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Former Egyptian Vice President Dies In U.S.

Egypt's former spy chief Omar Suleiman was appointed vice president at the peak of the democracy uprising in January of 2011. The official Middle East News Agency said in a brief report that Suleiman died at a U.S. hospital early Thursday.
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McCain Defends Clinton Aide, Tells Bachmann And Others To Back Off

The 2008 GOP presidential nominee came to the defense of Hilary Clinton's longtime aide on the Senate floor. While Sen. John McCain didn't mention Rep. Michele Bachmann by name, he made clear he wants her to stop suggesting the aide is helping the Muslim Brotherhood.
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U.N. Delays Vote On Syria Resolution After Bombing

A deeply divided U.N. Security Council meets today to vote on an extension of the U.N. Monitoring Mission in Syria. A British draft resolution, supported by the West and most Arab states would extend the mission but would also threaten Bashar Assad's regime with sanctions and potentially military action unless it halts violence against civilians. Russia has vowed to veto such a resolution.
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Assad's Top Defense Aides Killed In Bomb Attack

Three top aides to Syrian President Bashar Assad were killed Wednesday in a bomb attack in Damascus. Robert Siegel speaks with Andrew J. Tabler, author of the book In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle with Syria, about those killed and what the attack means for both the Assad regime and the opposition. Tabler is also a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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Netanyahu Points At Iran After Explosion In Bulgaria Kills Israelis

At least four people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at the airport in Burgas. There was an explosion on a bus that had just been boarded by Israelis who had arrived in the Baltic Sea resort.
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Has Syria Reached A Tipping Point?

Wednesday's bombing in Damascus, which killed several senior figures in President Bashar Assad's inner circle, also shattered the notion that he and his government still have firm control of the capital.

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