Robertson: Fox claims 'outrageous'updated: Tue Mar 22 2011 11:38:00

CNN's Nic Robertson rebuts Fox News claims that news crews were lured into being human shields for Moammar Gadhafi.

Coalition targets Gadhafi compoundupdated: Mon Mar 21 2011 01:42:00

Airstrikes Sunday in the heart of Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound had a military objective but also no doubt brought a message of allied resolve to the Libyan leader's doorstep.

Al-Jazeera journalist killed in Benghazi, network saysupdated: Sun Mar 13 2011 07:34:00

An Al-Jazeera cameraman was killed in an apparent ambush near Benghazi, Libya, becoming the first journalist killed in the country since the start of the civil war, the network reported Saturday.

Fuel truck causes blasts in Tripoliupdated: Wed Mar 02 2011 07:29:00

Four blasts in Tripoli were apparently different sections of a fuel tank. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Change coming to Bahrain?updated: Mon Feb 21 2011 05:51:00

CNN's Rima Maktabi talks to residents of one Bahrain village who are skeptical of the regime's promise of change.

Defiance on Cairo streets as protesters 'lose fear'updated: Sat Jan 29 2011 12:08:00

Defiance and hope replaced Friday's scenes of widespread chaos and violence in Cairo on Saturday but at least five people were reported dead in clashes between police and protesters outside the Interior Ministry building.

Desperate women burn themselvesupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 11:56:00

A teen wife tells CNN's Nic Robertson how she set herself on fire to escape her drug addict husband in Afghanistan.

New details of Euro terror plot revealedupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 13:44:00

Germany's intelligence chief reveals to CNN's Nic Robertson new details about the terror threat to Europe and the U.S.

UK cuts will be felt by all in uniformupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 12:35:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on British defense cuts as outlined by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Red toxic sludge coats neighborhoodupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 03:45:00

CNN's Nic Robertson walks through a neighborhood in Devecser, Hungary, where residents and officials are cleaning up.

'Soft targets' face new terror threatsupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 10:12:00

The intellegence community is buzzing with threats on "soft targets" like hotels and tourist locations.

Q&A: How European terror plot came to lightupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 10:12:00

An al Qaeda plot to attack European targets would have borne a chilling resemblance to the deadly 2008 assault by armed militants on the Indian city of Mumbai, Western intelligence sources have revealed.

What do WikiLeak documents tell us?updated: Mon Jul 26 2010 17:24:00

CNN's Nic Robertson analyzes the implications of the release of thousands of Afghan war documents.

Q&A: What do WikiLeak documents tell us?updated: Mon Jul 26 2010 17:24:00

CNN senior international correspondent Nic Robertson analyzes the fallout from the publication of tens of thousands of U.S. military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan by whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

DC 5 given 10 years in jailupdated: Sat Jun 26 2010 12:21:00

DC 5 found guilty in Pakistani court, CNN's Nic Robertson met their lawyer and investigated their case.

Suicide bomber targets Afghan weddingupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 12:19:00

A suicide bomber targeted a wedding ceremony in the Kandahar province killing dozens. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Macedonia's forgotten gemupdated: Mon May 24 2010 12:43:00

CNN's Nic Robertson discovers an ancient city of hundreds of churches and monastries.

A new Napa valleyupdated: Tue May 11 2010 08:04:00

CNN's Nic Robertson mets a Macedonian businessman who returns to wine making with a new idea.

Debris litters crash siteupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 09:00:00

Broken trees and twisted metal mark the site where a Polish plane crashed in Russia. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Suicide bomber cells bustedupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 14:18:00

Nic Robertson reports that the Saudi arrest of alleged terrorists sheds light on how al Qaeda operates in the region.

Bombing target symbolicupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 20:46:00

CNN's Nic Robertson discusses the possible message behind a car bomb planted outside a courthouse in Northern Ireland.

Nic Robertson: Same old Karadzicupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 13:17:00

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic finally took the stand Monday at the U.N.'s international tribunal at The Hague to defend himself against genocide charges stemming from the 1992-1995 Bosnian conflict.

Bombing suspect vows revengeupdated: Sat Jan 09 2010 23:30:00

The Taliban release a video showing double agent vowing revenge on the U.S. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Crisis in Northern Irelandupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 22:54:00

After an attempted bombing, CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the threat to peace in Northern Ireland.

Warfare by Remote part 1updated: Mon Sep 14 2009 01:54:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the UAV drone, that is revolutionising the battlefields in Iraq & Afghanistan.

Lockerbie bomber appears, looking weak and dazedupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 05:44:00

The Lockerbie bomber made a brief public appearance at a hospital in Libya Wednesday, looking weak and unable to engage in what was going on around him.

Cash for kidneysupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 08:11:00

CNN's Nic Robertson explores what happens when extreme poverty in Pakistan meets the demand for donated kidneys.

Man must choose between selling kidney or childupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 08:11:00

Mohammed Iqbal said he has been told by his landlord to pay up on debts and is left with a choice facing others in this impoverished corner of Pakistan: Sell your children or a kidney.

Covering four stories at onceupdated: Sun May 03 2009 08:10:00

CNN's Nic Robertson is in Islamabad and was covering four stories at once. Here is how he did it.

King changes ministersupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 04:54:00

Saudi King Abdullah appoints woman to top government post. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Freed for terrorupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 16:22:00

CNN's Nic Robertson investigates a Saudi man freed from Gitmo who now leads al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Israel explains Gaza media restrictionsupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 12:21:00

From a distance, smoke rises over Gaza. It is about as close as most reporters can get to the battle zone.

Al Qaeda message blames Obama, Egypt for Gaza violenceupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 22:37:00

An audio message reportedly from al Qaeda's deputy chief vows revenge for Israel's air and ground assault on Gaza and calls the Jewish state's actions against Hamas militants "a gift" from U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.

NATO takes aim at piratesupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 05:29:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports from on board a NATO ship hunting for pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

India warned about attacksupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 11:46:00

Indian security forces were warned twice by U.S. officials about a water-borne attack. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Al Qaeda may target New York trains, feds sayupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 17:30:00

Federal authorities have received a "plausible but unsubstantiated" report that al Qaeda may have discussed targeting transit systems in or around New York, the Department of Homeland Security said.

Crimes Denied in Darfurupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:52:00

CNN's Nic Robertson reports from Sudan on the difficulties of finding those responsible for the carnage in Darfur.

Traveling to Kabulupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 07:47:00

CNN's Nic Robertson highlights his travels to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Transcript: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Iraqupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 12:35:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN Correspondent Nic Robertson talked with Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad Sunday.

Forced out, living in fearupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 03:14:00

CNN's Nic Robertson talks to newly displaced people as ethnic violence continues to flare in Kenya.

Saudi rape case lawyer 'reinstated'updated: Mon Jan 21 2008 14:42:00

The Saudi lawyer who represented a woman kidnapped and raped by seven men said his license to practice has been reinstated.

Ambush in Afghanistanupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 00:24:00

On "AC 360," CNN's Nic Robertson relives an ambush that haunts the men stationed at the far end of the war on terror.

'IED Alley'updated: Mon Dec 17 2007 02:48:00

The Afghan-Pakistan border is riddled with Taliban bombs, but CNN's Nic Robertson finds U.S. soldiers are getting tips.

Explosion hits Kabul police HQupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 02:48:00

Militants used a wooden cart to fire at least two rockets at close range into Kabul's police headquarters Saturday morning, killing at least five people and wounding five others, according to CNN's Nic Robertson who was on the scene.

Gates visits Afghanistanupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 00:10:00

CNN's Nic Robertson meets U.S. Defense Secretary Gates as he gets a tour of Khowst, Afghanistan's new model province.

Rape victim's lawyer speaksupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 22:52:00

The lawyer for a Saudi rape victim defends his actions and plans to seek reinstatement. CNN's Nic Robertson reports

Losing faith in charity: Is there any hope left for NGOs?updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 12:13:00

The image of a benevolent West has taken a battering in Africa this week, as 103 children earmarked for care by French families were airlifted from a border settlement between Chad and Sudan on a flight bound for France.

Anger in Chadupdated: Fri Nov 02 2007 12:13:00

Joseph Ochieno of the Uganda People's Congress joins CNN to discuss anger in Chad over a failed bid to remove orphans.

Turkey-Iraq border tensionsupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 12:41:00

Nic Robertson reports from the Turkish-Iraqi border, where Iraqis complain their villages have been shelled by Turkey.

Choose your weapon: A new arms race in the Middle Eastupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 08:34:00

Saber-rattling in the Middle East has been growing, with Israeli air strikes over Syria at the beginning of the month and France's Foreign Minister talking of war with Iran, but behind the scenes there are fears of a new arms race in the region.

Meshaal on Gilad Shalitupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 05:33:00

Meshaal on Gilad Shalit

Taliban end Pakistan truceupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 08:59:00

Taliban end Pakistan truce

Mosque standoff explainedupdated: Sun Jul 08 2007 21:18:00

Mosque standoff explained

Refugees leave Lebanon camp; U.N. workers freedupdated: Tue May 22 2007 02:10:00

Some 2,000 Palestinians have fled a refugee camp near Tripoli after three days of fighting, according to the Red Crescent.

Robertson: Saudis change tacticsupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 11:34:00

Saudi security forces have arrested 172 al Qaeda suspects who were planning attacks inside and outside the kingdom, officials said Friday.

Bomb targets U.S. Embassy convoy in Kabulupdated: Mon Mar 19 2007 04:05:00

A suicide bomber attacked a U.S. Embassy convoy in Kabul on Monday morning on a busy highway injuring several people, an embassy spokesman told CNN.

NATO launches new Afghan offensiveupdated: Tue Mar 06 2007 03:24:00

NATO-led security forces have launched a major offensive against the Taliban and drug traffickers in southern Afghanistan, the military alliance's regional commander said in a statement on Tuesday.

Blair: 1,600 troops to leave Iraqupdated: Wed Feb 21 2007 01:50:00

British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday announced plans for the imminent withdrawal of around 1,600 of his country's troops from Iraq.

Curfew over in restive Beirutupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 01:46:00

Beirut emerged Friday from an overnight curfew imposed after deadly clashes erupted between pro-government and opposition supporters at Beirut Arab University.

Beirut on lockdown after rivals battle in streetsupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 10:28:00

Lebanese officials Thursday imposed an overnight curfew for Beirut after deadly clashes erupted between pro-government and opposition supporters at Beirut Arab University.

Hungary braces for more protestsupdated: Wed Sep 20 2006 07:46:00

Hungarian police said Wednesday that hard-core football hooligans had hijacked peaceful anti-government protests, but Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany blamed opposition parties for a second night of violence.

Hungary police brace for more protests updated: Tue Sep 19 2006 01:43:00

Hungarian police said that hard-core football hooligans had hijacked peaceful anti-government protests but Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany blamed opposition parties for a second night of clashes between rioters and police, saying they had failed to deliver on a pledge to calm protests.

Lebanon president: We will fight invadersupdated: Fri Jul 21 2006 18:39:00

President Emile Lahoud has urged the Lebanese to remain united in the face of an Israeli offensive against Hezbollah and logistical targets in Lebanon that was in its tenth day Saturday.

Robertson: Lebanese hope U.S. will pressure Israel updated: Wed Jul 19 2006 19:45:00

The Lebanese have endured more than a week of Israeli airstrikes. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said Wednesday that the conflict so far has caused "immeasurable loss": more than 300 people have been killed in Lebanon, 1,000 have been wounded and 500,000 displaced. Beirut has been hit particularly hard.

Israeli troops enter southern Lebanonupdated: Tue Jul 18 2006 02:52:00

Israeli ground troops have entered southern Lebanon on a mission to destroy outposts of the militant group Hezbollah, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman told CNN early Wednesday.

Australian miners rescued, Beatles lose legal battle over Apple logoupdated: Mon May 08 2006 14:37:00

May 9, 2006

U.N. envoy flees mob in Darfurupdated: Mon May 08 2006 05:07:00

Angry demonstrators have killed a Sudanese interpreter working with African Union forces in Darfur in riots that broke out during a senior U.N. official's visit to a camp for displaced Sudanese, forcing him to flee.

Robertson: Iraqis, U.S. work in tandem for assaultupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 09:22:00

U.S. and Iraqi troops scoured areas around Samarra north of the Iraqi capital Friday searching for insurgents as part of Operation Swarmer.

U.S.-Iraqi assault grabs insurgents, weaponsupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 01:42:00

U.S. and Iraqi forces ferreted out insurgents and weapons caches in a rural area north of Baghdad on Friday, U.S. military officials said, as Operation Swarmer entered its second day.

Reporters: Life more dangerous for journalistsupdated: Mon Jan 30 2006 08:56:00

Both Time magazine's Michael Ware and CNN's Nic Robertson have spent many days in war zones and know the danger of reporting from Iraq.

Robertson: Al Qaeda fights back with messageupdated: Thu Jan 19 2006 13:54:00

On Thursday, an Arabic-language satellite TV network broadcast an audiotape it said was from Osama bin Laden.

Robertson: Timing of message no coincidence updated: Thu Jan 19 2006 12:32:00

On Friday, an Arabic-language satellite TV network broadcast an audiotape it said was from Osama bin Laden.

Robertson: 'Bullet casings were flying around us'updated: Sun Dec 04 2005 09:28:00

An angry group of Iraqis chased former interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and his bodyguards from a Shiite shrine Sunday in the city of Najaf. Police fired shots into the air to disperse the crowd.

Terror expert: Incidents similar to earlier London blastsupdated: Thu Jul 21 2005 10:37:00

Two weeks after the London terror attacks that killed more than 50 people, apparent explosions occurred Thursday at three subway stations and on a bus in the British capital.

Robertson: Sunnis now trying to get on boardupdated: Sun Feb 13 2005 09:39:00

The United Iraq Alliance won a plurality of votes in the January 30 elections but fell short of an outright majority, the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq said Sunday.

Lt. Col. Nate Sassamanupdated: Mon Apr 05 2004 07:34:00

In CNN Presents "Hope and Fear: Journeys in the New Iraq," CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson follows six very different individuals, and hears their hopes and fears for the future the country. He begins with an American soldier.

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