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Egypt's radical Islamist party vows to respect peace treaty with Israel

Egypt's radical Islamist party vows to respect peace treaty with Israel | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Salafi Al-Nour party says will welcome talks with Israel; new Israeli envoy in Cairo says will try to open communication channels with Islamist groups.
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New Tunisia President urges return of country's Jewish population

New Tunisia President urges return of country's Jewish population | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Moncef Marzouk tells chief Tunisian rabbi that Jews are full citizens; Tunisia ousted longtime dictator Ben Ali in first of Arab Spring revolution.
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Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions

Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Shocking images of a woman being beaten in Cairo's Tahrir Square reveal a bitter and ever-deepening divide between protesters and the country's security forces.
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Cairo violence continues as soldiers clash with protesters

Cairo violence continues as soldiers clash with protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Latest round of fighting that began on Friday leaves 12 dead and 500 injured, according to health ministry officials...
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Egypt’s military council blames protesters for violence

Egypt’s military council blames protesters for violence | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The military leaders sought today to portray the deadly protests that have roiled the country in recent days as the work of thugs and hooligans.
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Islamists win 70 percent of the vote in second round of Egypt elections

Islamists win 70 percent of the vote in second round of Egypt elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Unofficial results put Muslim Brotherhood ahead with 39 percent of the vote, Salafi Al Nour with 31 percent; liberal Wafd party wins 22 percent.
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As Clashes Continue in Egypt, a Media War Breaks Out

As Clashes Continue in Egypt, a Media War Breaks Out | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On the third day of clashes between security forces and protesters in the center of the capital, a new battle broke out between Egypt’s state-run and independent media over who to blame for the violence.
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Troops, protesters clash in Cairo for third day

Troops, protesters clash in Cairo for third day | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Military police battled demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square early Sunday, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and injured hundreds, only days after the first free election...
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Battles rage as Egypt counts ballots

Egyptian soldiers hurled rocks, cement bricks and glass plates at protesters as the two sides battled in a second straight day of post-election violence that's left at least nine people dead and some 300 injured, according to official figures.
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Fearing Persecution, Egypt's Christians Back Parties Most Likely to Beat Islamists

Fearing Persecution, Egypt's Christians Back Parties Most Likely to Beat Islamists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Limiting the extent of the Islamist victory at the polls becomes the overriding priority for a community fearing intolerance and attacks on tourism...
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Libyan activists demand transparency from National Transitional Council

Libyan activists demand transparency from National Transitional Council | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Protesters set up tent city in Benghazi and call for interim government to make its membership and voting decisions public...
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Who’s Afraid of Egypt’s Islamists?

Who’s Afraid of Egypt’s Islamists? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof speaks with a cross-section of Egyptians about the rise of Muslim political parties in the country.
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Democracy in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Birthplace

Democracy in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Birthplace | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Although Islamists are getting the majority of the votes in Egypt, there’s no reason to panic. For now, at least, democracy is at work.
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The Cruelty of Kim

The Cruelty of Kim | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Forced breeding, torture, starvation, rape, execution: This is what it’s like to be a political prisoner in North Korea.

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Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Egypt’s unfinished revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Although Mubarak was toppled in an 18-day uprising, getting rid of thirty years of corruption and oppression has proven to be a harder task. In a powerful photo essay, an Egyptian photographer explores the latest chapter in the Egyptian revolution: the November uprising.

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Kim Jong-il dead: Pentagon war game considers worst-case scenario

Kim Jong-il dead: Pentagon war game considers worst-case scenario | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
News that North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is dead has not alarmed the Pentagon. But one of its worst-case scenarios for global security is a failed succession and the collapse of the regime.
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Spring Break: How Egypt's Liberals Lost Control of Their Revolution

December 2 was supposed to be "Heroes of Mohamed Mahmoud Friday" in Cairo. The previous week, around 40 people had been killed by security forces while demonstrating in Tahrir Square, with the worst violence occurring on adjacent Mohamed Mahmoud Street. To memorialize the dead, Egypt's youth activists had called for a million-man march, complete with parachute-sized Egyptian flags to convey their spirit and mock coffins to convey their sadness.

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Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s ‘Dear Leader’ Dictator, Dead at 70

Kim Jong Il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has died, Yonhap News reported. He was 70.
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Egypt clashes kill 10, undermine Army narrative of democratic transition

Egypt clashes kill 10, undermine Army narrative of democratic transition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This weekend's renewed violence in Egypt, including the documented use of live ammunition against unarmed protesters, has further eroded confidence in the ruling military council.
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Panetta says Libya faces long, difficult transition

Panetta says Libya faces long, difficult transition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - U.S.Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Libya's leaders on Saturday they faced a long, hard road in moving on from 42 years of one-man rule and uniting rival militias that still hold...
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Egypt's military uses heavy hand in crushing protest

Egypt's military uses heavy hand in crushing protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's military is using a heavy hand against protests in Egypt's capital. Nine are dead and more than 300 have been injured.
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Egypt's Military Clashes With Protesters; 7 Dead

Egypt's military and protesters clash, 7 dead, in resurgence of violence amid elections...
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Egypt set for next voting round

Egypt set for next voting round | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
People in parts of Egypt prepare to go to the polls in the second round of post-revolution elections, with Islamists expected to build on earlier gains.
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Libyan women battle for empowerment

Libyan women battle for empowerment | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
They helped smuggle weapons and ammunition to fighters during the revolution. Now, Libyan women have their own battle to fight - for empowerment, reports the BBC's Caroline Hawley.
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Iran's bid for power in postwar Iraq

Iran's bid for power in postwar Iraq | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As Iraqi Prime Minister Nour al-Maliki meets President Obama in Washington, Tehran is trying to broaden its influence in Iraq by installing a heavy-hitting cleric there.
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