Saying that the United States is "deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution," President Obama calls on Egypt's military to preserve the rights and safety of its citizens.
The U.S. has close ties with the Egyptian military and provides more than $1 billion each year in arms. But now with the Egyptian military ousting of President Mohamed Morsi, the U.S. finds itself in a sticky situation: Should it support democratically-elected president it has trouble with or just stand by?
Egyptian troops, backed by armor, deployed near protest sites and key facilities across Cairo as the military tightened control after the expiration of an ultimatum to the president to compromise with protesters seeking his ouster. We explore how President Mohamed Morsi went from being Egypt's first democratically elected president to a pariah.
Robert Siegel speaks with former Egyptian parliamentarian Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery. He is a member of Egypt's "Freedom and Justice Party," which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. He says Wednesday was a bad day for democracy in Egypt.
It's been four weeks since Pakistan's new prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sworn into office. He's had a difficult start. He's faced a wave of militant attacks and an economically crippling electricity crisis. Now his job has become even harder. Many Pakistanis consider U.S. drone attacks against targets in their tribal belt as a violation of sovereignty. Recently, there's been a lull in these attacks. But overnight there was a fresh missile strike that killed at least 17 people and presented Sharif's government with a quandary.
None of the Arab uprisings of 2011 has yet produced a stable, democratic nation. The crisis in Egypt and the civil war in Syria reflect the turmoil in the region, while Tunisia can point to some political progress.
A grandson moved the remains of three of Mandela's children. Other relatives sued. Now, a court has ordered that the remains be returned to their original burial site. And criminal charges have been prepared against the grandson.
An archaeological dig at Mount Carmel in Israel has turned up what may be the oldest evidence of humans using flowers when burying their dead. By about 12,000 years ago, researchers have found, some dead would have been buried in a flower-lined grave in a small cemetery.
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