Egyptians split on choice of leader

Jul 7, 2013

Egyptians split on choice of leader

The coalition that toppled Egypt's Islamist government starts to crack as a dispute over the interim prime minister reveals sharp disagreements on how strongly religion should influence politics.

U.S. has spotty record on aid cuts after coups

| Jul 6, 2013

U.S. has spotty record on aid cuts after coups

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The Foreign Assistance Act, a U.S. law first enacted in 1961, is pretty clear: It says, in Section 508, that the United States must cut aid to any country "whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree." Whatever popular sentiments ...

Turkish unrest could spread as potential flash points abound

Jun 18, 2013

Turkish unrest could spread as potential flash points abound

The turmoil in Turkey entered a new stage Sunday, with riot police tearing through residential neighborhoods in Istanbul to clear streets of protesters as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a fiery speech to tens of thousands of supporters on the city's outskirts. As thousands ...