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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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Mohamed ElBaradei

Aug 14, 2013 — Scores were killed when security forces cleared sites where supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi had been camped. Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has resigned in protest over what he says was unnecessary bloodshed.
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Jul 7, 2013 — An attempt to install Mohamed ElBaradei as interim prime minister was stalled after an Islamist group objected to the Nobel laureate. State media and other sources had confirmed the appointment on Saturday, but later in the day the president's spokesperson walked it back.
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Jul 6, 2013 — After word that the Nobel Peace Prize winner would be appointed, the office of the interim president said Mohamed ElBaradei has not officially been chosen.
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Mar 6, 2013 — The first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections on April 22 is now in doubt; Egyptian lawmakers failed to send a decree calling for the elections to the Constitutional Court for review.
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Apr 25, 2011 — The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says nations that have the weapons need to make it clear they wish to move to a "world free from nuclear weapons." And the enrichment process must be put under international control, he says.
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Jan 30, 2011 — The Nobel Peace Prize laureate also told CBS that the U.S. government is "losing credibility by the day" because it appears to be "lending support to a dictator."
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Jan 27, 2011 — Protests continue in major cities as demonstrators push for President Hosni Mubarak to cede power.
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