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Egypt to dissolve Muslim Brotherhood as NGO: state media

The case concerns the NGO that was formally registered by the Brotherhood in March in response to a lawsuit that argued the movement had no legal status.

Egypt's Hosni Mubarak returns to court

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returned to court on Sunday, three days after his release from prison into house arrest. He is facing charges in a retrial for ordering police to fire on protesters in Cairo during the 2011 uprising in Egypt. Also appearing in court were Mubarak's two sons, who face corruption charges, and former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, a co-defendant.

Chatter: Egypt is running out of top Muslim Brothers to arrest

Egyptian security forces detain one of the few senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood they hadn't already jailed, Pakistan's former military ruler is charged with murder, the Guardian's surveillance scoops bring it some unwelcome visits from the spooks, and the very expensive vices of China's rich and infamous.
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Egyptian security forces detain one of the few senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood they hadn't already jailed, Pakistan's former military ruler is charged with murder, the Guardian's surveillance scoops bring it some unwelcome visits from the spooks, and the very expensive vices of China's rich and infamous.
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Chatter: Egypt's day of rage

Egyptians brace for more bloodshed as the Muslim Brotherhood calls a day of protests, South Africa remembers the Marikana tragedy, New Zealand survives a 6.5 earthquake, and the little lion that could (bark).
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Egyptians brace for more bloodshed as the Muslim Brotherhood calls a day of protests, South Africa remembers the Marikana tragedy, New Zealand survives a 6.5 earthquake, and the little lion that could (bark).
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Chatter: Egyptian leaders wanted

Egypt's interim prime minister wants members for his cabinet — while the police want the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Russia draws its own conclusions about Syria, the Boston bomb suspect is due in court, and Barack Obama lets us know where he stands on broccoli.
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Egypt's interim prime minister wants members for his cabinet — while the police want the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Russia draws its own conclusions about Syria, the Boston bomb suspect is due in court, and Barack Obama lets us know where he stands on broccoli.
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Hagel hearings reinforce congressional support for whatever Israel does

Commentary: GOP senators opt to grandstand rather than ask serious questions on defense policy.
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Former US Senator Chuck Hagel, President Barack Obama's nominee for US Secretary of Defense, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Jan. 31, 2013. Facing tough questions from some senators at his confirmation hearing, Hagel said in his opening remarks that he wanted to keep America's armed forces the strongest in the world and that he supported using military force to safeguard the country's interests. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
The Senate Armed Services Committee — surely one of the most important committees in what we euphemistically refer to as the Upper House of our Congress — gave a nice, day-long display at the end of last week as to why Congress's approval rating, in a new survey, remained in single digits.
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Egypt protests: Can the army keep the peace?

CAIRO — A warning from Egypt’s defense minister this week that the Egyptian state was near collapse raised a lot of eyebrows. Were the country’s secretive generals readying for another coup?

Two years after Mubarak: Muslim Brotherhood legacy is bogus

Commentary: The idea of creating Egyptian national reconciliation is a myth.
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An Egyptian protester kicks a live tear gas canister into a fire during clashes with riot police near Tahrir Square on Jan. 27, 2013, in Cairo, Egypt. Violent protests continued across Egypt two days after the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution that overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak. (Ed Giles/Getty Images)
After the successful ousting of the former Egyptian regime, many thought the revolution had achieved its objective — asking for three basic demands: bread, liberty and social justice. The question is, did they get what they asked for?
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China's first foray into the Black Sea

There is some controversy and debate about China's first foray into the Black Sea. On the surface, two Chinese vessels have entered the inland sea just days after the conclusion of the 2012 Sea Breeze exercises, for the first time ever, according to Radio Free Europe.

Egypt: President Morsi annuls dissolution of parliament

Morsi's decision to order parliament to reconvene puts him on a collision course with Egypt's military council.
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