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Egypt Continues To Slip Further Into Chaos, Violence

Security forces cleared a central Cairo Mosque Saturday, where hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi had gathered overnight. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters have been arrested, charged with murder and terrorism. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about the ongoing crisis.

Turmoil In Egypt: Getting 'Back From The Brink'

Amid violence in Egypt, there are reportedly calls for dismantling the Muslim Brotherhood, the party of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Guest host Don Gonyea speaks with Shadi Hamid, the director of research for the Brookings Doha Center, about political and security issues in the country.

Muslim Brotherhood: A Force Throughout The Muslim World

The Islamist group has been banned or repressed for much of its history. But it has operated in the gaps that successive Egyptian regimes have permitted, serving as a social, religious and political organization.

Gunfire Exchanged In Standoff At Cairo Mosque

A deadly standoff continues between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who are holed up inside a Cairo mosque. Host Scott Simon gets the latest from reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous.

NASA: Meteor In Russia Threw Up Globe-Girdling Plume Of Debris

The giant space rock that slammed into Chelyabinsk in February sent material into the stratosphere that circled the globe in just four days and lingered for months.

Dozens Dead, 'Huge' Number Missing In Philippine Ferry Sinking

Survivors say people were trapped below deck when the ferry sank "in minutes" after it collided with a cargo ship near the country's second-largest city of Cebu.

Eurozone Rebound: Blip Or Trend?

The eurozone emerged from an 18-month-long recession. Host Scott Simon talks with Simon Johnson, MIT professor and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, about positive news from the eurozone, and what impact that might have on the U.S. economy.

Despite Bloodshed, Many Egyptians Support Military

Egypt witnessed the bloodiest day in its modern history this week. Most of the dead are Muslim Brotherhood supporters, but there's little sympathy as the military and media ramp up a campaign to brand them as terrorists.

To Care For U.S. Kids, Filipinas Leave Their Own Behind

Tens of thousands of Filipinas work as nannies in U.S. households. Many leave their own children in the care of relatives back home, a wrenching but often unavoidable decision in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.

Egyptian Forces Reportedly Clear Mosque Of Morsi Backers

Hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi have taken refuge in a Cairo mosque and are refusing to leave.