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Mideast rivalries a backdrop for Iran plot claims

During Friday prayers in Tehran last summer, one of the ruling system's most firebrand clerics, Ahmad Jannati, had worshippers pumping their fists to denounce Saudi... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2011

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Clinton says some Arab changes may come slowly

The Obama administration's top diplomat suggested Tuesday that the Arab Spring has entered difficult and uncharted territory between dictatorship and democracy, and... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2011

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Egypt's violence

If Egypt's "Arab Spring" is allowed to devolve into empowerment for religious extremism at the expense of liberty and freedom, the world will have lost a marvelous... Read more »

Oct. 11, 2011

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African Spring activists observe Polish elections

Activists from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia observed Poland's parliamentary election on Sunday to gain firsthand experience about how to hold the first democratic votes in... Read more »

Oct. 9, 2011

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3 women share Nobel; led change

Leymah Gbowee confronted armed forces in Liberia to demand that they stop using rape as a weapon. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa's first woman to win a free... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2011

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3 women share Nobel; led change in Africa, Mideast

Leymah Gbowee confronted armed forces in Liberia to demand that they stop using rape as a weapon. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa's first woman to win a free... Read more »

Oct. 7, 2011

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