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Two Former Popes Can Thank New Pope For Sainthood

The Catholic Church will soon have two new saints, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Church watchers are interpreting what the elevation of these two men says about the current pope, Pope Francis, and his priorities. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with John Allen, correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter about the pope's recent move.

A Year Later, A Revolution In Egypt Again

This Saturday morning, Egypt is cleaning up from clashes overnight between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators that killed at least 30 people. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Leila Fadel and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Cairo about this week's developments and reflect on the changes that have taken place there in the year since now-deposed President Mohammed Morsi was elected.
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D.C. Area Universities Urge Students To Leave Egypt

Universities in the region are asking their students in Egypt to leave the country due to the social and political unrest.


'Horrific Attack' On School In Nigeria; Dozens Dead

Most of the victims were students at a boarding school. The Islamist group known as Boko Haram is suspected. Both the militants and government forces have been accused of using brutal force in recent years.

The U.S. Holds The Aid Card, Yet Egypt Still Trumps

The ouster of Mohammed Morsi puts the U.S. in an awkward position. As the administration considers its next steps, analysts are quick to point out the many missteps in U.S. policy toward Egypt up to now.

If Snowden Tries To Get To Latin America, Cuba Could Be Key

The leaders of Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have said they're willing to give asylum to the "NSA leaker." He's been lingering in legal limbo at an airport in Russia for nearly two weeks. If he tries to get to Latin America, he may need an OK from Cuba to stop there.

After Deadly Clashes, Cairo Remains Tense

Battles between supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and those who pushed for his removal from office left at least 36 people dead and more than 1,000 wounded. It's feared there will be more fighting.

Egypt Remains On Edge After Deadly Clashes

Cairo's emblematic Tahrir Square and nearby approaches to the River Nile are largely empty and debris-strewn today. At least 30 were killed in cashes between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

What A Fella Has To Do To Get A Drink Around The Muslim World

Trying to keep track of the myriad regulations governing the purchase and consumption of alcohol in Afghanistan and the region beyond could drive a person to drink.

After A Rapid Rise, A Challenge To Political Islam

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.