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Shiite rebels are Yemen's new masters

The capital of Yemen, the Arab world's poorest and perhaps most chronically unstable nation, has new masters. Anti-American Shiite rebels man checkpoints and roam the... Read more »

Oct. 4, 2014

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How politics and unrest are changing religious life in Egypt

Mosques have long been central to political dialogue in Egypt. But over the past three years, a tug-of-war between Islamists and the military’s repressive... Read more »

Oct. 1, 2014

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Egypt court postpones ruling in Mubarak retrial

An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed its ruling until November in the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak, charged with complicity in the killings of... Read more »

Sept. 27, 2014

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Arab states risk backlash by joining Syria strikes

The Arab nations that joined the United States in striking the Islamic State group in Syria were unusually open about it, throwing aside their usual secrecy and... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2014

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At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting

A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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Yemen Shiite rebels rout Islamist-allied general

Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set up checkpoints... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2014

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