Early results indicate that the incoming Parliament is likely to be dominated by Islamists. But two leading Islamist blocs — the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists — have little in common and are doing their best to undermine each other.
By day, "Ahmed" worked a regular job; by night, he protested against the Syrian government. He knew that "one day my time is coming." That grim prediction came true when he was grabbed off the streets and taken to a detention center, where a "welcome beating" was just the beginning.
In an interview with ABC News, Syrian President Bashar Assad says that he has not ordered his military to kill anti-government protesters there. Lynn Neary and Robert Siegel play some of the interview.
Roughly one-third of Egyptians voted in the country's first round of parliamentary elections, and Islamist parties scored big victories. That's given some liberal Egyptians and observers pause. Ed Husain, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, talks about Egypt's Islamist parties.
Despite news of terrorist bombings, U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and crackdowns in Syria, two recent books argue the world has never seen so little war and violence. Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature, and Joshua Goldstein, author of Winning the War on War, discuss.
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