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Middle East
4:43 am
Wed August 21, 2013

U.S. Discusses What To Do With Aid To Egypt

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:03 am

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The political crisis in Egypt could be on the verge of yet another dramatic turn: A judge in Cairo just ordered that former dictator Hosni Mubarak be released from jail.

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Middle East
4:27 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Since Crackdown In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood's Support Wanes

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:03 am

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Middle East
4:27 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Egypt's Political Crisis Is Creating Economic Trouble

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:03 am

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The crisis in Egypt has been devastating for that country's economy, and especially for businesses in Cairo. Shops that usually stay open late into the night are closing early because of a curfew imposed by the military. Many foreign companies have stopped operations altogether. For the time being, economists say that Egypt can avoid collapse with the help of a multi-billion dollar aid package from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries.

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Asia
4:27 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Allegations Of Human Rights Abuses In North Korea Probed

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:03 am

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In South Korea this week survivors of North Korean prison camps have been telling their stories of torture and starvation. They're speaking at a United Nations hearing that's delving into human rights abuses in North Korean labor camps, where up to 200,000 political prisoners, including spouses and children, are being held.

For more, we turn to Alastair Gale who is the Korea bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. Good morning.

ALASTAIR GALE: Good morning, David.

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National Security
4:27 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Britain Tried To Stop NSA Material From Being Published

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 11:03 am

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Africa
4:22 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Checkpoints And Curfews Complicate Life For Egyptians

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 8:22 pm

During the 2011 uprising in Egypt, police disappeared from the streets and were replaced by neighborhood watch committees. The groups have re-emerged during the violent stand-off between Egypt's military rulers and Islamist supporters of deposed President Morsi and people are reporting incidents of theft and harassment at checkpoints.

Media
4:22 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

'Guardian' Destroyed Hard Drives With Snowden Documents

Audie Cornish talks to Guardian editor in chief Alan Rusbridger. Rusbridger says he agreed to destroy hard drives containing information provided by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to be able to continue to report on the materials rather than surrender them to the courts. He says the newspaper has digital copies outside of the UK.

Latin America
4:22 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Mexico Schooled Over More Than 100 Mistakes In New Textbooks

In Mexico, as students head back to the classroom this week, their teachers will have extra work ahead of them. They're going to have to correct more than a hundred errors found in the free textbooks handed out to millions of students.

Middle East
4:22 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Pakistan's Former President Charged In Benazir Bhutto Murder

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been charged with murder in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Musharraf is back in Pakistan after a self-imposed exile. He denies the charges. Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at The Atlantic Council, speaks with Melissa Block about the implications of the case.

The Two-Way
1:58 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

In First Meeting Since 1970s, Afghanistan Tops Pakistan In Soccer

Afghanistan's soccer players dance to celebrate beating Pakistan, in a friendly match played Tuesday in Kabul.
Rahmat Gul AP

Soccer fans are strutting in Afghanistan today, after their national team defeated neighboring Pakistan, 3-0, in a friendly match sponsored by FIFA, soccer's governing body. Before Tuesday's match in Kabul, the two teams had not played each other in more than 30 years.

Afghan media relished the win, with the Pajhwok news agency declaring, "Afghanistan lash Pakistan in historic soccer duel."

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