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Amid Egypt's Divisive Climate, Kerry Urges Economic Action

Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with the Egyptian president and opposition leaders to help forge a path through the country's turmoil. Kerry says it is "paramount" that leaders come together to tackle Egypt's financial woes.
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Miles From Home, Syrians Vote In Free Elections

Aleppo, Syria, is holding the first free elections for 25 city council seats and 26 provincial council seats. This election is far from perfect, but those involved say they want to set an example for other Syrian towns.
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In Kenya, Political Puppets Give Voice To Satire

One TV show is trying to break down Kenyan politicians' stature ahead of Monday's elections. It uses caricatures to prod for answers and expose corruption. "The XYZ Show has always been trying to show the politicians for who they are," one writer says.
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After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight

A report released by the State Department Friday says the pipeline won't have much of an impact on the development of oil from Alberta. But activists who oppose the project aren't giving in.
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As Secretary Of State, Kerry Visits Middle East

This weekend, newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry makes his first official visits to Middle Eastern countries including Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Foreign Policy's David Rothkopf about Kerry's agenda. Rothkopf says Secretary Kerry has less power to shape U.S. policy overseas than many think.
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Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed In Mali

Mokhtar Belmokhtar is believed to have been behind the attack on an Algerian gas plant in January. The Chadian military said Saturday its forces had killed the senior commander for al-Qaida's wing in North Africa in an attack on a rebel base in Mali.
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Searching For Stability, Tunisia Stumbles

The North African nation seemed to be doing better than other Arab Spring countries. But it's suffered a recent series of setbacks as it tries to build a stable political system and economy.

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