Egypt’s Christians Place Their Faith in Al-Sisi’s Presidential Bid

For Egypt’s eight million Christians, many of whom had fervently prayed for God to deliver them from an Islamist leadership, Sisi is the miracle they have been waiting for. But supporting a potential dictator could be dangerous When Field Marshall Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt’s defense minister, declared on national television that he was stepping down to run for President, it […]

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Feds Will Recognize Michigan Same-Sex Marriages

Attorney General Eric Holder says the U.S. government will extend marriage benefits to the 300 same-sex couples who wed over the weekend The 300 same-sex couples who married over the weekend in Michigan during a brief period in which gay marriage was legal in the state will soon be eligible for federal marriage benefits, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. […]

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U.S. Criticizes Saudi Arabia Over Snub To Jerusalem Post Reporter

Obama administration says it is “very disappointed” by the decision not to grant a Saudi Arabian visa to Michael Wilner, a U.S. citizen, days before president is scheduled to meet with King Abdullah The White House criticized the Saudi Arabian government’s decision to bar a Jerusalem Post reporter from entering the country to cover President Barack Obama’s visit later this […]

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Turkish Court Overturns Twitter Ban

The temporary injunction demands the government-controlled telecommunications authority to allow citizens access again to the microblogging site, five days after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan instituted a ban amid his broadening corruption scandal A court declared a temporary injunction Wednesday demanding the government-controlled telecoms authority lift the ban on Twitter imposed by the Turkish government five days ago, according to […]

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China Peeved By Reports of U.S. Spying

Country wants answers after report of NSA spying on tech giant Huawei China demanded answers Monday about reports that the United States hacked into the emails of top Chinese officials by monitoring the local tech giant Huawei. “China has made many representations to the U.S. We urge the U.S. to give a clear account and stop similar acts,” Foreign Ministry […]

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Death toll climbs as protests still rage in Venezuela

At least 31 people have died in Venezuela and 461 have been injured in violent clashes between opposition demonstrators and government forces that began last month, an official said Thursday. Another 1,854 people have been detained during the unrest, according to Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres. The weeks of protests across Venezuela mark the biggest threat President Nicolas Maduro has […]

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Russia Will Allow International Monitors into Ukraine

The move could ease tensions in the region and allay Western fears that Russia plans to grab more Ukrainian territory Russia will allow international monitors into Ukraine amid concerns from Western countries that Russia might make a grab at more territory after it annexed the southern Crimea peninsula. The Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Friday that […]

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Turkey Bans Twitter

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated his intention to block the social micropublishing network—”We’ll eradicate it”—hours before cutting if off. During mass demonstrations in Istanbul over the summer, he labeled social media society’s “worst menace” The Turkish Prime Minister has banned Twitter across the country. Twitter was blocked just after midnight in Turkey on Thursday, according to Reuters. Prime Minister […]

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