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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
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Egypt

Mar 14, 2014 — Two ousted presidents, journalists and many activists are all on trial in the overburdened court system. Many cases stem from the country's political turmoil and there's no guarantee of a fair trial.
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Feb 26, 2014 — Three years ago, the president was toppled and the country seemed headed for major changes. Today, the military is in control and is waging a sustained crackdown on opposition groups.
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Dec 3, 2013 — Prominent athletes, high school students and young girls have all been punished, and in some cases arrested, for expressing solidarity with protesters who were killed by Egypt's security forces.
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Nov 4, 2013 — "I am Egypt's legitimate president. I refuse to be tried by this court," the ousted leader declared. He and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are accused of inciting violence that led to the deaths of protesters. After their show of defiance, the trial was postponed.
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Oct 18, 2013 — Since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian authorities have been systematically trying to break his Muslim Brotherhood. Their most recent target: the mosques and charities that formed a vital part of the Brotherhood's vast social network and helped it dominate recent elections.
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Jul 11, 2013 — Many Egyptians see U.S. conspiracies everywhere in their country and demand that America leave Egypt alone. In the U.S., many pundits say the Obama administration is standing on the sidelines and needs to get more involved.
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Jul 6, 2013 — Well-organized Islamist groups have risen to power in several countries in recent years. But their track record for governing has been poor overall, and the events in Egypt suggest they may be facing a backlash.
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Jul 3, 2013 — Egypt's military has played a dominant role in the country since a 1952 military coup. The military reasserted its power as it staged a coup on Wednesday.
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Dec 22, 2012 — The Islamist-backed constitution has polarized the nation. Critics say the document neglects human rights and reform, while expanding the role of Islam in the document. There seemed to be no question, however, that the document would pass.
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Nov 23, 2012 — Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi won high praise for brokering the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But protesters in several Egyptian cities denounced him on Friday after he gave himself sweeping powers.
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