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Blogger: U.S. Shouldn't Trust Egypt's Government

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decided to move ahead with the annual $1.3 billion in aid to the Egyptian military, she described the military as an important partner, especially in this period of transition. But, is the military really a partner committed to democracy, as the U.S. government says? A young blogger jailed for criticizing the Egyptian armed forces says no.

EU Deal Expected To Lower Mobile Roaming Fees

European officials have agreed to overhaul mobile roaming fees. That would allow consumers to pay less for calls, texts and mobile web services when traveling abroad. Consumer advocates are urging the EU to go further, and eliminate roaming fees altogether.

Egyptians Push To End Military's Trials Of Civilians

A young woman filed suit against the Egyptian military over forced "virginity checks" on female protesters who were arrested last year. While the woman lost her case, there is a growing campaign to put an end to the military's trials of civilians.

Still Wounded, Baghdad Hosts Arab Summit

The Arab League is meeting in Baghdad for the first time in more than 20 years. While little in the way of major policy is expected to come out of the summit, after years of violence and war, it's a marvel the summit is happening at all.

For The Two Sudans, The Threat Of War Looms

South Sudan's independence from Sudan last summer was supposed to end decades of conflict between the two countries. But renewed fighting and increased tension is threatening to erupt into full-scale battle, while civilians face increasing hardships.